GNCC XC2 #3, ISDE gold
Layne Michael is as solid as they
come. After his outstanding fill-in ride
at the 2016 ISDE where he helped
America’s Trophy Team win the big
prize, he returned to ride on the 2017
Junior Trophy team, which came in
third. He also made some outstanding rides in the GNCC XC2 class and
climbed as high as third in the overall
standings from the second row.
National Enduro #8, GNCC XC1 #8
It’s been a long, tough road for
2010 GNCC XC1 champion Josh
Strang. He was sidelined for much
of 2016 with a shattered heel and
was released to ride just three weeks
before the start of the 2017 season.
His form slowly returned, but not until
late in the season, when he was once
again contending for the lead. That’s
where he’ll start for 2018.
Photo by Darrin Chapman