Yamaha’s Kristen Atwell and Brian Wolf Claim Wins at The Titan GNCC

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cypress, CA – Aboard her YFZ450, Kristen Atwell won her fifth GNCC ATV race of the season in Lafayette, Tenn. on Saturday morning, Sept. 25. The win puts Atwell on top of the ultra-competitive Women’s ATV title chase with two rounds left to go. Fellow Yamaha riders Traci Cecco and Jennifer Albright finished fourth and fifth, respectively, and just five points now separate the top three contenders. In the afternoon races, a Yamaha freight train headed by Brian Wolf swept the top four positions in the XC2 Pro Am class. And finally, Yamahas also took four of the top eight positions in the afternoon XC1 Pro class, led by Taylor Kiser in second.In the morning Women’s race, YFZ-mounted Atwell and rival Lexie Coulter raced through the grueling two-hour competition separated by no more than a few seconds – and in some cases less than a second. Wins are especially critical with the final battles for the championship now looming, and clear of the rest of the field, the pair swapped the lead right into the last lap – and then into the last few minutes of the event. Seemingly at the last moment though, Atwell gunned her Yamaha ahead for the win. “I got cut off by a lapper and Lexie got around me,” Atwell explained. “Fortunately I was able to get her back with just two miles left in the race!”

Wolf’s afternoon XC2 Pro Am victory was unusual in that he normally rides a competing brand. But after Wolf’s three-year-old flooded his bike’s exhaust system with a garden hose on Friday, Yamaha XC1 Pro competitor Brandon Sommers stepped up to kindly loan Wolf his YFZ450X practice bike. Amazingly, in the race Wolf then proceeded to lead three of the four grueling laps to take the win over the Yamaha-mounted trio of Gabe Phillips, Eric Hoyland and Kevin Yoho. “I can’t thank Brandon Sommers enough,” Wolf said after the event. “The bike was phenomenal.”

2010 GNCC ATV XC1 Pro Points 9/25/10

  1. Chris Borich 316
  2. Taylor Kiser – Yamaha 266
  3. Adam McGill 215
  4. Chris Bithell 184
  5. Donnie Ockerman – Yamaha 181

2010 GNCC ATV XC2 Pro Am Points 9/25/10

  1. Brian Wolf – Yamaha 256
  2. Walker Fowler – Yamaha 226
  3. Gabe Phillips – Yamaha 203
  4. Kevin Yoho – Yamaha 201
  5. Joshua Kirkland 178

2010 GNCC ATV Women Points 9/25/10

  1. Kristen Atwell – Yamaha 155
  2. Angel Atwell 151
  3. Traci Cecco – Yamaha 150
  4. Lexie Coulter 147
  5. Jennifer Albright – Yamaha 133

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