RT Pro’s John Henry recovered from a hard crash to finish third in the GNCC UTV XC2 Pro Sport SXS Race at the John Penton in Millfield, OH. Henry led fellow RT Pro runner Joe Krcelich, who finished fifth. In UTV XC1 Pro, John Yokley finished seventh, ahead of Bill Patterson (eighth) and Sean Bogdan (10th).
Henry was involved in a hard crash early in the event, but his RT Pro A-Arms helped him to regroup and he charged to a third-place finish.
“I got pushed into a tree so hard, and I thought we were done,” said Henry. “I backed up, took off, checked the steering wheel and it was fine. I talked to Andy at RT Pro after the race, and I told him if we had been running stock A-arms we would have been done because we hit so hard. I can’t believe they didn’t break. There is no doubt that those RT Pro A-arms kept us in that race.”
Henry had the speed to win, but was caught in a bottleneck on the final lap and finished third, just three seconds behind the second-place finisher. He now sits second in points, just ahead of Krcelich in third.
“Six or seven cars were backed up and there was nowhere to go,” said Henry. “We found a way through, but it still cost me a lot of time. I’d have been challenging for the lead if that hadn’t happened. The traffic at this race was just brutal. We just kept plugging away and tried to stay patient. If I can pull off two wins in the last two races, I probably have a shot at the championship. It is definitely go time.”
In the XC1 Pro race, Yokley had a fluke swaybar issue early in the race, but overcame it to finish seventh.
“All of the RT Pro components really saved me due to the track conditions,” said Yokley. I’ve been getting used to the new Can-Am and hopefully we can have some good finishes in the last two races. Andy from RT Pro puts out a great product for us.”
Bogdan got caught up in a crash and fell all the way back to 15th early in the race. He drove hard to finish 10th.
“I got caught in a bottleneck and that really set me back,” said Bogdan. “I had to fight my way back into the top 10, but I just ran out of time. The RT Pro stuff really did great.”
A fleet of the most competitive SXS equipped with RT Pro components will return to action after the summer break when GNCC heads to Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, OH October 1-2.