GNCC: Jordan Ashburn Wins JNCC Final

Shan Moore | November 3, 2014
Jordan Ashburn

Jordan Ashburn traveled to Japan where he won the JNCC finale this past weekend. Photo Courtesy of JNCC

Jordan Ashburn turned in an impressive performance this weekend at the Japan National Cross Country (JNCC) season finale; the N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha rider winning the 20th Annual AAGP which event took place at the Jigatake Ski Resort in Omachi City, Nagano.

Ashburn overcame wet and muddy conditions to take the win aboard an all-new Yamaha of Japan YZ250FX.

The Jigatake Ski Resort presented rough and rocky terrain, much similar to West Virginia’s AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC, and as the Snowshoe runner-up in 2014, Ashburn once again proved his strength in even the most unfavorable conditions as the Tennessee native put a substantial lead on the competition early on.

After 11 laps and nearly three-hours of racing, Ashburn finished over 14 minutes ahead of Japanese rider Manabu Watanabe, while multi-time JNCC Champion Kenji Suzuki finished third overall.



Shan Moore | Contributing Editor Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.