JG Off Road / GEICO Powersports Race Report -
June 28, 2009 – Snowshoe GNCC – Snowshoe, WV
- The 9th round of GNCC racing and final stop
before the summer break took the JG Off Road /
GEICO Powersports team to “almost Heaven” high
atop Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.
It was a paramount race weekend for the team
with the points lead on the line and a $10,000
overall bonus as the bounty.
Jennifer Albright was on the first line of
this weekend’s modified start which was a live
engine start on blacktop and a maximum of 5
riders per line. Albright was came through
the first lap in 2nd place and held a
comfortable pace for the first 3 laps. In
the midst of the 3rd lap she ran into some
issues with her rear shock and battled her
machine for the final lap, salvaging a 4th place
finish (16th O/A) for the day. Going into
the summer break, Jennifer is sitting in 3rd
place in the points race.
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.
JT Bennett got off to a quick start on the 13
mile morning race track, after starting on the
20th row, he was the 4th bike through the finish
line putting him in the overall lead (time
adjusted) on the first lap. Bennett,
enjoying the track kept a consistent lap time
through the 3 lap race finishing 3rd overall.
JT commented after the race, “It was an awesome
course, probably the best one we’ve had in a
while – I want to thank Racer Productions for
The riders of the afternoon pro race were
challenged with the toughest track of the
season. A double loop that totaled almost
27 miles was filled with mud bogs and
exhilarating up hills. Whibley and Jarrett
lined up on the first row and Watkins was
slightly behind them on the 3rd row.
Whibley, who had fallen all the way back to 7th
place at one point of the race after battling
some suspension problems and running into some
bad luck on the track, was able to put his head
down and live up to his reputation as “The
Badger” working his way up to a 2nd place
overall finish and a $5,000 MotorcycleUSA.com
bonus. "It was a long day for me," Whibley
said. "I couldn't get up with them today. I
managed to come in second and get some points.
Jarrett and I got stuck in a mud hole for awhile
and Josh passed us by. I never saw him again."
This finish keeps Paul in the points lead with
just 4 races to go.
Jimmy Jarrett was running in 3rd place for
most of the day, fell down to 6th after getting
hung up in a mud hole. Working hard to
gain back some time and positions, Jarrett
almost caught up to Charlie Mullins for the 4th
place finish but just fell short and captured a
5th place finish on the day. Jarrett’s
finish moves him up to 4th place in the points
going into the summer break.
Scott Watkins worked hard all day, with
positions in the XC-2 class swapping all day.
Watkins found himself down to 6th place at one
point and up to 4th by the end. In the
last few turns of the race, Scott went for the
pass on 3rd but unfortunately went down,
slightly injuring his wrist and knee.
Scott said after a few days rest he should be
good as new. This finish keeps Watkins in
the 4th place spot in the points standings.
The team would like to extend a special
thanks to all of their sponsors: GEICO, Monster
Energy Kawasaki, Moose, Pirelli, Rekluse,
Tsubaki, IMS, Works Connection, EBC Brakes,
Silkolene, Renthal, Pro Moto Billet, Enduro
Engineer, PowersportGrafx, and Acerbis.
In addition, the guys would like to thank the
Paul Whibley – Leo Vince, Shoei, Smith, G-2,
Vortex Ignitions, WER, and CTI Jimmy Jarrett –
FMF, Arai, Motion Pro, Cytomax, Applied, UFO,
Twin Air, HR Motorsports, Ohlins USA and BRP
Scotty Watkins - FMF and Shoei
And of course a huge thank you to our fans.
The GNCC series is now on summer break and
will continue on September 12th & 13th for
the Can Am Unadilla in New Berlin, NY. The
Snowshoe GNCC will air on the VS network August
8th at 2:30PM (ATV) and August 15th at 2:30PM
(Bikes). For a full listing of the TV
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