Round 5 of the 2014 AMSOIL GNCC Series showcased more action-packed racing with Motorcycle Superstore / Bell Helmet 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 3-race win streak and put Mullins back in charge of the series. With 5 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.”
Martinez was back on track in Springville, Indiana, as she captured her 4th 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 2 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 2 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.
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