JG Off Road / GEICO
Powersports Race Report
Pirelli Big Buck GNCC – Union, SC (April 5,
2009) – The JG Off Road / GEICO Powersports /
Monster Energy Kawasaki team was in Union, SC
this weekend for Round #4 of the Can Am GNCC
Series where Paul Whibley grabbed yet another
Jennifer Albright had a misfire at the start,
but once she got her machine running she was
mid-pack heading into the woods. Jennifer
put on a strong first lap, but ran into some
trouble from there. Albright was a little
shaken after she took on a hard hit from a nasty
crash and then started having some over-heating
issues with her quad. Jennifer took an 11th
place class finish for the day. This
finish holds Albright in 4th place in the points
standings – just 2 points out of 3rd.
Jennifer would like to thank of her sponsors:
GEICO, MSR, Lojak Yamaha, MAXXIS, HMF, HiPer
Technology, Rekluse, GT Thunder, Spider Grips,
Precision, XFR, Cycle Gear, Scott, Flexx, CV4,
IMS, ProGraph-X, Triple X Motorsports, PowerMadd,
Moto Pro Training, and DP Brakes.
The XC1 boys got a good jump on the start and
stayed strong throughout the course of the day.
Whibley had found his way up to 2nd place by the
end of the first lap and battled all day with
Strang (who went down in the first turn and
battled hard to the front) and Mullins.
The track was a one line fast lane through the
trees which made it hard on the guys to find
places to pass. Jimmy Jarrett was off to a
good start, in 5th place, less than 30 seconds
behind the leader. Jarrett battled some
mid-race arm pump that dropped him back to 11th
place, but he was able to push through it and
salvage a 10th place finish (18th O/A).
After Round 4, Paul remains in the points lead.
Jimmy Jarrett sits in 6th place, just 2 points
out of the Top 5.
Scotty Watkins had a rough day from the get
go, going down in the second turn off the start,
he worked his way up to 5th place.
Throughout the day, Watkins struggled with his
suspension, which wore him down, placing him in
8th place (31st O/A) for the day. This
race drops Scotty down to 5th place in the
points standings, just a few points shy of
cracking into the Top 3.
The team would like to extend a special
thanks to all of their sponsors: GEICO, Monster
Energy Kawasaki, Moose, Pirelli, Tsubaki, IMS,
Works Connection, EBC Brakes, Silkolene, Renthal,
Pro Moto Billet, Enduro Engineer, PG Graphics,
In addition, the guys would like to
thank the following sponsors:
Paul Whibley – Leo Vince,
Shoei, Smith, G-2, Vortex Ignitions, WER, and
Jimmy Jarrett – FMF, Arai, Motion Pro, Cytomax,
Applied, UFO, Twin Air, and BRP
Scotty Watkins - FMF and Shoei
And of course a huge thank you to our fans.
The GNCC series will continue on April 18 &
19 for the Loretta Lynn GNCC in Hurricane Mills,
TN. The Pirelli Big Buck GNCC will air on the VS
network May 30th at 2:30PM (ATV) and June 6th at
2:30PM (Bikes). For a full listing of the
TV schedule, visit:
To check out photos from the event: