TENNESSEE (NOVEMBER 6, 2011) North Carolina's Charlie Mullins added another page to the GNCC Racing history books by securing the 2011 XC1 Championship title running VP Racing Fuels! Mullins rode another exciting and flawless race on day two of the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC in Hurricane Mills.
Rewinding to Friday, Mullins suffered a mechanical issue near the end of a race that he indisputably dominated, while Paul Whibley and Josh Strang closed the points gap on the American off-road racing star heading into Sunday's finale. Mullins proved that he could handle the pressure, though, riding his way to claim his first-ever GNCC XC1 title. To top it off, Mullins also won the $250 Holeshot Award at the start of the race.

The win gave Mullins the XC1 title over New Zealand's Paul Whibley, who won the title in 2009. In fact, Mullins is the first American to win the GNCC title since Rodney Smith held it in 2004. To put the significance of Mullins' title in perspective, foreign riders have won seven of the last 11 GNCC championships and up until now, they have dominated the last five titles in a row. To say the least, Mullins' win was a popular one, especially since he's been racing the series since he was a youth rider.
"It's a dream come true," said Mullins. "I'm really at a loss for words, right now. I've worked so hard and so many people have helped me along the way. There are so many people out there that helped make this happen and it feels really good to finally win it, it's been a long time coming."
"It's been 10 years ago I was in the youth class, and it's pretty cool to come up and be the champion," added Mullins. "When I started racing it was just me and my dad and my uncle just coming out on the weekends, just spending time with the family and having a good time. I really never thought it would progress to this, it's something I'll always remember." 

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