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By Jeff Henson

Yamaha Racing

Taylor Kiser - XC1 Pro #6
GNCC Round #4 – Pirelli Big Buck

Pirelli Big Buck – Union, SC - Big Buck has always been a good track for my riding style so I was looking forward to a great weekend of racing. As the green flag went up I got a great jump out of the hole and headed to the first corner. As we hit the holeshot line I was second behind Bill Ballance; this is where I rode comfortably for the first lap. I gained the lead early in lap number 2; I felt comfortable and everything was flowing well.

I continued to lead the race until I pitted on the third lap; Chris Borich and Adam McGill decided not to pit at this time so after gas and goggles I hit the course in fourth behind Ballance. I was moving along great when I connected with a tree, it was a pretty hard hit. I was shook me up pretty good but tried to quickly gather my thoughts. Getting the quad out of the predicament took me what seemed like forever. By the time I got back on the course I was in fifth place behind Bryan Cook.

I put my head down and began to charge forward for last lap of the race. In the end, I placed fifth for the weekend. This places me in third in the XC1 point’s standing’s just three points behind second. I look forward to heading to Loretta’s for round five of the GNCC series; in preparation I will be heading to Tennessee early for an OMA event and some additional training.

 huge thank you goes out to my great group of sponsors who stand behind me and have had a hand in this event. Yamaha, Houser, Ohlins, HMF, Maxxis, Mike Kiser Welding, Raber Industries, T&K Cycles, HiPer, Fly, Powermadd, Fasst, Ballance Racing, Precision Racing, Rath Racing, GT Thunder, DP Brakes, G4 graphics, Derek Tremain- ARS Powersports, Baldwin Motorsports, Big Nutz Racing, Chester Vet Clinic, Jason Lyons – Mona Vie, Spectro Oils, Tire Balls, ATV Exposed, Albright Motorsports, and IMS.

See you in a couple weeks!

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