Hoyland lands 2nd
CASAR, NC, May 30, 2012 – For round 6 of the GNCC series, Team DeRisi made its way into Springville, IN for the Limestone 100. This venue was a new addition to the schedule, so the riders were anxious to see what would await them in the Indiana woods. Carter Kerens started the morning off by rocketing his Raptor 125 to a second place finish in 90 Open (8-11). With his second podium in a row, Carter is gaining momentum and the consistency needed to be a championship contender. Kylie Ahart put in another solid ride amongst a stacked group of racers in the Women’s class. Kylie finished the race with a hard-earned 4th position, which only increases her desire to get back on the podium.
The XC2 ProAm race started off great for Eric Hoyland, as he grabbed the holeshot and set the early pace. Eric looked to be on track for another class win, but a mechanical failure brought his Honda to a halt on lap 3. This opened the door for teammate Braden Henthorn to mount a charge for the win. Braden came all the way from 13th at the end of lap one to ultimately finish in 2nd, which bumped him into the championship points lead.
Junior A riders, David and James Reeves, once again put their DeRisi Hondas inside the top 5. James has been inching closer to landing his first podium finish, but came up just short finishing 4th. David was able to recover from a poor start and made his way into 2nd by the halfway mark. The leader, however, was too far out front for David to reel in. With his 2nd place finish, David holds the points lead in Junior A. Brycen Neal put in yet another amazing ride by winning College A and placing 17th overall.
Round 7 brought the racers into another new venue for the Mountaineer Run GNCC. The Masontown, WV track was littered with rocks and gave the racers the challenge of an “old school” GNCC track. Bryan Cook returned for his fourth race of the year in XC1 Pro. Bryan used his veteran knowledge and riding style to secure a 9th place finish. The most impressive feat of the day was accomplished by 16 year-old Brycen Neal. Brycen once again took 1st in College A, but he also charged to 13th overall and earned the Top Amateur Award for the race.
Eric Hoyland had a bittersweet day in XC2 ProAm. Eric got a good jump off the line, but had an unfortunate crash early on which sent him near the back of the class. Eric rode his heart out and rebounded for a 4th place finish, which salvaged enough points to keep him 3rd in championship standings. Braden Henthorn was in the process of working towards the front after a bad start, but a freak mechanical failure ended his day on lap 3. Braden hangs on to 2nd in points.
James Reeves once again displayed his fitness and determination by overtaking his teammate and brother, David Reeves, on the last lap in Junior A. For the second race in a row, James finished 4th, and he also sits securely in 4th in points. David was able to hold on to the 5th position, which earned him just enough points to continue his lead in the championship race.
In the Youth ATV race, Carter Kerens once again blasted to the front on his DeRisi supported machine. Carter gained another win in 90 Open (8-11) and finished an impressive 4th overall among older and more experienced competition. “Be sure to keep an eye on Carter, as we believe that he will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in years to come”, said team owner, Santo DeRisi.
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About DeRisi Racing DeRisi Racing, Inc is a North Carolina company specializing in suspension modification and the development of essential race components. DeRisi Racing Inc was established in 1999 by Santo DeRisi who is also a GNCC Pro Veteran. Since its beginning DeRisi Racing Inc has become one of the most recognized names in the ATV Industry.