Walker Fowler Race Report: Powerline Park GNCC
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio. (October 22, 2018) – Un-welcomed rain fell the morning before the Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Despite the less than ideal racing conditions, Walker Fowler knew he had a big day ahead of him since he could potentially wrap-up his fourth national championship at the penultimate round of the 2018 Grand National Cross Country Series.
Fowler faired off well during the start and headed into the woods second. Just eight miles into the first lap, Fowler made the pass for the lead and began to set a quick pace until his gloves got soaked with the cold, wet mud. After that he slowed down a little and the rest of the pack was able to pull back-up on him, which set the scenario for the remaining hour and a half.
On the second lap, Fowler made a diligent move to let second place ahead of him to watch how he navigated through one of the tricker sections on the track. Since it was approaching the mid-way point of the race, Fowler and the other podium contenders elected to pit where Fowler regained the lead as the entered back onto the track.
From there Fowler, regrouped and kept the momentum moving forward as he navigated the tricky track. Once the white flag came out, Fowler made his final charge as he worked through the lapped riders and brought home his sixth win and the 2018 GNCC title in his home state.
“This was definitely one of the more difficult championships to win to date, and frankly I think that makes it more special,” said Fowler. “Everyone brought their best effort, and while we did not win every battle, we were able to win the war and that is what matters! It’s an incredible feeling to win both the race and the championship in front of my family, friends. And home state fans that came out to watch.”
After nearly four-months off from UTV racing, Fowler lined up on the second row and got a quick jump off the line. Unfortunately, his naturally aspirated car fell behind the turbo cars and he went into the woods last, which put him in eighth overall at the start of the race. Once the course tightened, Fowler was on an equal playing field and ran a consistent top-10 pace. It wasn’t until the white flag when Fowler was really able to makes moves, ultimately finishing fifth overall. This result vaulted Fowler from seventh to fourth in points.
“I can’t do better than fourth based on points, but our goal at Ironman is a podium position with fifth at the least,” said Fowler. “This would solidify us as fourth overall for the season as well as top non-turbo car for the year. I would be extremely proud of that result as a team and for my awesome sponsors like Yamaha and Weller Racing who have given us an incredible machine to drive all season long!”
Vickie Fowler drove her YXZ1000RSS backed by Weller Racing to a podium position last weekend. She battled the entire race, and managed to finish third in class. This result puts her in a three-way tie for second place in the Women UTV class, where she is currently winning the tie breaker. Vickie heads into the final round just needing another podium finish in order to clinch second place! The Ironman GNCC will conclude the 2018 GNCC series, this Saturday October 27.
Current WFR Team Results:
Walker Fowler – XC1 Open Pro – 1st overall Walker Fowler – UXC1 Pro Turbo – 4th overall Vickie Fowler – UTV Women – 2nd
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And that is exactly what she did! Dominating the UTV Class with CryoHeat playing a major role in the strength of many parts of her Naturally Aspirated Polaris RZR; the Transmission, Front Differential, CV joints, axles, Brake Rotors, Brake Pads, Spindles, Hubs and virtually every nut and bolt on her Polaris RZR has been through the CryoHeat Processes, giving them the strength so Kristen can beat the heck out of them and making these parts run cooler and more efficiently to give her the edge she needs to do her thing.
Kristen Ironwomaned the whole SCORE International Baja 500, placed First in Pro NA UTV and took overall in Pro UTV, beating out even the Turbo UTVs; with a final time of 14:26:47, Kristen placed 42nd overall including ALL classes ie., Trophy Trucks, Motorcycles, etc. Kristen Matlock has proven that it takes more than a pair of balls to dominate; it takes skill, guts, heart, strength, a great crew, a supportive family, a bunch of great sponsors, and some really strong parts.
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