Shane Watts? Paul Whibley? Garrett Edmisten? These are your
front runners? What the heck happened to the Can-Am Grand National Cross
Country Series? After one week and two rounds of racing in 2007, the tour looks
completely different from the previous year (although it also looks a whole lot
like the close, unpredictable series that it was before Juha Salminen showed up
two years ago). With Juha back in
Before the season, the main title
hopes fell on four riders: The previous second, third and fourth placed riders
in the series, Barry Hawk, Charlie Mullins and Glenn Kearney, and
Whibley won the
Okay, so what of the favorites?
Hawk struggled in the
“Knight came up to me and said “you know we’re giving this away right now, don’t you,’” said Hawk. “I told him I know.”
Knight is heading back to the Isle of Man to get eight days of therapy on his hand, in hopes of healing in time to score some points in North Carolina's FMF Steele Creek GNCC in a few weeks.
Finally there’s Mullins, last
year’s wonder kid. He has been consistent at least with 4-5 finishes, but he’s
chasing his suspension setup right now, and he’s not happy with his results.
Mullins is going to work with Factory Connection for the next two weeks to get
his bike dialed in and get a podium at the next round in