DeRisi Racing Tackles
CASAR, NC, October 22, 2012 – Team DeRisi Racing
joined over 10,000 other racers and spectators
at the infamous Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville,
IN. Round 12 of the series greeted racers
with nasty mudholes, deep water crossings, and
the toughest hillclimbs that they have
encountered all season. Team DeRisi was
prepared for the challenge and anxious to chalk
up a few more wins.
Braden Henthorn has found
himself in a fierce battle for the XC2 ProAm
Championship. Heading into this race, he
was holding 2nd in points and was looking for a
win to close the gap on the leader. Braden
had a good start and quickly found himself
inside the top five. On lap 3, Braden took
over the lead and began to gap the field.
He continued to ride smart and went on to win
his fourth race of the season. Braden now
holds the XC2 points lead by six points going
into the final round.
Brycen Neal once again took the win in College A
as well as the Top Amateur award by finishing
11th overall. By claiming his seventh win
of the season, Brycen wrapped up the College A
Championship. Brycen plans to step up to
XC2 ProAm for the final round at Loretta Lynn’s
in two weeks.
Eric Hoyland decided to move up to XC1 Pro class
for the last two rounds of the series.
Eric is looking to gain experience before
possibly moving into XC1 full time next season.
Eric had a great start aboard his DeRisi Honda,
and narrowly missed grabbing the holeshot award.
He settled in to a good pace and ran with the
lead pack for most of lap one.
Unfortunately, the harsh conditions took its
toll on his machine and he retired from the race
on lap two. Eric is looking forward to
giving XC1 another shot at the next round.
Carter Kerens came into the Ironman with a load
of confidence from taking the win at each of the
last two rounds. Carter once again put his
DeRisi Racing machine out front to take his
third win in a row. With his fifth win of
the season, Carter is now leading the 90 Open
(8-11) Championship points.
David Reeves and James Reeves both had a
difficult day at Ironman. David
encountered mechanical problems after his
machine took on too much water in one of the
deep river crossings. This forced him to
pull out of the race on the first lap.
James Reeves fell victim to the treacherous
Indiana mud on lap 2, causing him to drop
several positions. However, James was able
to battle back to finish 10th in Junior A.
David Reeves and James Reeves now sit 3rd and
4th respectively in Junior A points.
Kylie Ahart also fell victim to a mechanical
problem brought on by the massive amount of mud
and water on the track. On lap one, Kylie
was running in the 3rd position, and only ten
seconds off of the lead. However, her race
ended on lap two before she could make a run at
the leaders. Even after a disappointing
day, Kylie still holds on to 3rd in Women’s
“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,
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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.