Mammoth GNCC Race Report
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
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
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.