Round five of the 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, took place April 21-22 at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill, South Carolina. Near perfect conditions made for an exciting weekend of races with the end result being the return of Walker Fowler and Kailub Russell to the top of the podiums.

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Photo Credit: Ken Hill | Courtesy of GNCC

Motorcycle Report

When XC racing got underway, Thad Duvall was first off the line and took the holeshot. Kailub Russell kept Duvall’s pace but held off on making a pass until later in the lap. At the end of the first lap, K. Russell had taken the lead, but Duvall still kept the blistering pace and started lap two just six seconds back. Ricky Russell also got off to a great start and finished lap one 20 seconds back from Duvall.

K. Russell and Duvall kept battling and didn’t let up for rest of the race. The gap between the two stayed around two seconds, and while Duvall managed to pass K. Russell once or twice, he never made it stick. K. Russell kept his lead through the remaining seven laps and crossed the checkers in 1st. Duvall crossed in 2nd just .0620 seconds behind. R. Russell kept up his solid performance to take the final podium spot. Trevor Bollinger had a rough start but put together a great comeback from 7th as he made his way to a 4th-place finish.

gncc camp coker bullet results
Photo Credit: Ken Hill | Courtesy of GNCC

K. Russell’s win at Camp Coker Bullet was his fourth of the season and moved him further ahead in the overall points race. He now stands in 1st with 145 points. Duvall is in 2nd, 19 points down from the lead. Steward Baylor Jr is in 3rd overall with 99 points, and Trevor Bollinger is in 5th with 90 points. The next round at Whitetails could shake up the overall standings for the top four racers.

Pos. No.NameMachineClassPointsOverall Points
11Kailub Russell
KTMXC1 Open Pro
30145
2989
Thad Duvall
HQVXC1 Open Pro
25126
3212
Ricky Russell
YAMXC1 Open Pro
2151
4739
Trevor Bollinger
HONXC1 Open Pro
1890
5514
Steward Baylor Jr
KTMXC1 Open Pro
1699
6206
Josh Toth
KTMXC2 250 Pro
1561
7530
Benjamin Kelley
KTMXC2 250 Pro
1479
8114
Josh Strang
HQVXC1 Open Pro
1371
912
Jordan Ashburn
BETXC1 Open Pro
1246
10123
Austin Lee
HONXC2 250 Pro
1131
11121
Cory Buttrick
HQVXC1 Open Pro
1033
12198
Liam Draper
HQVXC2 250 Pro
919
1317
Jesse Groemm
KTMXC1 Open Pro
826
14347
Evan Smith
HQVXC2 250 Pro
720
15945
Trevor Barrett
YAMXC2 250 Pro
611
16887
Braxton McGee
HQVXC2 250 Pro
55
17981
Jonathan Johnson
YAMXC2 250 Pro
413
1818
Jesse Ansley
KTMXC3 125 Pro-Am
37
19117
Pascal Rauchenecker
HQVXC2 250 Pro
250
20927
Nick Davis
GASXC2 250 Pro
117

ATV Report

ATV racing got off to an exciting start when Walker Fowler shot off the line and took the holeshot. Fowler kept his lead as the race headed into the woods and stayed uncontested for the remainder of the race. Cole Richardson did his best to keep up with Fowler and trimmed the gap to just over 30 seconds at the end of the first lap. Jarrod McClure was close behind with only a two-second gap.

Richardson soon ran into trouble during lap two and did not finish the race. Brycen Neal took advantage of the shake-up by moving to 3rd place and forming a comfortable gap between himself and Devon Feehan in 4th. The running order remained unchanged for the final three laps, and Fowler crossed the line 1st. McClure took 2nd while Neal finished 3rd and Feehan followed them up in 4th. Westley Wolfe took 5th after a hard-fought battle with Joshua Merritt, who finished 6th.

