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GNCC Racing Gets Scoop From Cory Buttrick
GNCC Racing Talks With
Cory Buttrick and Johnny Gallagher
As you can see, Cory B isn’t one to waste words
As we near the closing chapter in the 2011 summer break, we decided to throw a little twist into the normal Tuesday Toolbox lineup to keep everyone on their toes. Of course, any time that Johnny Gallagher is involved, there’s an automatic heightened sense of suspense and excitement, but nonetheless, here’s a quick low down on two of our sport’s top athletes on both ATVs and bikes. Yamaha Racing/GBC Motorsports’ Johnny Gallagher heads up the four wheeled side, while FMF/KTM’s Cory Buttrick weighs in for the two wheelers.
TWO WHEELS OR FOUR WHEELS?
JG: Four wheels only from February through November, but after Loretta’s, I’ll jump on the bike some to train
CB: 2 on my bike, 4 on my truck
JG: LIL WAYNE
CB: Lil Wayne & A Day to Remember
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
JG: Entourage on HBO because “a lifestyle is a terrible thing to waste”
CB: Family Guy
BEST KEPT SECRET?
JG: I have no secrets…… I’m an open book
CB: It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you…
IF YOU WERE FORCED TO RIDE AT ONE PLACE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
JG: Bostwick Creek MX in Bostwick Florida, they have a fun MX track and sweet woods loop, although they wont let Borich and I ride the woods anymore cause we tear it up so badly. So on second thought, Big Game raceway in Hubbard, Ohio CB: Perris Raceway in CA
JG: 1978 ATC 70
CB: It was a PW 50
IF YOU DIDN’T RACE PROFESSIONALLY, WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU PLAY?
JG: I’d consider doing some mountain bike racing, stick and ball sports are for the simple minded CB: I wish I was good enough to play golf
BEST TRAVEL STORY?
JG: Well I guess I lied about not having secrets…. there have been some great road trips over the last 22 years of racing but all parties agreed what happened on the road stayed on the road. All I can say is if you use your wildest imagination, you still wouldn’t even be close! CB: My life
JG: My greatest accomplishments are still ahead of me, but winning most improved GNCC rider in 1997 was pretty cool. CB: 2010 John Penton GNCC Win
HOW DID YOU FINISH IN YOUR FIRST PRO RACE?
JG: I honestly dont remember, it was 8 years ago. I do remember I crashed ALOT! CB: Local – 2nd at Five Brothers, GNCC – 2nd at Snowshoe in 2008
WOODS OR MOTO?
JG: I only race woods anymore, but spend far more time riding moto for training
CB: I’d rather practice moto and race woods
TWITTER OR FACEBOOK?
JG: I have both but am kind of over facebook, too much drama. So hit me up on twitter @Johnnygallagher, and while you are on there make sure you follow @YamahaATVracing
CB: No twitter account
DREAM VACA SPOT?
JG: If I could vacation anywhere, I’d have a compound on the beach in Belize, where I could moto right on the ocean
CB: Would be Hawaii
HOW DID YOU GET INTO GNCC?
JG: My dad started running the series back in the early 80’s when it was the 100 miler series, and I ran my first GNCC in 1989 at the Sand Flea in SC
CB: My dad
JG: There is a restarant in Vegas called David Burke that makes a Pretzel encrusted Crabcake….AMAZING!!
CB: Japanese Steakhouse
JG:Come on Im 200LBS, I love all food CB: Mayo!
IDOL GROWING UP?
JG: My dad. He was the toughest man alive, and never failed at anything. I didn’t realize how cool he was until I was much older. He was a great father, amazing racer and all around good guy. I miss him every day!
CB: Robbie Jenks
THE ONE PERSON YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT AT THE RACES?
JG: Well I travel alone these days but I couldn’t survive the GNCC’s without Traci Cecco and Jeff Pickens and the whole crew of Earl Pickens, Jim Wise, Todd Mosakala, and Stoney Livengood. Those guys help me throughout the day and take care of my pit stops
CB: My mechanic and my girlfriend
IPHONE OR DROID?
JG: There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who have Iphones, and those who are awaiting their eligibility for an upgrade
CB: Iphone all day
LAST PERSON THAT MADE YOU NERVOUS?
JG: Jen Kenyon when she called me to do the pre-GNCC U interview I was all jittery and dont even remember answering her questions. When I read the interview online it didnt even sound like me, I was completely flustered
CB: Any cops!
FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV?
JG: Racer TV of course! I watch all forms of motorsports SX, MX, Nascar, Sprints, two or four wheels I like it all
CB: Ninja Warriors
VEHICLE OF CHOICE? (OR VEHICLE OF COSTLY CONVIENCE)
JG: I’m truck shopping now, but If I hit the lotto I’ll be purchasing a Gulfstream, a helicopter, and an AUDI S8
ALL-TIME FAVORITE GNCC COURSE?
JG: Ironman, I always told my dad I’d win there someday. I guess I better get on that!
JG: “You shouldn’t take life to seriously. You’ll never get out alive” -Van Wilder