FRE/KTM ATV GNCC Race
Report – Round 7
Somerset, PA – FRE/KTM ATV Women’s rider
Angel Atwell ended up 2nd overall after a long
battle for the lead position at the seventh
round of the ATV GNCC Series.
Atwell grabbed the holeshot followed by Traci
Cecco and Kristen Atwell. Halfway through the
first lap, Atwell got stuck on a downed tree in
the middle of the trail and dropped to 4th.
Heavy rain began to pour at the mid-point of the
race making the track and hills very slick.
Cecco took over the lead for a brief period as
the rain continued to fall before both Atwells
put on a charge. The two girls quickly passed
Cecco and began a hard fought battle for the
lead position for the remainder of the race.
Angel Atwell had the lead heading to the finish
line but an aggressive pass on the final corner
moved Kristen Atwell into the lead across the
checkers and Angel Atwell finished 2nd.
In the XC1 class FRE/KTM rider Bryan Cook
came off the start line in 5th position.
Unfortunately, Cook encountered a mechanical
problem on the end of the first lap which caused
him to DNF the race. “This is just one of those
races where a fluke thing happened and I will
just put it behind me and focus on the next
round,” commented Cook.
FRE/KTM rider Josh Kirkland had a decent
start in the XC2 race rounding the first turn in
4th position. Kirkland quickly moved forward to
take over the lead and begin to pick off some of
the XC1 riders in front of him. Near the end of
the first lap, Kirkland was pushed off the muddy
trail and into a deep creek. Water filled the
air box and Kirkland struggled to get his ATV
back to the pits for a quick repair. He lost
valuable time and positions as the team hurried
to fix his bike. When he reentered the race he
increased his pace and picked off as many riders
as he could. He eventually climbed back up to an
impressive 7th overall to salvage valuable
points in the championship chase. Kirkland is
now in a three way battle for the points chase.
Next Event: Round 8 – Millfield, OH – June 5,
Women’s Class Results
Angel Atwell – KTM
Jennifer Britts – KTM
XC1 Class Results
XC2 Class Results
Josh Kirkland – KTM
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