Smith Wins Steele Creek GNCC

Kit Palmer | March 22, 2004

Rodney Smith won the fourth round of the Grand National Cross Country Series in Morganton, North Carolina, yesterday, after making a last-lap pass on Jason Raines, who was leading with two miles to go. Despite repeated attempts by Raines to get back into the lead, Smith, on the Team Suzuki Off-Road RM250, held on to take his second win of the series and extend his series points lead.

Am-Pro Yamaha’s Raines ended up second, followed by Suzuki’s Mike Kiedrowski, Honda-mounted Scott Summers and Team Green’s Steve Hatch.


O/A: 1. Rodney Smith (Suz); 2. Jason Raines (Yam); 3. Mike Kiedrowski (Suz); 4. Scott Summers (Hon); 5. Steve Hatch (Kaw); 6. Fred Andrews (Suz); 7. Shane Watts (KTM); 8. Jim Jarrett (Yam); 9. Brian Garrahan (KTM); 10. Doug Blackwell (Suz); 11. Cole Calkins (Kaw); 12. Chuck Woodford (Kaw); 13. Randy Hawkins (Yam); 14. Nathan Kanney (Yam); 15. Charles Mullins (KTM); 16. Garrett Edminsten (Kaw); 17. Justin Williamson (Yam); 18. Ben Bouwens (Yam); 19. Jesse Robinson (Kaw); 20. Stephen Edmondson (KTM).

GNCC POINTS STANDINGS (After 4 of 14 rounds): 1. Rodney Smith (85/2 wins); 2. Jason Raines (76/1 win); 3. Scott Summers (70); 4. Fred Andrews (67); 5. Barry Hawk Jr. (64); 6. Mike Kiedrowski (62); 7. Steve Hatch (60); 8. Brian Garrahan (50); 9. Robbie Jenks (49); 10. Doug Blackwell (48).

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.