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Riding GNCC with Am-Pro Yamaha Photo Gallery

We try our hand at GNCC racing with a ride on an Am-Pro Yamaha YZ250 at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC in West Virginia.

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Barry Hawk shows how the 4-stroke traction and professional riding skills conquer a nasty knoll.
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Am-Pro Yamaha is one of the most successful teams in GNCC Racing.
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Even Thad DuVall had troubles on this hill. It claimed our guy three times on his final lap.
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We didn't get to use the 2-stroke
starting advantage with the paved,
live-engine start format.
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Hilde tries to limber up before the start of the Industry class race.
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Changing lines was one of the Am-Pro Yamaha’s strong points with such a light weight and small reciprocating mass in the engine, I could somewhat control my destiny as I bounced from one obstacle to the next.
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Being that it is held at a ski resort, the start actually rides right down the paved road outside of the village. Riders are sent off in waves of five, or less in some cases, using 10-second intervals.
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Barry Hawk demonstrates the proper way to go fast in the mud.
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As it was, the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC is one that I won’t soon forget, and the next time I go looking for a team Yamaha ride I won’t be nearly as floored at the prospects of racing something with an expansion chamber.
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The pit stop was just in time. The brief rest was just enough to get our rider through the final lap.
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Jason Raines (instructor) agreed to sacrifice his practice bike for us to ride in the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC.
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Thad DuVall had a tough race and was forced to return prematurely to the Yamaha truck.
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The Am-Pro Yamaha pit is one of the most professional, high-quality racing teams on the GNCC circuit.