Location: Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
Beta Factory Race Team Results
-Newly signed Cody Barnes raced his Beta 125 RR for the first time this season in a GNCC event. Barnes placed 4th at round 11 and is currently in 4th place in the XC3 class points standings.
-Mike Witkowski finished in 5th place aboard his 250 RR Race Edition, and is currently in 9th place in the XC2 class points standings.
The next event for the Beta USA Factory Team will be at the 12th round of the Grand National Cross Country Series in Clairsville, Ohio on October 13th. For more information on the GNCC series go to: https://gnccracing.com/
Bike: Beta 125 RR
"I started off with a second place start and was able to get in the lead within the first 3 corners. I lead the whole first lap and was feeling awesome on my Beta 125 RR. I was battling for first place during the second lap, but sadly on the 3rd lap after I made the pass for the lead I made a mistake. I ended up taking a bad crash on a straightaway and ended up hurting my right shoulder. By the time I got going again I was battling for third. I tried to keep pace to salvage a podium position but with my shoulder hurting I was making a lot of mistakes. I was forced to back down my pace to prevent any other injuries due to crashes. I ended up finishing 4th for the day."
Beta 250 RR Race Edition
"The Mason Dixon GNCC track got a lot of rain during the week which made for a tough race. My Beta 250 RR handled the track with comfort all day. I ran 4th in the XC2 class most of the race until about two laps to go. I gave it 100% and didn't leave anything off the track. Some minor mistakes pushed me back to 5th in class for the day and 12th overall. One of my best rides this year. I really wanna get on the podium, I know we will get there before the year ends."
Photo by Ken Hill