Fifth Victory of Season 2024 Sees Johnny Girroir Stand Tall at Snowshoe GNCC

MURRIETA, CA – June 24, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series leader Johnny Girroir delivered his fifth victory of the 2024 season with FMF KTM Factory Racing at today’s Snowshoe GNCC, further establishing himself at the top of the points table entering the summer break. FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers rider Grant Davis did likewise in the XC2 250 Pro Class.

Girroir made a steady start from the front row of the traditional GP-style start on the pavement and completed the opening lap in third position, navigating the dry, dusty conditions. He led laps two and three, before ultimately taking control on the final lap when a late sprint enabled him to seal the win by a small margin of 6.941 seconds on his KTM 350 XC-F.

With podium results at all nine rounds to date this year, inclusive of five victories, Girroir has built a commanding 43-point lead in the overall and XC1 Open Pro Class point standings with four rounds remaining.

FMF KTM Factory Racing also welcomed Dante Oliveira – filling in for last year’s race winner Ben Kelley – to the Snowshoe GNCC this weekend, adapting to the technical conditions at elevation and gaining comfort throughout the race’s duration on his way to sixth in the XC1 Open Pro Class at the West Virginia resort.


Johnny Girroir: “It came down to within seconds and that was a good race! With two and a half laps to go, Grant [Baylor] came by me and I knew I had to get going, then he made a couple of mistakes and I was able to sneak back by – that was gnarly! It was fast and technical today, took a lot of physical energy with the higher speeds in the dry conditions. I hit the ground once, but other than that, it was a solid race for me.”

XC2 250 Pro Class points leader Davis also started strongly from the front row of the GP grid, leading all five laps and bringing his KTM 250 XC-F home almost three minutes ahead of the chasing pack. He now has a 37-point advantage in the standings over FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers teammate Gus Riordan, who was P5 at Snowshoe.


Grant Davis: “I started pretty well and then had to shake off some arm-pump, but we were able to finish strong and I am stoked to get my third win in a row, which is my fifth of the season. That was a big result for us at Snowshoe going into the break, so I look forward to keeping things going when we start up again.”

FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers WXC contender Brandy Richards finished fourth in the Snowshoe Mountains on her KTM 250 XC-F, maintaining third position in the standings. The GNCC Series will continue with the Buckwheat 100 in Newburg, West Virginia, on September 1.

XC1 Open Pro Class Results

1. Johnny Girroir, FMF KTM Factory Racing
2. Grant Baylor, Kawasaki
3. Steward Baylor Jr, Kawasaki
6. Dante Oliveira, FMF KTM Factory Racing
8. Craig DeLong, Husqvarna

XC2 250 Pro Class Results

1. Grant Davis, FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers
2. Joshua Toth, Honda
3. Thaddeus Duvall, Kawasaki
5. Angus Riordan, FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers

WXC Class Results

1. Rachael Archer, Kawasaki
2. Korie Steede, Husqvarna
3. Shelby Turner, GASGAS
4. Brandy Richards, FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Landers

6/29: Silver Kings Hard Enduro

Source: KTM North America, Inc.

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