Andrews Wins GNCC in South Carolina

Kit Palmer | April 14, 2003

Fred Andrews finally had some luck go his way at the Big Buck Grand National Cross Country in Union, South Carolina, yesterday. The former GNCC champ got his first win of the year after surviving major assault from numerous riders through out the three-hour race. At the end of the race, it was Jason Raines giving the Kawasaki rider the most trouble, but Andrews held on to take the win, becoming the fourth different person to win in the four races held thus far.

The Yamaha-mounted Raines came from behind to finish a close second, while defending champ Rodney Smith overcame some obstacles to land third. Fourth place went to the speedy Mike Lafferty, who came from way to back to lead at one point. But the KTM rider apparently used up too much steam to hold on and dropped back. Opening-round winner Barry Hawk Jr. rounded out the top five overall on his Yamaha.


O/A: 1. Fred Andrews (Kaw); 2. Jason Raines (Yam); 3. Rodney Smith (Suz); 4. Mike Lafferty (KTM); 5. Barry Hawk Jr. (Yam); 6. Steve Hatch (Suz); 7. Josh McLevy (Yam); 8. Randy Hawkins (Yam); 9. Jim Jarrett (Yam); 10. Robbie Jenks (Yam); 11. Bryan Henson (KTM); 12. David Lykke (Yam); 13. Ryan Rodgers (Yam); 14. P.A. Allen (Kaw); 15. Brett Zofchak (Kaw); 16. Ben Bouwens (Yam); 17. Marty Aloisio (GG); 18. Jesse Robinson (Kaw); 19. Chris Gallt (Kaw); 20. Joshua Summey (Yam).

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.