GNCC Bike XC1 Series - Round 4 Union, SC

2010-04-12 17:02
In the XC1 class FMF/KTM riders Cory Buttrick and Nate Kanney started 7th and 9th respectively.

Buttrick suffered a crash on the first lap and lost valuable time and positions. Kanney quickly climbed through the pack moving as high up as 4th before he suffered a crash on the end of the first lap. He had a problem starting his bike from the impact of the crash and started near last at the time of recovery. He charged hard through the dust the remainder of the race and rode up to 9th position. Buttrick played catch up throughout the day as well after his crash. He spent the majority of the race in 7th position, but a last minute charge earned him one more spot as he picked off Barry Hawk with only a mile to go.

"I feel like a have the speed and potential to be on the podium each race but I continue to make small mistakes that set me back. I hope to improve at the next round and return to the podium," said Buttrick.

Overall Results XC-1 Class
1. Joshua Strang
2. Thaddeus Duvall
3. Paul Whibley
4. Charles Mullins
5. Glenn Kearney
6. Cory Buttrick - KTM
7. Barry Hawk
8. Chris Bach - KTM
9. Nate Kanney - KTM
10. Eric Bailey

Adding to the success of the weekend was RPM/KTM rider Maria Forsberg who took an easy win in the Women's class in the morning. Forsberg has won three of the four rounds this season and currently holds the points lead.

Overall Results Women's Class
1. Maria Forsberg - KTM
2. Mandi Mastin
3. Leeann Bange
4. Emily Raines
5. Samantha Steiner - KTM
6. Shelby Rouen - KTM
7. Ashley Crouch
8. Nina Cobb
9. Tayler Wright
10. Veronica Mastin - KTM

Next Event: Round 5 - April 24-25, 2010 - Hurricane Mills, TN

Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG

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