The Wiseo John Penton: Bike Race Report
Seven Winners in Seven Rounds; Ashburn Takes the Win


Spherical seven of the 2023 Grand Nationwide Cross Nation Collection offered by Specialised, an AMA Nationwide Championship, (GNCC Racing) concluded in Millfield, Ohio with the second day of racing at The Wiseco John Penton GNCC. This collection has seen seven completely different winners in simply seven races this season as Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn would come by way of to earn his first win of 2023.

Ashburn (Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna) got here by way of to be the seventh completely different winner in seven roundsPhoto: Ken Hill

Because the inexperienced flag flew it was a race to the primary flip, however it could be FMF/KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Johnny Girroir incomes himself the $250 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award to begin out the day. When the pack of racers made their solution to timing and scoring on the opening lap it was AmPro Yamaha’s Ricky Russell main the way in which with Ashburn and FMF/KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Ben Kelley proper behind him.

The race wore on and Russell would fall again to eighth for the subsequent couple of laps. The lead could be taken over by Ashburn, who would quickly face battle with Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/Tely Power KTM Racing’s Steward Baylor for the remaining laps of the three hour race. Ashburn and Baylor would swap the lead place a number of occasions, however in the end Ashburn would come by way of to take the win and making seven completely different winners on the first seven rounds of the GNCC season.

Baylor (Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/Tely Power KTM) battled again to earn second total. Photograph: Ken Hill

Baylor would proceed to push and earn second total on the day after he began in the back of the pack on the opening lap of the race. Baylor now sits within the factors lead within the Nationwide Championship standings. Girroir would battle on after incomes the holeshot, and he would discover himself in third total when the checkered flag flew.

Babbitt’s On-line/Monster Power/Kawasaki Workforce Inexperienced’s Josh Strang would run inside the highest 5 all through the length of the race as he got here by way of to earn fourth total on the day. Rockstar Power Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s Craig DeLong battled again to complete inside the highest 5 within the XC1 Open Professional class and seventh total on the day. Babbitt’s On-line/Monster Power/Kawasaki Workforce Inexperienced’s Grant Baylor would come by way of to earn sixth within the XC1 and eighth total at The John Penton GNCC.

Girroir (FMF/KTM Manufacturing facility Racing) earned the holeshot award, and got here by way of to take third total. Photograph: Ken Hill

After holding the early lead Russell would fall to eighth, however he would solely be capable to make his manner as much as seventh within the XC1 class. Kelley would have a tough day after beginning third, after which making some errors that value him lots of time. Kelley would proceed to attempt to push however after working into some difficulties he would come by way of eighth in XC1.

When the XC2 250 Professional line took off it was FMF RPM KTM Racing’s Angus Riordan incomes himself the $250 Metal Metropolis Males’s Clinic XC2 Holeshot Award. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Cody Barnes would battle all through the day with AmPro Yamaha’s Liam Draper for the lead place. Barnes and Draper would swap the lead place a number of occasions all through the race. Because the white flag flew, Barnes would lead Draper and would proceed to push by way of the final lap. Barnes would come by way of to earn his first win of the season, with only a one second lead over Draper. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Mike Witkowski would battle again to complete third within the XC2 class after beginning his day again within the sixth place place.

Barnes (Phoenix Racing Honda) earned the XC2 250 Professional class win. Photograph: Ken Hill

Within the FMF XC3 125 Professional-Am class it was FXR/X Model Goggles/6D Helmet’s Dakoda Devore coming by way of to earn the category win in Ohio. After Kibuk Cycles Gross sales/TLD/Metal Metropolis Males’s Clinic/Yamaha’s Sawyer Carratura grabbed the $100 Lojak Cycles FMF XC3 Holeshot Award, Devore would make his manner into the lead on the second lap and wouldn’t look again. Liqui Moly Beta Manufacturing facility Racing’s Jason Lipscomb would come by way of to earn second within the FMF XC3 class after holding the lead place on the opening lap. Present factors lead, Beaver Creek Cycle’s/Bells Electrical/Wossner Piston’s Toby Cleveland would battle his manner again from a fourth place begin to the day to spherical out the highest three total.

Within the afternoon race it was 250 A winner, Gavin Simon coming by way of to take the Prime Beginner honors with a sixteenth total ending place. Joseph Cunningham was second on the Prime Beginner podium and within the 250 A category with a 18th total end. Third place within the 250 A and atop the Prime Beginner podium was Cooper Jones who got here by way of to complete nineteenth total on the day.

