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FRE/KTM Race Report – GNCC Round 13

Taylor Kiser
Taylor Kiser

David Knight
David Knight

Adam McGill
Adam McGill
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,” commented Kiser.

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 KTM’s 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 ATV’s 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.

Overall Results

1)    Chris Borich
2)    Donald Ockerman
3)    Bill Ballance
4)    Adam McGill – KTM
5)    Chris Bithell
6)    Bryan Cook
7)    Brandon Sommers
8)    Jarrod McClure
9)    Ryan Lane
10)  Matthew Smiley
11)  Taylor Kiser – KTM

Overall Series Points

1)    Bill Ballance – 283
2)    Chris Borich – 241
3)    Adam McGill – 222
4)    Brandon Sommers – 212
5)    Bryan Cook – 211
6)    Taylor Kiser – 160

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