FRE/KTM Race Report
GNCC Round 13
Crawfordsville, IN FRE/KTM Factory rider
Adam McGill earned fourth overall after an
all-day battle with Bill Ballance at the Ironman
Finale round 13 of the GNCC Series.
McGill had a great day earning a top five
start alongside his teammate Taylor Kiser.
McGill hung with the top four riders as they
entered into the woods and would remain with the
lead pack throughout the race. Kiser, who was
upfront early, unfortunately became tangled with
Brandon Ballance right before the woods section
only to recover at the back of the pack.
While McGill battled for second place up
front, Kiser was busy charging through
competitors on his way to the front of the pack.
He eventually worked his way up from sixteenth
to sixth with a lap and a half to go when he got
stuck in a bottle neck. The bottle neck cost him
precious time and valuable positions. He
eventually got out but was only able to salvage
eleventh by the time the checkered flag flew. I
had some bad luck today with one crash and
getting stuck in a bottleneck, but I had a fun
season and I am looking forward to training hard
and coming back even stronger next year,
McGill was trying to make the pass on Bill
Ballance for second place approximately 600
yards from the finish when the two collided and
were both passed by Donald Ockerman. Ballance
got going first and crossed the line in third
while McGill finished right behind him in
fourth. I am happy with my finish today. I
finished third in the overall series points
which makes me very happy for my first year on a
new team and a new bike, stated McGill.
The FRE/KTM Factory Race team had a great
first season with both riders finishing on the
podium numerous times throughout the season.
McGill finished third in the series with
teammate Kiser only a few spots back in sixth.
I think for KTMs first year in the ATV GNCC
Series and for our first year on this bike the
team did great! We are very proud of our two
riders and all the work the team put in to
making this a successful season for FRE/KTM,
said FRE/KTM Team Manager Tim Farr.
Red Bull KTM rider and current GNCC XC-1
Motorcycle Champion, David Knight also competed
in the XC-1 ATV class. Knight finished the race
in 22nd and had a great time. I have always
enjoyed racing ATVs and thought this would be a
fun and exciting way to end the season. It was a
lot harder than I expected but well worth it.
Thanks to my team for this opportunity I had a
blast, commented Knight.
2) Donald Ockerman
3) Bill Ballance
Adam McGill KTM
6) Bryan Cook
9) Ryan Lane
10) Matthew Smiley
11) Taylor Kiser KTM
Overall Series Points
3) Adam McGill
4) Brandon Sommers
5) Bryan Cook 211
6) Taylor Kiser 160