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Race: GNCC Round 6, Lafayette TN

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Race: GNCC Round 6, Lafayette TN
Rider: Paul Whibley
Team: JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki
Bike: KX450F
Result: 1st

Round 6 of the GNCC series looked to be a repeat of Round 5 with a lot of rain falling Friday and Saturday.  The pits were a mess with vehicles bogged everywhere.  Early Sunday there was talk that the morning race and the afternoon races would be combined but by 9am a revised schedule was announced.  The morning race would be reduced to one hour and the afternoon race would probably be reduced to two hours.  When we lined up and got the track description we were informed that the race would be at least two hours but not the full three hours like normal.

From the start my KX fired up quick and I emerged from the slop in 3rd behind Jimmy Jarrett and Josh Strang.  Early in the lap I had a good line around a hill and took the lead, we swapped positions a lot.  The racing was fun.  The track was sloppy but it had a rocky base very similar to Loretta Lynns GNCC.
On the second lap, Josh and Jimmy gapped me a little.  Josh had a good line up a hill that Jimmy and I missed.  I was struggling to see through my goggles.  My Smiths has dealt with about all the mud and rain any goggle could handle.  I took them off and with the improved vision I caught back up to Josh and Jimmy quickly.  I worked my way past both of them and began to build a lead.
A splash of gas in the pits and a fresh set of Smith roll offs and I was set.  Back out on the track with new goggles I was able to pick up the pace and continued to buffer my lead.
With two laps to go I put in strong but safe lap times, looking after the bike and making it a great day for the JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki team.
I am back in the points lead now and plan to stay there.

Race Results:
1st: Paul Whibley
2nd: Jimmy Jarrett
3rd: Charlie Mullins

Thanks to my following sponsors:
GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki, Moose Racing, Pirelli, LeoVince, RG3 Suspension, Moto SR, Shoei, Smith, Sidi, ProMoto Billet/Fastway, CTi, IMS, Vortex Ignitions, G2, PG Graphics, Silkolene, EBC Brakes, Tsubaki Chains,  No Toil, WER, BRP, Renthal, CV4, Enduro Engineering, Rekluse, Motion Pro, Works Connection


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