Devore earned the FMF XC3 125 Professional-Am class. Photograph: Ken Hill

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Within the morning race it was AmPro Yamaha’s Rachael Archer coming by way of first on the general podium and within the WXC class. Archer would begin out proper behind GASGAS/Over and Out/RG Manufacturing facility Racing’s Rachel Gutish, who earned herself the $100 Path Jesters WXC Holeshot Award.

Archer would make her manner again into the lead place on the third lap, and sadly Gutish would endure a mechanical difficulty and be unable to push on. Path Jesters KTM Racing’s Korie Steede would make her manner into second after working third for the primary couple of laps. Steede could be unable to push for a battle for the lead however would maintain onto second within the WXC class. Raines Using College/Yamaha Racing’s Prestin Raines would battle all through the length of the race again within the fourth place place, however she would make her manner into third by the point the white flag flew. Raines would come by way of to earn her first WXC podium end with a 3rd within the class.

Gary Fridley of the Tremendous Senior A (45+) class and Tucker Kenreigh of the 150 Schoolboy B (12-17) class earned second and third total atop the morning podium shows.

Archer (AmPro Yamaha) battled by way of the circumstances to take The John Penton WXC win. Photograph: Ken Hill

Within the Youth Bike race, it was Canyon Richards coming by way of to earn his fourth YXC1 Tremendous Mini Sr. and Youth Total win of the season. Caleb Wooden would come by way of second total within the youth race, whereas additionally incomes the YXC2 Tremendous Mini Jr. class win in Ohio. Brody Amos rounded out the highest three youth finishers, and he would end second within the YXC1 class.

Austin Tsakanikas battled again to earn third within the YXC1 class. Michael Meyer would make his manner into second in YXC2 and keep there till the checkered flag flew. Doc Smith rounded out the YXC2 class with a 3rd place end. Landon Barker earned the 85 Massive Wheel (11-15) class win, Ryder Reick earned his first win within the 85 (12-13) class, and within the 85 (7-11) class it was Brody Boland incomes the category win. Evan Porter took residence the 65 (10-11) class win, Jace Mitchell earned the 65 (9) class win, and Braxton Miller earned the 65 (7-8) win. Addison Harris earned her sixth win within the Ladies Tremendous Mini (12-16) class, Sahara Robinson earned her fifth win within the Ladies 85 (7-13) class and Baylee Arsenault would take residence the Ladies 65 (7-11) class. Thomas Douglas raced within the Path Rider (7-15) class incomes the win in Ohio.

Canyon Richards took one other Youth Total win in Ohio. Photograph: Ken Hill
Ashburn (middle), Baylor (left) and Girroir (proper) rounded out the highest three total finishers at The Wiseco John Penton. Photograph: Ken Hill

The Wiseco John Penton Outcomes and Factors Standings

Millfield, Ohio

Spherical 7 of 12

Sunday, Might 21, 2023

XC1 Professional Occasion Outcomes:

  1. Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
  2. Steward Baylor (KTM)
  3. Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
  4. Josh Strang (KAW)
  5. Craig DeLong (HQV)
  6. Grant Baylor (KAW)
  7. Ricky Russell (YAM)
  8. Ben Kelley (KTM)

Total Nationwide Championship Standings:

  1. Steward Baylor (148)
  2. Craig DeLong (138)
  3. Ben Kelley (129)
  4. Jordan Ashburn (110)
  5. Grant Baylor (98)
  6. Josh Strang (97)
  7. Ricky Russell (92)
  8. Jonathan Girroir (90)
  9. Cody Barnes (81)
  10. Ruy Barbosa (81)

XC2 250 Professional Occasion Outcomes:

  1. Cody Barnes (HON)
  2. Liam Draper (YAM)
  3. Michael Witkowski (HON)
  4. Angus Riordan (KTM)
  5. Ruy Barbosa (HON)
  6. Ryder Lafferty (GAS)
  7. Jonathan Johnson (BET)
  8. Evan Smith (BET)
  9. Mason Semmens (KTM)
  10. Brody Johnson (HQV)

XC2 250 Professional Collection Standings:

  1. Cody Barnes (146)
  2. Ruy Barbosa (145)
  3. Liam Draper (134)
  4. Angus Riordan (131)
  5. Ryder Lafferty (127)
  6. Michael Witkowski (112)
  7. Mason Semmens (108)
  8. Evan Smith (95)
  9. Jonathan Johnson (85)
  10. Lyndon Snodgrass (83)