Moose Racing Wild Boar: ATV Race Report - GNCC Racing (2024)

Kayla Bolton

by: Kayla Bolton
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 8:00 AM


Moose Racing Wild Boar: ATV Race Report
Neal Earns Second Straight Win in Florida

PALATKA, Fla. (March 3, 2024) – Round two, Moose Racing Wild Boar, of the 2024 Progressive Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, kicked off Saturday, March 2 in Palatka, Florida at the Hog Waller Campground and ATV Resort. The day consisted of cloudy and slight rain and then sunny and humid conditions, but that wouldn’t phase most of the racers as the battles kept coming all day from the micro, youth, amateur and professional ranks.

As the race got ready to go, and the green flag waved, it would be WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/BNR/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler jumping off the line first earning himself the $250 Kanati Performance Tires XC1 Pro Holeshot award to start his day. However, it would not take the defending champion, Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal too long to make his move into the lead position. Neal would come through timing and scoring with just over a two second lead on the opening lap.

Neal would continue to open up a gap between himself and his competitors as the race wore on and the sandy conditions deteriorated. Neal would come through to earn his second-straight win of the season with a 47-second lead.

Fowler, who earned the holeshot to start his day, continued to push for the duration of the race, finding himself crossing the finish line second overall at round two. Both Neal and Fowler would come through over six minutes ahead of the pack.

Hunter Hart Racing/Fly Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sport’s Hunter Hart did not have the greatest start off the line, but he would find himself running in third overall for the duration of the race. Hart would be unable to push for a battle at the front, but he would still come through to round out the top three overall and XC1 Pro finishers in Florida.

Coming through to earn fourth overall on the day was Action Off-Road/GBC/BNR Motorsport’s Josh Merritt. After finishing second at round one, Merritt put in another great ride in the Florida sand as he battled in fourth for the entire race. Merritt now sits third in the points standings. McGill Mafia/OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Adam McGill made his way to finish in the top five as he started the day seventh. After finishing fourth at round one, McGill finds himself in a good spot to start off the 2024 season as he sits fifth in the points.

Action Off-Road/Pierce Performance’s John Glauda Jr. ran in the fifth place position for the opening lap but would be unable to hold off McGill as the race wore on. Glauda would find himself pushing in the sixth place position for the remainder of the race, crossing the line to earn sixth overall on the day. Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Fly Racing/Lonestar’s Austin Abney battled back from a 12th place start to earn seventh overall at round two.

As the checkered flag came out, Action Off-Road/AMSOIL/CB Racing’s Chris Borich found himself working his way up to eighth in the XC1 class and ninth overall on the day, while BNR Motorsports/Fearless/Kenda’s Steven Harrell rounded out the top ten overall, while finishing ninth in his class.

Action Off-Road/GBC/Houser’s Wyatt Wilkin crossed the finish line eleventh overall on the day, and tenth in the XC1 Pro class. Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch came through seventeenth overall and 11th in class. Unfortunately for JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure, he would suffer a broken ball joint on the second lap and be forced to retire for the day early.

The XC2 Pro-Am class saw a couple of new faces at the front of the pack this weekend in Florida. As the race got underway it was Duroy Motosport/Varin Yamaha/Teixeira Tech’s Danick Paquin grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports XC2 Pro-Am Holeshot award to start off his day. However, when they made their way through timing and scoring on lap one it would be CST Tires/LMR Motors/Elka/Fly Racing’s Braxton Grosse leading the way.

Grosse would continue to lead for the duration of the race, coming through to take the XC2 class win with over a six minute lead. Duroy Motosport/Varin Yamaha/Teixeira Tech’s Danick Paquin would battle back to second in the class after falling back to sixth on the second lap, but he would have his hands full as round one winner, BNR Motorsports/Pierce Performance/GBC Tire’s Alex Thieman was right on him. Paquin would come through to earn second, but Thieman was just 1.5 seconds behind him as they crossed the finish line to round out the XC2 top three.

Earning the Top Amateur honors at the Moose Racing Wild Boar was College A competitor, Brody Lee as he came through to finish 18th overall on the day and earn his class win. The Top Amateur podium was a complete College A sweep as Jeremiah Wolf came through in 22nd overall and second in College A, and Andre Williams coming through 24th overall and third in the College A class to round out the Top Amateurs in Florida.

