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GBC Motorsports’ Bryan Buckhannon Takes River Ranch Overall

  • GBC Motorsports’ Bryan Buckhannon wins the 4x4 Open class and tops the AM Overall.
  • XC1 racer Johnny Gallagher finished 5th in class and 5th overall; XC2 riders Braden Henthorn and Eric Hoyland earned 2nd and 3rd place podium appearances.
  • GBC’s Pro Women Kylie Ahart and Kara Merritt earned 1st and 2nd respectively.
  • Forrest Whorton won the 4x4 Senior class; Brycen Neal topped College A; Jay Shadron bested College B; AJ Koontz finished 1st in Junior A class.

Anaheim, Calif. - March 16, 2012 - The 2012 GNCC race schedule kicked off this past weekend at the River Ranch in Lake Whales, Florida, and it was GBC’s Bryan Buckhannon leading the way with the overall top spot in the opening round. It is no surprise that many GBC racers rose to the challenge despite what many described as the toughest course they have ever seen.

New to the GBC Motorsports family, Bryan Buckhannon made a bold statement by not only winning the 4x4 Open class, but also taking the AM overall. Forrest Whorton opened the season with a win in the 4x4 Senior class, which he dominated in 2011 by winning 12 of 13 races.

In the highly competitive Pro Women’s class, GBC’s young guns Kylie Ahart and Kara Merritt placed 3rd and 4th respectively.

In the afternoon Pro race it was Johnny Gallagher leading the way for GBC with a 5th place finish in XC1 and a 5th place overall. Derisi Racing’s duo of Braden Henthorn and Eric Hoyland both fought their way onto the XC2 podium, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively and 6th and 7th overall.

Brycen Neal topped the College A class and also earned top Amateur honors. Jay Shadron and Kevin McKeown gave GBC the top 2 spots in the college B class, while AJ Koontz and David Reeves grabbed 1st and 2nd in the Junior A class.

With impressive results in Round 1 behind them, the GBC team will make quick preparations and head north for Round 2 at the General in Washington, Georgia this weekend.

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About GBC Motorsports
GBC Motorsports has been building ATV tires for over 30 years. Manufactured under the Greenball name initially, in 1995, GBC Motorsports was formed to focus on bringing to the ATV and Powersports market performance tires for every riding style. GBC Motorsport’s passion is to provide the highest quality, best value, and most innovative performance tires to the Powersports enthusiast.

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