Location: Sunday Creek Raceway – Millfield, OH

This last weekend was out in Ohio for round 7 of GNCC for the John Penton which is the oldest even on the schedule. The Beta USA Factory Team overall had a good weekend and took a lot of good away from the race track in Ohio. Cody Barnes raced hard to earn a second place finish. While Rachel Gutish battled all day and finished one spot off the podium. Thorn Devlin couldn’t sustain an early lead but still wound up with a top ten finish. Team rider Zane Roberts is taking the time to race the GNCC’s because the races he normally runs are postponed in the west. Our final GNCC team rider, Chase Colville, injured his foot last week in practice and wasn’t able to compete this weekend.

Factory Team Rider Results:

The next GNCC race is round eight in Crawfordville, IN at the Ironman Raceway on July 12th.

Photo Credit: Ken Hill

Cody Barnes
250 RR Race Edition

Cody Barnes

“I got off to a decent start entering the woods in second place behind my teammate. We had a good pace going and had pulled away a little from some of the other riders. Towards the end of the first lap I made a mistake and dropped to 3rd place. I knew that I had to stay with them if I wanted a chance at the podium. I was able to tough out the brutal track after some good battles to come away with my first XC2 podium finish and take second place. My Beta 250RR was running awesome and my mechanic, Sam, had a spot on bike setup for the track conditions this weekend.”

Thorn Devlin
250 RR Race Edition

Thorn Devlin

“The John Penton GNCC offered a challenging course with several types of terrain and conditions. My Factory Beta USA 250RR gave a great start and put me in a great position allowing me to lead the majority of lap one. From there I kept myself in good contention, but ultimately paid the price from my first lap charge. Being new to GNCC, I’m trying to find the perfect balance to set myself up for the last hour and getting better results. Thank you to the entire Factory Beta USA team and sponsors for all their hard work and making this possible.”

Rachel Gutish
300 RR Race Edition

Rachel Gutish

“I took home another 4th place finish at the GNCC this weekend. I was very close to the podium, missing it by only 20 seconds. I had just taken the lead on the first lap when I missed an arrow. I got a little lost and really managed to shoot myself in the foot. I didn’t give up and charged my way back up near the front to the pack, but it still wasn’t enough to end up on the box.”

Zane Roberts
250 RR Race Edition

Zane Roberts

“This weekend’s GNCC was definitely one of the most challenging races I’ve ever done in my life. I got off to a good start but quickly found the terrain to be much different from anything I’ve ever ridden on the west coast. Definitely had some major struggles throughout the day but was happy to get to do a couple of GNCC’s for the experience. Huge thanks to the entire Beta US crew for getting me out there to experience what the east coast has to offer!”