In the 4x4 Pro class it would be Kenda/KMK/Ryco Electric’s Cody Collier getting his machine off the line first and earning himself the $100 BNR Motorsports 4x4 Pro Holeshot award. However, Pro Row 784/TMS/Edgewood/DeRisi Racing’s Brandon Frazier would make his way into the number one position as they came through timing and scoring on the opening lap.

Frazier would continue to lead for the first two laps of the race, but Collier was nearby as he made a pass for the lead on lap three and would hold that position for the duration of the lap. Frazier would then retaliate, making the pass stick on Collier during the last lap of the race, and crossing the finish line with over 16 seconds separating the two. Collier would come through to earn second on the day in Florida.

LW Racing/OBOR/DeRisi Racing’s Landon Wolfe would have a consistent race as he held the number three position from the opening lap, up until the checkered flag flew in the sunshine state.

As the WXC took off it would be JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn getting to the first turn quickly earning herself an extra $100 courtesy of BNR Motorsports as she grabbed the WXC holeshot. Osburn would lead the first lap, but she would then be in for a battle as the laps wore on. On the second lap it would be Osburn Off-Road/Pierce Performance/Moose Racing’s Chloe Harper in the lead position, but Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tire’s Jessica Elioff was just 2.1 seconds behind her and pushing.

Elioff would make her way into the lead on lap three, as white flag flew indicating one more lap to go. Elioff would hold off her competitors and come through the finish with a little over a minute lead in the WXC class. Elioff continues to hold the WXC points lead as she’s earned two consecutive wins in the class.

Battling her way back from a fifth place start to the day was Kenda/Moose Racing/Teixeira Tech’s Hannah Hunter. As the race continued on, Hunter would continue to push herself towards the front, and with one lap to go she would make the move for second in the WXC class. Hunter came through the finish line just 1 minute off of Elioff, and both would be over six minutes ahead of the rest of their WXC competitors. After earning the holeshot and early lead, Osburn would find herself back in fourth before making a last lap pass to capture third on the day.

During the Youth ATV race, it was Noah Lykins working his way into the lead and then continuing to battle back-and-forth for the number one spot in the race. Lykins would regain the lead and hold that until the checkered flag flew. Clayton Correnti made his way to the front to battle with Lykins but would be unable to hold him on as the two-lap board came out. Correnti would hold onto finish second on the day, while Bodie Buckhannon had a consistent race at the front of the pack as he crossed the line third overall and in the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class.

In the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class it was Landon Glauda leading from the time the green flag flew, until the checkered flag came out indicating the end of the race. Gavin Brand would work his way up from third to finish the day out second in his class. Jacob Smallwood would come back from a fifth place start to the day to cross the finish line in third in his class.

Keelyn Eichelberger took home the 250 (13-15) class win, while Briar Kuhl earned themselves the 250 (13-15) Limited class win. Braxton Hesler would earn the 125 (8-12) class win and Tate Hall would earn the 125 (8-12) Limited class win on the day. Eli Tate came through first in the 90 (8-12) class, while Paisley Stout took home the Schoolgirl (12-15) class win. Raelynn Dickerson earned herself the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win in Florida, while Tenley Hart came through to win the Girls Jr. (8-11) class. JP Pickens Jr. would cross the finish line first in the 70 CVT (6-11) class at round two.

In the Micro ATV race it was Casen Jennings coming from the second row in the MXC2 (6-8) class to take the overall win and his class win on the day. Joshua Swantek would come through second overall, but he would also take his class win in the MXC1 (8-9) class. Hunter Lazzell MXC1 (8-9) would round out the top three overall, while he also earned second in the MXC1 class. Cason Knecht would come through to earn third in the MXC1 class, while Kruz Libecco and Abigail Halterman rounded out the top three MXC2 class finishers on the day.

Cash Knecht would come through in the Micro ATV race to take home the 50 Sr. (6-7) class win, while Ryder Lewis earned himself the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win, and Austin Louderback would win the 90 Stock (8-9) class at round two.

