FactoryONE Sherco announced this morning that Cody Webb will compete at round five of the Grand National Cross Country Series aboard a brand new SE-F 250 four stroke machine in South Carolina.
Webb is an accomplished hard enduro rider that made the switch to the Sherco brand this past off season. After being sidelined in 2019 from a knee reconstruction surgery, Webb wants to test his physical fitness and endurance by lining up for one of GNCC’s grueling three hour battles through the trees.
Webb isn’t a complete stranger to GNCC, having raced two events in 2011 where he earned a top 10 finish. Having won numerous hard enduro and endurocross championships on the International level since then, it will be interesting to see how the California native stacks up against some of the nations top harescramble racers.
see the official release from FactoryONE Sherco below
“FactoryONE Sherco announces Cody Webb to race next round of GNCC
Spring Branch, TX – FactoryONE Sherco’s Cody Webb will be racing in the XC2 class at the next round of GNCC racing in South Carolina on May 31st. Cody is racing as a means to test his endurance as well as to cross train for his next AMA Extreme Enduro race, Tough Like RORR. Cody competed in a GNCC race back in 2011, so riding fast in the woods isn’t completely new to him. Nevertheless, this will certainly be a big test for Cody whose main focus is highly technical riding through some of the world’s most demanding terrain. Cody will take on the GNCC race on a new Sherco SE-F 250 Factory 4T.
Cody Webb: “I am really excited for the opportunity to race another GNCC. The first one I raced was back in 2011, and it was a double-header weekend at Loretta Lynn’s. It completely kicked my butt, and I am sure the same thing will happen again, but I’m looking forward to the challenge both physically and mentally. With none of my usual races going on, I wanted to utilize my downtime and learn something new. I haven’t raced a 250 four stroke since 2016. I am looking forward to having fun on the smaller bore, allowing me to control the 250, rather than a 450 taking me for a ride. It will be a great and humbling experience, but I can’t turn down a chance to go racing and I can’t wait.”
About FactoryONE Sherco:
Team FactoryONE is a multi-time United States AMA championship observed trials team and newly formed enduro team led by some of the top riders in the business. The Trials team is led by 11x AMA Champion Pat Smage on the men’s side; and 6x AMA Champion Louise Forsley on the Women’s side. The trials team consists of 10 riders on the expert to pro level plus a youth development program. The Enduro team is led By Cody Webb on the hard enduro side and Grant Baylor on the GNCC side. The team features nine total riders competing in disciplines like AMA Extreme off-road, EnduroCross, GNCC and NEPG”