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Photo Credit: Ken Hill | Courtesy of GNCC

Fowler’s return to the top spot is his third win of the season and his first win since round two. He currently stands in 1st with 127 points and three wins out of the five rounds raced. Brycen Neal sits 2nd overall with 110 points, but Jarrod McClure is close behind in 3rd with 98 points. Adam McGill and Chris Borich round out the top 5 with 86 and 80 points respectively.

Pos.No.Name MachineClassPointsOverall Points
11Walker Fowler
YAMXC1 Pro
30127
23Jarrod McClure
HONXC1 Pro
2598
32Brycen Neal
YAMXC1 Pro
21110
49Devon Feehan
HONXC1 Pro
1871
57Hunter Hart
YAMXC2 Pro Am
1638
6741Westley Wolfe
SUZXC1 Pro
1544
711Joshua Merritt
YAMXC1 Pro
1440
812Greg Covert
YAMXC1 Pro
1336
915Tucker Wyatt
HONXC1 Pro
1240
108Martin Christofferson
HONXC1 Pro
1154
11201Cody Collier
YAMXC1 Pro
1033
1210Johnny Gallagher
YAMXC1 Pro
954
13712John Glauda Jr
YAMXC2 Pro Am
823
1418Drew Landers
YAMXC2 Pro Am
719
1521Jeffery Pickens
YAMVet A
66
16219Ben Kowalewski
HONXC2 Pro Am
514
17265Nick Royalty
HONXC2 Pro Am
44
18776Bryan Baker
HONXC1 Pro
33
19423Matthew Blankenship
YAMCollege A
23
2025Levi Coen
HONJunior A
11

UTV Report

Camp Coker was the third round of UTV racing for the season, and the race got off to a hectic start right off the line. Once things settled down, it was Kyle Chaney in 1st at the end of the opening lap. Cody Miller was just under four seconds back from Chaney but ran into problems during lap two and was forced to drop back. James McCoy moved up into 2nd and Derron Oakley to 3rd.

Bad luck struck again during lap five, forcing Oakley out of the race. Meanwhile, Hunter Miller moved up from mid-pack and took over 2nd place. By that time, Chaney had increased his lead to almost two minutes and crossed the finish line in 1st place. H. Miller took 2nd, and McCoy rounded out the podium in 3rd. Kevin Trantham and Walker Fowler both ran into problems during the race and finished back in 15th and 18th respectively.

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Photo Credit: Ken Hill | Courtesy of GNCC

Camp Coker was Chaney’s first race of the 2018 season, making his win all the more impressive. The 1st-place finish gave him 30 championship points and put him 9th overall. Hunter Miller’s 2nd-place finish kept him in 1st overall, and he’s now 13 points over Jamie McCoy in 2nd. Kevin Trantham is in 3rd, but his disappointing finish narrowed the gap between him and Michael Swift to just two points.

Pos.No.NameMachineClassPointsOverall Points
13Kyle Chaney
CANUXC1 Pro Turbo
3030
22Hunter Miller
CANUXC1 Pro Turbo
2564
370Jamie McCoy
CANUXC1 Pro Turbo
2151
4442Bubba Gray
YAMUXC3 Pro-Am
1818
5141Kyle Hart
POLUXC2 Pro
1616
612Michael Swift
POLUXC1 Pro Turbo
1543
716Jason Watt
CANUXC2 Pro
1415
8126Scottie Lawrence
CANUXC3 Pro-Am
1337
91Cody Miller
YAMUXC1 Pro Turbo1237
10404Jason Langford
YAMUXC3 Pro-Am
1111
11122Shawn Hess
YAMUXC2 Pro
1020
12621Trevor Payne
YAMUXC3 Pro-Am
919
13144Austin Seelig
CANUXC2 Pro
88
14121Brett Wingfield
YAMUXC3 Pro-Am
79
154Kevin Trantham
POLUXC1 Pro Turbo
645
16910Wesley Lantz
POLUXC3 Pro-Am
59
1725Jim Goughenour
YAMUXC2 Pro
44
1813Walker Fowler
YAMUXC1 Pro Turbo
342
1977Robert Boynton
CANUXC2 Pro
29
20183Devin Ferguson
POLMasters
11