CASAR, NC – Team DeRisi Racing joined over 10,000 other racers and spectators at the infamous Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, IN.  Round 12 of the series greeted racers with nasty mudholes, deep water crossings, and the toughest hillclimbs that they have encountered all season.  Team DeRisi was prepared for the challenge and anxious to chalk up a few more wins.

Braden Henthorn has found himself in a fierce battle for the XC2 ProAm Championship.  Heading into this race, he was holding 2nd in points and was looking for a win to close the gap on the leader.  Braden had a good start and quickly found himself inside the top five.  On lap 3, Braden took over the lead and began to gap the field.  He continued to ride smart and went on to win his fourth race of the season.  Braden now holds the XC2 points lead by six points going into the final round.

CASAR, NC – DeRisi Racing Inc. sponsorship application period begins September 1, and is open through November 30. Resumes received after November 30 cannot be accepted.

DeRisi Racing Inc. welcomes resumes from participants of all ages, and levels, from Amateur to Pro. We are not just focused on national events for 2011/2012, we want a full arsenal of riders competing in all the different series to go out and represent! Some of the series that we are looking for riders in are: WORCS, AWORCS, IXCR, Mid East, OMA, Mid South, GNCC, GNC, NEATV, VXCS, and any other district series. To apply, simply mail your resume with an action photo and a head shot to our address listed below or you can email your resume to santo@derisiracing.com . All applicants will be notified of sponsorship status via email no later than January 1st.

DeRisi Racing Inc.
Attn: Rider Support
418 Moriah Church Road
Casar , NC 28020

About DeRisi Racing
DeRisi Racing, Inc is a North Carolina company specializing in suspension modification and the development of essential race components. DeRisi Racing Inc was established in 1999 by Santo DeRisi who is also a GNCC Pro Veteran. Since its beginning DeRisi Racing Inc has become one of the most recognized names in the ATV Industry.

CASAR, NC – With the injury of Luke Reeves the DeRisi race team is still down a rider but it was great news to hear that Luke made it to the Snowshoe event to offer any support he could give to his teammate’s throughout the race day. “We really miss having Luke out there; we hope to have him back the last half of the season. Eric and David are truly having a great season” commented Santo DeRisi, Owner of DeRisi Racing Inc. “we have had some bad luck but we were looking to get passed the past as we headed to Snowshoe.”

In the XC2 class, Eric would get a good start but would suffer throughout the day with mechanical issues and bottlenecks. He would try to overcome his adversities but would finish the day in 12th place; this finish puts Eric in 4th place in the XC2 points standing’s.

David Reeves started on the front row of the Junior A class and lead for most of the race until he fell victim to one of the most difficult mud holes on the course. He would unfortunately sit in a large bottleneck for a lengthy amount of time with would cause him to fall back in his class. David would however grab a 3rd place finish which puts him 2nd in the class point’s chase.

Support rider Braden Henthorn of the College A class would put together another impressive ride to finish 2nd. This finish give Braden five top three finishes for the year. Fellow support competitor James Reeves would place 6th in the Junior A class.

“Snowshoe is always a nice location that we look forward to competing at; the track is extremely challenging and I think all our riders did well to overcome the obstacles they had in front of them. We are looking forward to heading to Ohio next week for another weekend of racing! Thank you so much to the following companies for their loyalty and support; Rath Racing, Fox Shox, GBC Tires, IMS Products, HMF, HiPer Technology, Power Bar, GPR, Fasst Co, DC Cycle, Wiseco, Maier, Twin Air, DP Brakes, G4 Graphics, PowerMadd, Motion Pro, Quad Tech, Albright Motorsports, Spider Grips, Silkolene, Hilltop Motorsports, Fly Racing, Scott Goggles and Liquid Performance.”

Morgantown, W. Va (May 10, 2011) – After nearly a month off, the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series returns to racing this weekend, May 15 and 16, to the newly added Indy 100 location in Gosport, Ind. This inaugural event will be co-sanctioned with the Mid America Cross Country Series, allowing riders to receive points in both series. New for 2011, the Indy 100 course gives all riders an equal opportunity to master the freshly designed course this weekend.

GNCC points leader Chris Borich is beginning to settle into a groove out front this season but Warnert Racing Can-Am riders Adam McGill and Chris Bithell have been chomping at the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider every weekend so far. Deemed “The Borich” method of racing, CB1 typically hangs back for the first hour or so and then turns it on full throttle in the final laps to secure the win almost every time. However, heading to a freshly designed course in Indy may give McGill, Bithell and Kiser the tools they need to hold Borich off in the end.

Greg’s ATV and Cycles’ Gabe Phillips has found that consistency is key in the XC2 class this year with mostly seconds across the board, but DeRisi Racing’s Eric Hoyland sits only four points back heading into the brand new Indy 100 this weekend. Ballance Racing’s Walker Fowler continues to dominate the XC2 field, even breaking into the top five overall last round. Fowler is going to be tough to beat if he keeps the pace he’s been running this far.

This nationally televised event on the VERSUS network will also feature round three of UTV racing on Saturday. The Polaris National Guard team has swept the first two rounds of the Open Modified class and currently holds the points lead heading into round three. Team Hendershot and Coastal National Guard are tied at 11 points behind the leader, while Can-Am’s Nightkrawler Kustoms sit one point back in fourth. UTV racing action begins at 4:30 p.m., following the ATV afternoon race so be sure to check out the fastest side-by-side vehicles as they blaze through the woods

Race fans, friends, families and sponsors are invited to head over to Vendor’s Row Saturday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. to celebrate XC2 ATV points leader Walker Fowler’s High School Graduation. The Fowler family will be serving food and drinks under the big tent upon completion of Saturday’s races, so come join the 4.0 student in celebrating an accomplishment even bigger than winning a GNCC Championship!

Spectator passes are $15 for the full weekend, including pro pit access and pro autograph session. On Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., amateur riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the Pros race at 1 p.m. Saturday’s UTV racing will take place at 4:30 p.m. Local racers are encouraged to participate and may sign up at the event.

To get to the track, take 465 to 67 South. Go 28 miles. Turn right (North) on Drunkards pike. Go 2.5 miles. Location is on the left.

For more information, visit the official series website at www.GNCCRacing.com or call 304-284-0084.