RT Pro Camp Coker GNCC SXS Race Report
Mouse Pratt drove his RT Pro Can-Am Maverick to a fourth-place finish in the XC1 Pro SXS GNCC race at Camp Coker MX in Society Hill, SC. Pratt, who earned his first top five this season, led a trio of RT Pro drivers in top ten in the XC1 class with Sean Bogdan sixth and Jerry Boling finishing in ninth. In XC2 Pro Sport, Joe Krcelich was third, and John Henry finished seventh.
“The high clearance RT Pro A-arms really got us through,” said Pratt. “It was rough and brutal out there and everyone was dragging through the ruts, while we went right through. We had some struggles this year, but everything held together and it was a good day. When you finish in the top five, it’s always a good day.”
Bogdan continues to improve and his season best sixth place finish showed a continued charge to the front of the field. “The track was rough, but all of my RT Pro gear was beautiful today,” said Bogdan. “It was a fast track and it was dusty, so my co-pilot had to work hard today. We had some trouble in the last race, so this will help me out in the point standings.”
Boling came from the back on the pack in 22nd on lap one to score a top ten finish by taking ninth at the checkered flag.
Patterson got his Polaris stuck on the second lap behind two other cars. After getting back on track, he made it up to 15th in the final order. “About the second lap we came around a mud section and got caught behind some stopped cars,” said Patterson. “It took us almost a lap to get going again. We had to flip it onto its side and get some logs underneath it. We did what we could do. The track was breaking in nicely, but at that point in the game, my race was over, so I had to take what I could get.”
In XC2 Pro Sport, Krcelich earned his second podium of the season. His third-place finish moves him to third in the points standing, just five points out of the lead.
“I was leading for awhile, but the track was just brutally rough,” said Krcelich. “I just did what I could. I ended up on my side twice, but the machine handled everything. The track was just rougher than I expected. The RT Pro stuff was great. Everything on the car is the way it came to the starting line.”
While Henry was disappointed with his seventh-place effort after taking over the lead just before heading into the final lap, and his charge was ended with a broken hub, but he still remains in the championship hunt just one point behind the points leader.
RT Pro fleet of competitive side by sides will again be running up front as GNCC heads to Sunday Creek Raceway May 28-29 for the John Penton in Millfield, OH.