Makita Suzuki Off Road’s Josh Strang clinched his second win at the Big Buck GNCC, round four of the 2009 Grand National Cross Country series, in Union South Carolina, after a grueling 3-hour race. Strang finished the race just seconds ahead of teammate Charlie Mullins who took home third place for Suzuki.
Strang’s victory males him the FIRST repeat winner of the series.
Mullins fired first, nabbing his third holeshot award and was quickly followed by Strang and the rest of the field as they headed into the woods. Mullins held onto the lead for the first few laps and along with Strang, and others traded the lead in and out. As they charged through the dusty track, Strang pulled away from Mullins. From then on, it was Strang and Mullins racing wheel-to-wheel until the finish, until Strang was able to pull a few seconds ahead and take the win with Mullins taking third.
Strang’s second victory in only four rounds moves him up to third in the points with 87 and 2 wins. Mullins, who won the opener, has stayed consistent and sits solidly second in the title chase with 94 and 1 win, just 7 points out of the lead.
Team FMF Suzuki Off Road Highlights
1st place round four GNCC Series, 1st place round three GNCC Series, Third in points with 87/2 wins.
3rd place round four GNCC Series, 2nd place round three GNCC Series, 1st place round one GNCC Series, currently second in points with 94/1 win.