John Penton GNCC motorcycle race 2018
The John Penton GNCC is an annual event
It's named for Ohioan John Penton, the virtual inventor of the modern lightweight dirt bike.
The motorcycle equivalent of a rock festival
The Sunday Creek Raceway was transformed into a small city during the weekend, and roads and paths there were filled with a mixture of people on foot, on bicycles, in cars, on ATVs, and even on tractors. Oh, and motorcycles, too.
Three riders, two wheels
Here's something you don't see every day. Though stressing bikes to the max happened there a lot.
Not a good place to pass
The course wound far back into the woods -- a lap took as much as 30 minutes to complete. Sometimes there was a little congestion, as here. The races were not for a specified number of laps, but instead they determined how many laps a rider could complete in a specified amount of time, usually two or three hours.
One young winner
Mud-covered and happy, 16-year-old Alexi Phillips of Tryon, North Carolina took first place in her class aboard a KTM 150. Her friend, Davis Vasilatos, raced on a Yamaha 125.
This kind of thing happens a lot
When a bike goes down, first order if business is to check if there are any other riders headed that way.