Round 13 Ironman GNCC | Photo Report

October 30, 2019

by Kyle Wolfe
Photos by Darrin Chapman

The final round of the 2019 Grand National Cross Country series took place at Ironman Raceway, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for the Ironman GNCC. A deluge of rain that fell all day on Saturday left for wet conditions on Sunday. Fortunately the sun came out and made parts of the track rideable for the 5 lap race. After 3 hours, riders were welcomed to a checkered flag, concluding the 2019 season. Now riders will prepare and get ready for the 2020 season, starting in February.

Indiana native Chris Bach came out of retirement to race the XC1 class. Bach would finish 20th overall.
Layne Michael would be part of the lead pack the first two laps, eventually coming home 10th in XC1 and 13th overall.
Local Hoosier, Jake Froman would fight for a podium all day long in the XC3 class. His 125 would let go on the last lap, dropping him to 38th overall.
Brody Johnson would run top 3 in 250A before experiencing bike problems the last lap, finishing 39th overall.
Jonathon Johnson would hop aboard his new Honda for the final round, logging his best career finish to date, with 3rd in XC2, and 12th overall.
Jayson Lipscomb would take an 8th in XC3 on the day.
Evan Smith would overcome a bad start, to finish directly behind Johnson for 4th in XC2 and 13th overall.