GNCC – Round 5: Location: Society Hill, South Carolina
Round five of the GNCC saw rain arrive before the event that created a challenging course with large mud holes and ruts. The stand-out rider of the event was Rachel Gutish finishing a respectable 3rd in the WXC class and an even more impressive 4th overall in the AM race out of close to 600 riders! The other team riders had an up and down day however all of them finishing inside the top 8 in their classes.
Cody Barnes : 6th – XC2 class
“My Beta 250 RR got me off to a great start and I was quickly able to make the pass for the lead. I lead for a bit before making a small mistake and dropping a few positions. I was able to salvage 6th place for the day but that’s not where I want to be. I will be working on some things In the next two weeks and will be back to give it my all.”
Thorn Devlin: 8th – XC2 class
“The rough course and high temperatures made for a brutal Round 5 Camp Coker GNCC. Heavy rains the week of the race made for some bottomless mud holes and soft terrain. My Beta 250 RR got a great jump; getting the holeshot and in a great position for the start of the three hour race. Unfortunately, I got stuck in a sinkhole a few miles in. I was able to fight back a few positions and salvage some points on the day. Thank you to all our sponsors for the support and keeping us seeing checkered flags!”
Chase Colville: 4th – XC3 class
“I started the Camp Coker GNCC off with a mid pack start before working my way up to the lead group until I unfortunately fell twice on the first lap losing sight of the lead group. I was able to ride the rest of the race mostly mistake free and finish in 4th!”
Rachel Gutish : 3rd – XCW class
“I am super stoked to have earned my first GNCC podium for the Factory Beta team! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m glad I was finally able to live up to the belief the team has in me and the effort we all put in. I battled with the leaders nearly all day, and was happy to come home with a podium spot, especially given that Camp Coker is a race I usually struggle at.”
The next event for the Beta factory East team will be round two of the NEPG (National Enduro) series this weekend. The next GNCC race is round six in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania on June 14th.
Photo Credit: Ken Hill