Team WMR KTM/Nihilo Concepts Off-Road Rider Rory Mead Finishes 3rd in the GNCC XC1 Championship!
Well it all came down to the GNCC finale held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN this past weekend. There was tons of hype surrounding the battle for 1st in XC1 and XC2 classes but there was also a great battle for 3rd in the XC1 class between Team WMR KTM/Nihilo Concepts rider Rory Mead and Shenandoah Honda rider Thad Duvall.
With Rory only a few points ahead of Thad, Rory had to stay close and finish strong at the final round. Duvall has been on a roll since returning from the ISDE 6 days international enduro and Mead knew he had to bring his A game.
Mead got a mid pack start and worked his way up to as high as 3rd at one point, but faded a bit towards the end allowing Duvall to pass him. This forced the team to compute the numbers to figure out where Rory needed to finish to grab that 3rd place overall for the championship. Rory put his head down and stayed in a comfortable 6th place which was good enough for that impressive 3rd place in the championship hunt!
This marks WMR KTM/Nihilo Concept’s highest finishing position in the GNCC championship points since our inception. ‘We are very excited and proud of Rory and the whole team. For us to be in the top three with all the factory teams is where we want to be and strive for. The whole WMR crew is excited and looking forward to next years season to continue to grow on our success‘ Says WMR KTM owner Bob Brewster.
In addition to Rory’s success, Team WMR KTM/Nihilo Concepts XC2 rider Chris Douglas continued to get used to his new class and finished another impressive 6th place. This was a great way for Chis to know what to work on over the off-season and be a contender next year in the highly competitive XC2 class.
Every year the GNCC offers a Venders Challenge class for industry personnel to give the Loretta’s GNCC a try. This Year WMR KTM/Nihilo Concepts assisted FMF’s race and media relations, ex-Arenacross racer Jeff Northrop to redeem himself after last years defeat. This year we mounted him up on a GNCC race ready WMR/Nihilo Concepts KTM 350SXF.
Without any prior testing or practice, Jeff took off against the top industry racers and battled his way to the top, winning the class with a commanding lead. His flow on the bike was amazing to watch and showed the large GNCC crowd some Arenacross flair through the Loretta’s mx portion of the track. ‘I had a blast all day! I came out to support all our FMF riders for the final GNCC, and the WMR/Nihilo guys were generous to offer me a class act bike that allowed me to enjoy two hours of pure trail ridding fun!‘ says Northrop.
Team WMR Off-Road/Nihilo Conepts would like to thank the following sponsors who stood behind the team all year:
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