Race: GNCC Round 6, Lafayette TN
Rider: Paul Whibley
Team: JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki
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
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