The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship resumed on September 6-7 after a summer break, the last event taking place in June. The 10th round mixed in the famous Unadilla motocross track with an incredible cross country course through the surrounding woods.

Josh Strang at Unadilla 2014

XC1 Pro – Motorcycle Report

After Charlie Mullins suffered an accident that has prevented him from racing through the season’s subsequent rounds, Kailub Russell has emerged as the clear and undisputed leader of the XC1 Pro class. Unadilla proved this once more as Russell led every single lap. The only racer who came close to passing him was Chris Bach, but due to several crashes, Bach didn’t even finish on the podium. Instead, Thad DuVall charged into 2nd after a crash dropped him back to 10th during the first lap. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s Josh Strang warded off several other contenders and finished on the podium in 3rd. This allowed him to move into 2nd overall for the season.

XC1 Pro – Motorcycle Results

11Kailub RussellKTM30268
2989Thad DuVallHonda25132
34Josh StrangYamaha21197
43Chris BachHonda18137
510Andrew DeLongHusqvarna16139
65Paul WhibleyYamaha15161
712Takeshi KoikedaHonda14114
87Jordan AshburnYamaha13176
9264Ryan SipesKTM12113
1016Adam BonneurKTM1197
1122Christopher DouglasKTM1010
12388Ben BouwensYamaha99
13774Robby MarshallKTM88
14394Michael StrykerSuzuki77
15151Eric PinsonKawasaki611
16558Jason KlammerKTM55

XC1 Pro – ATV Report

Up to this point, the 2014 season has largely been a battle between reigning champion Chris Borich and Walker Fowler. Borich gained a comfortable early lead in the season – as he has often done in the past – but Fowler has slowly chipped away at the points during the last few events. Unadilla was more of the same, as Fowler managed to take the victory and close the overall points gap on Borich (who took 2nd at the event). The real question mark that emerged during the race was who would take 3rd. Several riders vied for the spot, but it was Jarrod McClure who was finally able to take the final podium position.

XC1 Pro – ATV Results

12Walker FowlerYamaha30218
21Chris BorichSuzuki25238
310Jarrod McClureHonda21171
44Chris BithellSuzuki18159
511Jay ShadronYamaha16118
69Brycen NealHonda15125
75Kevin YohoYamaha14108
86Braden HenthornHonda13110
920Joshua MerrittYamaha12114
107Johnny GallagherYamaha1198
1116Landon WolfeSuzuki10107
12521Adam McGillHonda9197
138Jeffrey PickensYamaha8100
14413Steven GoldenHonda764
15341Brian WolfHonda6130
16149Brent SturdivantHonda5103

Josh Strang Flinging Dirt at the GNCC Unadilla Event