2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results

Cycle News Staff | September 11, 2017

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results – The 2017 Amsoil GNCC Championship fired back up at Unadilla (New Berlin, New York), September 10, after taking its traditional summer break, and FMF KTM’s Kailub Russell got the ball rolling again with a hard-fought win to extend his lead in the championship over Thad Duvall, who did not suit up. Duvall suffered a wrist injury at the ISDE and it appears that he might miss at least a few more rounds with his arm in a cast until he’s ready to go again.

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results
Kailub Russell got the second half of the 2017 GNCC season started with a win. He was joined on the podium by Steward Baylor (left) and Layne Michael (right). Photo: Ken Hill

Russell battled with N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha’s Ricky Russell—who nabbed the $250 All Balls Racing Holeshot money—for the first half of the race. The two took turns leading before Kailub was able to pull away a bit.

Steward Baylor, on the SRT/KTM, put on a charge in the second half of the race and caught Ricky Russell, pressured him for a while, then took over second place. By this time, he had no chance of catching Kailub Russell, who had secured the win.

Kailub Russell took the checkered flag approximately a minute ahead of Baylor.

Ricky Russell crossed the finish line in third but was edged out by XC2 250 Pro-class winner Layne Michael, on the Coastal Racing/Husqvarna, for third overall on adjusted time. And that wasn’t all, Trail Jesters/KTM Racing’s Ben Kelley also squeaked passed Russell on adjusted time to take fourth overall and second place in XC2. Russell ended up fifth overall, third in XC1.

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results
Layne Michael was third overall and the XC2-class winner. Photo: Ken Hill

JCR Racing/Honda’s Trevor Bolinger was sixth overall/fourth XC1, finishing just three seconds behind Russell and about a minute ahead of Craig Delong (Husqvarna), who was third in XC2. Delong edged out Beta’s Jordan Ashburn, who had earlier in the race held the lead, by less than a second for seventh overall.

Josh Toth (fourth XC2) and Russell Bobbitt (sixth XC1) rounded out the top 10 overall.

Ryan Sipes withdrew from the race with an injury, as did Josh Strang with a mechanical.

Jason Thomas (Husqvarna) won the FMF XC3 Pro-Am class over Paul Whibley (Yamaha) and Hunter Neuwirth (Husqvarna).

Kailub Russell stands at the top of the leaderboard in the overall GNCC Championship with 235 points; Duvall still holds down second with 202, followed by Baylor with 177 and Ricky Russell with 163. Toth rounds out the top five with 149 points, and he also enjoys a comfortable lead in XC2 over Michael, 261-216. Delong is third in class with 207 points.

2017 Amsoil GNCC Unadilla Results

Parts Unlimited Unadilla GNCC

New Berlin, New York

Round 10 of 13

Sunday, September 10

XC1 Open Pro Event Results:

  1. Kailub Russell (KTM)
  2. Steward Baylor (KTM)
  3. Ricky Russell (Yam)
  4. Trevor Bollinger (Hon)
  5. Jordan Ashburn (Bet)
  6. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
  7. Grant Baylor (Hus)
  8. Philippe Chaine (KTM)
  9. Josh Strang (Hus)
  10. Ryan Sipes (Hus)

Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Kailub Russell (235)
  2. Thad Duvall (202)
  3. Steward Baylor (177)
  4. Ricky Russell (163)
  5. Josh Toth (149)
  6. Grant Baylor (129)
  7. Trevor Bollinger (115)
  8. Jordan Ashburn (112)
  9. Layne Michael (104)
  10. Craig Delong (101)

XC2 250 Pro Event Results:

  1. Layne Michael (Hus)
  2. Ben Kelley (KTM)
  3. Craig Delong (Hus)
  4. Josh Toth (Yam)
  5. Austin Lee (Hon)
  6. Mike Witkowski (KTM)
  7. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
  8. Brendan Riordan (Yam)
  9. Zack Hayes (KTM)
  10. Trevor Barrett (YAM)

XC2 250 Pro Series Standings:

  1. Josh Toth (261)
  2. Layne Michael (216)
  3. Craig Delong (207)
  4. Mike Witkowski (174)
  5. Ben Kelley (143)
  6. Austin Lee (142)
  7. Jesse Groemm (140)
  8. Zack Hayes (121)
  9. Sam Evans (95)
  10. Zach Nolan (87)

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