News 28 Apr 2014

Strang eighth in Limestone 100 as Mullins takes over GNCC lead

Australian recovers from early crash at fifth round of 2014.

Image: Ken Hill.

Image: Ken Hill.

Australia’s Josh Strang finished eighth in Sunday’s Dunlop Limestone 100 during the fifth round of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series at Springville, Indiana.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Strang recovered from an opening lap crash, forced to pit for repairs, to race to eighth in the round won by Charlie Mullins (Factory FMF/KTM).

Strang’s consistent streak to start the season was snapped at the Limestone, however he retains third in the standings now 32 points in arrears of new series leader Mullins in the standings.

Mullins took charge of the championship in Indiana, the podium filled by Thad Duvall ( and former series leader Kailub Russell (Factory FMF/KTM).

The GNCC series will continue at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on 11 May.

2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series
Round five – Springville, IN

XC1 Pro results:
1. Charlie Mullins
2. Thaddeus Duvall
3. Kailub Russell
4. Paul Whibley
5. Steward Baylor Jr
6. Takeshi Koikeda
7. Jordan Ashburn
8. Josh Strang (AUS)
9. Christopher Bach
10. Jason Thomas

XC1 championship standings:
1. Charlie Mullins 126
2. Kailub Russell 123
3. Josh Strang (AUS) 94
4. Paul Whibley 88
5. Jordan Ashburn 83
6. Steward Baylor Jr 76
7. Thaddeus Duvall 76
8. Takeshi Koikeda 60
9. Andrew Delong 58
10. Ryan Sipes 58

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