As the Micro Bike race came to an end it was Ellis Austin taking the overall and MXC1 class win in Florida, followed by Todd Toland and Davey Fairfield rounding out the top three overall and in the MXC1 class. Then in the MXC2 class it was Kane Morrison taking the win while Hayden Stevens came through second and Wake Davis finished third in the class.

Ryder Baricska would come through to take the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class win at the Wild Boar, while Carson Zink brought home the win in the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class. In the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class it was Paxton Allen battling back to earn the win at round two. Jacobi Duvall would lead from start to finish in the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class, earning his second-straight win of the season. Deegan Deel would also lead on lap one until the checkered flag flew in the Micro-E (4-7) class. Then in the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class it would be Carson Propst coming through to earn the win in Florida, while Raphael Fortier took home a win in the Trail Rider (7-9) class.

The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Eric Stickles of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon at the start of the 2 pm pro race. Eric enlisted in the Navy in August of 1989, and then he enlisted himself into the Army in 2002. Eric has received a handful of medals and ribbons including: a National Defense Service Medal, a Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, an Armed Forces Medal, an Army Service Ribbon and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom and in Operation Desert Storm. Eric is part of the Red Bear Racing Pit Crew, and received a $250 AMSOIL Shopping Spree, a $500 Kanati Performance product certificate, a commemorative American Flag courtesy of Columbia Flag and Sign Company as well as a $200 Gift Certificate for their online store.

The third round of the 2024 Progressive GNCC Racing Series will take place on March 9 and 10 in Washington, Georgia with The Specialized General GNCC at Aonia Pass MX. ATVs and Micros race on Saturday and Motorcycles take to the course on Sunday. For more information on The Specialized General GNCC, clickHERE. To purchase online admission tickets for the event, visit

Catch GNCC Pro ATV and Motorcycle Racing free via all season long. Pro ATV Racing starts Saturday’s at 2pm ET, with the exception of Big Buck, Snowshoe and Ironman events where they will start at 1pm ET. GNCC Pro Motorcycle Racing will begin at 1pm ET on Sunday’s. Later in the year GNCC Racing will premiere on MAVTV with event highlight episodes.

For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website atwww.gnccracing.comor call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the seriesFacebookpage, follow us onTwitterandInstagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.

Moose Racing Wild Boar Results and Points Standings
Palatka, Florida
Round 2 of 13
Saturday, March 2, 2024

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Brycen Neal (YAM)
  2. Walker Fowler (YAM)
  3. Hunter Hart (YAM)
  4. Joshua Merritt (YAM)
  5. Adam McGill (HON)
  6. John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
  7. Austin Abney (YAM)
  8. Chris Borich (YAM)
  9. Steven Harrell (YAM)
  10. Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Brycen Neal (60)
  2. Walker Fowler (46)
  3. Joshua Merritt (43)
  4. Hunter Hart (37)
  5. Adam McGill (34)
  6. Wyatt Wilkin (25)
  7. Austin Abney (25)
  8. John Glauda Jr. (25)
  9. Chris Borich (24)
  10. Steven Harrell (24)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2024 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Braxton Grosse (HON)
  2. Danick Paquin (YAM)
  3. Alex Thieman (YAM)
  4. Grayson Eller (YAM)
  5. Kenny Shick (YAM)
  6. Dylan Walraven (YAM)
  7. Keaton Henderson (YAM)
  8. James Glauda (YAM)
  9. Daulton Keyes (HON)
  10. Alex Elioff (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. Alex Thieman (51)
  2. Braxton Grosse (46)
  3. Grayson Eller (43)
  4. Danick Paquin (39)
  5. James Glauda (34)
  6. Dylan Walraven (28)
  7. Kenny Shick (26)
  8. Tavin Cook (23)
  9. Keaton Henderson (23)
  10. Daulton Keyes (23)

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About GNCC Racing
The Progressive Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is the world premier cross country racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round motorcycle and ATV championship and 10-round eMTB championship, is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling two and three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,800 riders through racetracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks, and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised live For more information, please

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Moose Racing Wild Boar: ATV Race Report - GNCC Racing (2024)


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