Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December: Tracks closed. The rain up here in the hills keeps coming.

3 Starts: 3 Wins

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Paul Whibley reports from Newark.

Taking the win at the third round in Newark Missouri over the weekend and extending the points lead I have in the series. A strong pro row with plenty of talent turned up for the race. Chris Bach (GNCC#3) took second place on his JCR Honda after a battle with Jason Thomas who is a former GNCC XC2 champion. Jason held onto third and sits in second in the points. Nick Fahringer is the current National Enduro point’s leader and took home fourth in Missouri on his Husky.

Also 4x OMA Champion Jimmy Jarrett was back in action and running up front for a few laps at the start of the race. Jimmy and I battled together for years in this series and we reminisced after the race that it was just like the good old days. 

At the wave of the checkered flag I had a comfortable lead but I had to work for it. After the gas stop I was able to really put my head down and open up a lead. In the early laps I had made a bit of a meal out of it. I went down twice on the opening lap, after hitting hidden logs in the leaves and undergrowth. After each crash I was able to climb my way back to the front. 

The day started out strong, taking the FMF holeshot award and leading the race into the woods. Soil was again in prime condition for this event with a single track loamy trail weaving through the woods.  

Results: 1st: Paul Whibley 2nd: Chris Bach 3rd: Jason Thomas.

Click here for some footage.

 
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