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DeRisi Racing

DeRisi Racing Mammoth GNCC Race Report

David Reeves
David Reeves

Eric Hoyland
Eric Hoyland

James Reeves
James Reeves
CASAR, NC, May 1, 2012 – Team DeRisi Racing rolled into Park City, KY for Round 5 of the GNCC series.  The Mammoth GNCC was a new addition to the schedule and everyone was anxious to see what the new venue had to offer.  Carter Kerens would be the first DeRisi rider to hit the rocky track and was able to put his Raptor 125 up front early in 90 Open (8-11).  Kerens lost the lead on lap 3, but kept a cool head and battled back to finish 2nd.

Kylie Ahart has been itching to get back on the podium in the Women’s class after a pair of 4th place finishes at the previous rounds.  Ahart pushed hard all day long and eventually secured another 4th, which keeps her in a solid 3rd place in championship points.
The XC1 Pro class has seen several riders have mechanical failures as of late, but Bryan Cook’s DeRisi Racing Honda has held strong and pulled him to the front of the pack once again.  It is apparent that Cook has gained confidence from his trusty Honda, as he came off the line in second and settled in behind the leader.  Cook’s veteran experience helped him tackle the technical Mammoth track, and he was able to bring home his second 5th place finish in a row.

One of the most exciting classes to watch this year has been the XC2 ProAm class, which has seen four different winners in the first four rounds.  The DeRisi duo of Eric Hoyland and Braden Henthorn had one win each and several podium appearances coming into the Mammoth.  As in the previous rounds, Hoyland got out front early and set the pace for the rest of the pack.  Hoyland dropped to 3rd around the half way mark, but his strong conditioning enabled him to work back into the number 2 spot where he finished just 20 seconds behind the leader.  Braden Henthorn also got off to a great start and tucked in behind the leaders for the first couple laps.  Henthorn laid down the fastest lap of the race on lap 3, which catapulted him into lead.  Unfortunately, a mistake on the next lap sent him back 3rd where he finished out his day.  Hoyland continues to hold a healthy points lead, while Henthorn sits securely in 3rd in XC2 points.

David Reeves had a breakthrough day in his racing career as he captured the Top Amateur award by finishing 21st overall, and winning the Junior A class for the third time this season.  David excels in the tight, technical terrain, and it showed in Kentucky as he made up over a minute on his competitors during lap 4.  Once into the lead, he continued to pull away and went on to claim the win.  David’s win also extended his points lead in Junior A.  This marks the second race in a row in which a DeRisi rider has earned the Top Amateur award.

James Reeves once again showed his consistent riding style in Kentucky.  James got off to a less than desirable start, which left him mid-pack by the end of lap 1.  James put his head down and clicked off solid laps to propel himself to a 5th place finish.  James now sits 4th in points in Junior A after five rounds of racing.

“I’m blown away by the consistent success that our team is having this year.  Each rider is feeding off the others, and they’re having a great time doing it.  Everyone is just having so much fun and that’s making the countless hours of work worth every minute” said Santo DeRisi.  “We had one mechanical failure in Kentucky with Brycen Neal, but I know that it will just light an even bigger fire in him for the next round!”

“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 Liquid Performance.”

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.

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