Martinez Grabs Fourth WXC Win of Season
Groemm Podiums 3rd in XC2 Pro Class
MEDFORD, OR – April 28, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Round 5 of the 2014 AMSOIL GNCC Series showcased more action-packed racing with Motorcycle Superstore / Bell Hemet sponsored Charlie Mullins coming out on top for another overall win and the XC1 Pro class points lead.
Mullins’ victory put a halt to Kailub Russell’s three-race win streak and put Mullins back in charge of the series. With five rounds complete, Mullins now holds a 3 point lead over last year’s champion Russell.
“The track was full of roots with a lot of ruts. I felt really solid on the bike today and only made a few mistakes. Overall I’m happy with the way I rode and was able to take the win and get the points lead back.”
Mullins was back on track with another overall win and recaptured the series points lead.
Martinez was back on track in Springville, Indiana, as she captured her fourth win of the series and holds solid control of the WXC series point chase. It wasn’t easy, though, as Martinez had to recover from a slow start and work her way through the pack.
“I got a bad start and ended up around tenth in the first corner! I was trying to make passes quick so the front girls couldn’t get away too early. The first two laps I was not riding like myself, I was all over the place but managed to get into the lead after going down in the first lap,” explained Factory KTM pilot Martinez. “The last two laps went a lot better and I started riding much better but still never felt really comfortable on the course! Hey, I’m happy to come away with the win and keep the consistency rolling.”
Maxxis/KLIM/DirtWise/KTM race team’s Jesse Groemm was on his game, sharing the lead throughout the day and eventually ending up on the podium with a third place finish in the XC2 Pro class.
Honorable mention goes out to Husqvarna’s Craig DeLong who took another 250A Class win and FMF/RPM/KTM’s Rachel Gutish who finished 4th
in the WXC Class.
Round 6 of the GNCC Series takes place May 10 & 11 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.
For more series information check here.
Photo Credit Ken Hill
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