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Race: Round 4 GNCC, Union, SC

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Whibley still leading in the points!Rider: Paul Whibley
Team: JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki
Bike: Kawasaki KX450F
Result: 2nd

My Kawasaki shot me to another great start, rounding the first turn in third behind Nate Kanney and leader Charlie Mullins.
Some of the early sections of the lap weaved through open fields that were dusty and rough. Once we got back into the woods the track conditions were near perfect. It was a little tough to find places to pass as there was generally one fast line through the trees.
Mid lap I was able to pass Nate as we took alternate lines through a small mud hole. Charlie had opened up about 15 seconds on me but I worked hard and closed down that gap and within a lap. There were several tight sections and Charlie is very good in these conditions, he would at times open a small gap but I was able to regain any lost ground when the terrain opened up a little.
The track had a lot of roots in places and some were pretty slippery, I was glad I had my WER steering damper on to help take some of the impact and keep my front wheel going were its pointed. Combine this with the Pirelli tires and I had plenty of traction throughout the race.
After the fuel stop there again was a bunch of us battling for the lead. Josh Strang had closed up and Glenn Kearney shot to the lead when he elected to go one more lap before gassing. Glenn set a fast pace and was riding great. I thought this might be the race were he finally gets his well over due first win. Sadly it didn't work out and he ran out of gas half a lap later. This left me to battle it out with team Suzuki. Josh took the lead and as the laps wound down and I knew that passing was going to be tough near the end of the lap as there was a tight section before the finish line. I made my move just after a mud hole on the last lap and took the lead. Josh was riding great and a couple miles later he retook the lead not to far from the tight stuff. I pushed hard but couldn't find anywhere to make anything happen.
Josh rode an awesome race taking the win, I had to settle for second. We had pushed each other hard and pulled about a minute over Charlie, in third, on the last lap.
The JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy team is running great and their continued hard work in the pits is keeping me up front in the races. Thanks guys and girls.

Thanks to the following sponsors for their continued support:
GEICO, Kawasaki Monster Energy, Moose Racing, Pirelli, RG3 suspension, Shoei, Sidi, Smith, CTi, Leo Vince, ProMoto Billet/Fastway, IMS, Vortex Ignitions, G2, P.G. Graphics, Silkolene, EBC Brakes, Tsubaki Chains, No Toil, WER, BRP, Motion Pro, Works Connection, Rekluse clutches, Renthal, Enduro Engineering, Moto SR



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