Mullins Extends Points Lead With GNCC Penultimate Win
Thor riders showed their speed on both sides of the country this weekend, as GNCC Racing held its penultimate round in Crawfordsville, Ind., and the desert racers of the West Coast competed in the final round of the AMA National Hare and Hound season in Lucerne, Calif.
Thor rider Charlie Mullins grabbed his fifth win of the Can-Am GNCC Racing season, helping him extend his points lead to 38 points over second in the XC1 championship standings. While the Crawfordsville round is scheduled to be the season finale, Mullins will have to maintain his points lead for one more weekend, as the GNCC racers head to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on November 6, to make up for the rained out fifth round in April.
Charlie Mullins (Courtesy of Shan Moore)
Also showing speed during the Ironman in Indiana was KTM Racing, and Thor rider, Russell Bobbitt, who just missed the top-five with a sixth-place finish. His teammate Cory Buttrick wasn’t far behind, posting an eighth-place effort.
Out west, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott showed he’s still a force to be reckoned with, as he earned his second runner-up finish of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound season, during which the veteran finished off the podium just once in nine rounds. As the season came to a close, Abbott finished third in the final championship standings, just one point out of second.
Destry Abbott (Courtesy of Kinney Jones)
Newly-crowned AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Champion, and Thor rider, Kurt Caselli took the weekend off from racing, following a hard crash he endured at Round 9 of the WORCS series. The extra rest will allow Caselli time to heal up and go after the WORCS championship at the final round from Speedworld MX Park in Surprise, Ariz., on November 4-6. Caselli currently leads the Pro class by 41 points over second place.
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