COSHOCTON, OH– After this weekend’s John Penton event, it is time for summer break! “I know the summer break is welcomed and in most cases needed” commented McNemar, owner of Greg’s ATV & Cycle “but the break is bitter sweet for our team as we are anxious to get back out there and make up for this past weekend.”
In the Women’s class Angel Atwell was able to grab a great start following only her niece Kristen into the first corner. She was able to gain the lead and would retain it for nearly the entire first lap. At the end of that first lap Angel’s quad would begin to bog down and back fire which would, unfortunately, lead to her machine completely dying on the course early in the second lap. The culprit would be unforeseen electrical problems which the team has already addressed and corrected. With this finish, Angel is currently 3rd in the Women’s class points standing’s.
As if Angel’s electrical problems were not enough, the Greg’s ATV Team would struggle in the afternoon event as well. Gabe Phillips would get off to a decent start only to get tangled up and take a nasty spill in the second corner. The entire XC2 class would be long gone by the time he was able to get himself and his machine going again. Gabe would put in a remarkable ride; he would pick riders off one by one as the day progressed. He would end the day just shy of the podium in 4th place. Pat McGuire would put in another solid ride, holding onto 2nd for the majority of the afternoon. On the last lap Pat would continue to push forward only to throw a chain, which ended his day with a 16th place finish. Matt Hanna also had a great race going only to lose a battery mid way through the event. He was able to come into the pits where the team was able to make the needed repair but the damage had been done. He would push forward to salvage as many points as possible, he would finish 7thfor the day.
On a positive note, Greg’s ATV support rider Mike Lancaster earned his first PM Race Podium finish with a 3rd in the XC2 class. Over the course of the past few years Greg’s ATV has helped many riders earn their first ever national podium appearance in the XC2 class including Gabe Phillips, Matt Hanna, Pat McGuire and now they have added Mike to that list.
“Although this had to be collectively one of the worst races of the year for our team we are still holding our heads high” commented McNemar “it was a shame we were struck with the bad luck so close to home but we will utilize the break to better ourselves and come back swinging in September.”
Greg’s ATV & Cycle Team would like to thank all of their team sponsors:
Gabe Phillips: Waynesburg Yamaha, ATV Four Play, HMF, MSD Powersports, Custom Axis, Maxxis, HiPer, Silkolene, Quad Tech, Fasst Co., BlingStar, Tire Balls, IMS, Pro Taper, CP Pistons, Precision, Houser-Racing, PowerMadd, X Country Photos, Scott USA, G4 graphics.
Matt Hanna: BlingStar, Silkolene, Moose Racing, HMF, HiPer, Phil Coles Fitness, Pro Graphx, Pro Taper, PowerMadd.
Pat McGuire: Tireballs, Clarke MFG, Offroad Motorsports, Rekluse, Wiseco, JB Racing, Fasst Co, PowerMadd, BlingStar, HMF, Precision, Silkolene, Spider Grips, ITP, Pro Graphx and X Country Photos.
Angel Atwell: Laeger’s, Axis, ITP, HiPer, Big Gun, Fasst Co., Quad Tech, DP Brakes, Dirt Works, CP Pistons, DeRisi Racing, PowerMadd, Moose Racing, Sun Star, IMS, Galfer, BlingStar, Precision, Spider Graph, C&L Companies, Haladog Skid Plates and X Country Photos.
To view more details and learn about Greg’s ATV and Cycle please visit www.gregsatv.com or contact Greg’s ATV & Cycle directly at 740-622-9988