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GNCC Racing Series Concludes from Snowshoe With Motocross On Sunday

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The motocross bike racing stole the spotlight during Sunday's final day of the GNCC Racing Series from Snowshoe Mountain.

Former University High student Kaleb Russell began the race on the front line and second in the overall points standings.

The day kicked off with kids races at 8 a.m. Which was followed by the amateurs at 10 a.m. and finally with the pros at 1:30 p.m.

St. Louis, Missouri-native Rick Matteson came away with first place in the amateur division on Sunday and says the course was tough, but was also a great track to ride on.

"The toughest part about the course was probably the mudholes," Matteson said. "They had a few mudholes with rocks in them. Trying to get through the rocks was get around the lappers was probably the toughest part of the course. The rest of it flowed really well. It was just a great track today. They laid it out and it was just perfect."

One of the biggest storylines before and after the race was the difficulty of the track. The course at Snowshoe is nearly 20 miles long opposed to most of the other courses around the country being around ten miles.

It wasn't only the length, but also the obstacles that made Snowshoe tough. Mud, rocks, and tree roots smothered a large portion of the course.

GNCC Racing fan Brooke Grayson says the high difficulty is what makes Snowshoe so unique from the rest, along with some of the amenities that come with the resort.

"The lodging is really nice," Grayson said. "It's a great attribute. The track; I hear it's really rough and it's cool to see everyone go through it."