That is a wrap on the 2019 GNCC season! Ironman never fails to disappoint with the battles or the weather. No snow this year but plenty of rain and mud emphasized the weekend. Tely Energy Racing came away with some great results to build on for 2020. Tely Energy Race team fielded 8 riders for the weekend and ended up with 4 podium finishers and 5 racers in the top 10 of their class.
Steward Baylor, Jr. ended his year with another podium finish with 3rd place and 3rd place in the class championship for the year. He and his brother Grant were gaining ground with each lap and unfortunately ran out of time. The Baylor Brothers ended up 3rd and 4th on the day after a great effort fighting through the mud.
Liam Draper ended his season on a high note with another 2nd place finish. What a second half of a season he had! Liam had results to build on for next year when we expect big things from him.
JoJo Cunningham showed the competition what is in store for next year by finishing in 3rd place in 250A with a Top 3 Overall amateur result as a 15 year old. What a bright future this kid has in this sport. He won the 2019 Overall Youth Championship with dominate performances and moved up to the big bike with ease. Congratulations JoJo on your National Championship!
In the 10am class, Dylan Ely was running with the top 4 in his Sportsman A class when a mechanical issue derailed his race for the day.
Ty Ely battled the mud for one lap until it ended his day in 18th place in 125 B/C.
In the 8am youth race, Andrew Segars came out on top in a winner takes all race for him to close out his 85 (7-11) National Championship. He raced through the horrible conditions to claim first place in his class. Congratulations Andrew Segars!
There is no way that we could ever thank our sponsors enough for their support over the year. Thank you Moose Racing for the amazing gear, Morgantown Powersports for the great equipment, Kenda Tires for tires that gave us an advantage in any condition, Tely Energy Services for allowing us to keep doing what we love, FMF Racing for the best exhaust system in the trade, Forma Boots, Spectro Performance Oils for the best chemicals to put in our bikes, Motion Pro for the top of the line tools we need for repairs, DP Brakes for the best brakes in the business, Seat Concepts for great looking and durable seats, ODI Grips and handlebars to limit blisters and make the bike look good, Twin Air for keeping our bikes running clean and great, Cometic Gaskets for the best gaskets on the planet, KTM for taking care of the parts we need, G2 Ergonomics for protecting our riders hands, IMS Products to limit pit stops, and Senge Graphics for making our bikes and pro pit looking good.