DeRisi Racing 2012 GNCC
Round 1 & 2 Race Summary
CASAR, NC, March 21, 2012 – The Florida
sun was shining bright as the DeRisi Racing crew
rolled into River Ranch for Round 1 of the GNCC
series. The beautiful weather would
eventually give way to rain clouds that would
spread some moisture on the track by the time
racing got underway. When the flag dropped
on the XC2 row, both Eric Hoyland and Braden
Henthorn would suffer mid-pack starts.
Both riders rebounded quickly, however, and
managed to work their way well inside the top 5
early in the race. At the finish line, it
would be XC2 rookie, Braden Henthorn, taking an
impressive 2nd place finish with teammate, Eric
Hoyland, rounding out the podium in 3rd.
Braden Henthorn, Eric Hoyland on the
Team DeRisi Racing
In the College A class, Brycen Neal proved
that he is more than prepared for his first full
season on a 450 by taking a commanding victory,
as well as being top amateur with a 15th overall
finish. Junior A rider, David Reeves, was
able to fight his way into the lead by the white
flag, but a brief encounter with a tree would
cause him to drop back to a 2nd place finish.
James Reeves, also in Junior A, would have a
solid day and bring home a 5th place finish.
In the morning race, Kylie Ahart would make an
impressive debut in the premiere Women’s class
by finishing 3rd in the Florida sand.
only five days to rest and repair the quads from
the brutal sand whoops, DeRisi Racing hit the
woods of Aonia Pass MX in Washington, GA for
Round 2 of the GNCC series. Once again,
Kylie Ahart was able to turn heads with another
stellar performance in the Women’s class and
finished 2nd for the day. James Reeves
fought hard to make his way up to the 3rd
position in Junior A, but a minor mechanical
problem forced him to slow his pace and he had
to settle for 8th. David Reeves charged to
the lead position early in the race and never
looked back, taking home his first win for the
2012 season in Junior A. Brycen Neal
overcame a near last place start in College A,
and battled his way into first when the white
Unfortunately, he also
encountered a mechanical problem which dropped
him back to 3rd position by the end of the race.
The two DeRisi XC2 riders were looking to
match, and hopefully best, the prior week’s
performance. Eric Hoyland laid down solid
laps and fell just shy of the podium by
finishing in the 4th position. Eric is now
tied for 2nd in points heading into Round 3.
Braden Henthorn looked good and clicked off some
fast laptimes while trying to make his way
through the field, but his day ended early on
the last lap when his clutch gave out.
“I’m very excited about how this team has come
together and the level of support provided by
our sponsors. The race at Georgia wasn’t
quite what we were hoping for, but we know what
areas to work on to have everyone back on top at
Steele Creek”, said team owner, Santo DeRisi.
“Thank you so much to the following companies
for their loyalty and support; Rath Racing, Fox
Shox, GBC Tires, IMS Products, HMF, HiPer
Technology, Power Bar, GPR, Fasst Co, DC Cycle,
Wiseco, RG Honda, Twin Air, Rekluse, Dirtworks,
Tireballs, DP Brakes, G4 Graphics, PowerMadd,
Motion Pro, Quad Tech, Antigravity Batteries,
RPM, Outerwears, Bell Helmets, Spider Grips,
Silkolene, Moose Racing, Scott Goggles and
About DeRisi Racing
DeRisi Racing, Inc is a North Carolina
company specializing in suspension modification
and the development of essential race components.
DeRisi Racing Inc was established in 1999 by Santo
DeRisi who is also a GNCC Pro Veteran. Since its
beginning DeRisi Racing Inc has become one of the
most recognized names in the ATV Industry.