Round two of the 2012 GNCC series took place this past weekend in Washington, Ga. The Obermeyer Yamaha/Raines Riding University/Offroadviking.com race team was on hand for what looked to be a great race! Although the weekend started out with some rain showers the weather would make a turn for the best by Sunday morning. Although we had been in Florida only a few days earlier Jed and Brad were ready to get going. Jed would have a great ride finishing 5th on the day. His teammate Brad Bakken had a great race as well finishing in 7th place in the XC2 class!
Jed – “I was excited to have somewhat of a mudder today. My start wasn’t quite what I was looking for but I stayed calm and remembered smart lines. After the pit stop I fell back to 7th place but continued to push and found more smart lines which paid off as I made my way back to 5th. At the end of the day I feel like I am improving every race and that I will be on the podium soon!”
Brad- “I got a pretty decent start going into the woods around 5th or 6th. Unfortunately I washed my front wheel out and wound up back in 12th. Passing was difficult at first but later in the day I caught and passed Jed. We hooked up and rode together for a while until I washed out and high sided the bike. After that it made for a rough day but I continued to push on and was able to bring home a 7th place finish.”
Now that the first two rounds are behind us the team is ready to head into round three in Morganton, NC.
Obermeyer Yamaha/Raines Riding University/Offroadviking.com River Ranch results
Jed Haines 5th XC2 Brad Bakken 7th XC2 Zac Nash 5th 250 A Corey MacDonald 3rd Open A Drexel Payne 10th 4 Stroke A lites Leeann Bange 7th Women Jordan Milbauer 9th Women Cody Ruckle 2nd 85 (14-15) Zack Ponder 4th 85 (12-13)