Red clay dirt, long leaf pines and 1,200 mile round trip awaited the Walker family this past weekend as the Morrisonville motorcyclists traveled to Stanton, AL, for the National Enduro Championship Series’ Gobbler Getter National, sponsored by the Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club.
Situated in a state park south of Birmingham, the race gave the Walkers a new look at some terrain, but yielded some familiar results as both Jhadyn and Jhak Walker finished in the top two in their class.
Jhadyn, the older of the two brothers who made the trip, finished second in the A Open division and 37th overall out of more than 580 competitors.
Jhak, who like Jhadyn attends Morrisonville High School, was second in the B200 class and 170th overall on the day.
Both brothers made it through six sections of the course, as did their dad, Jeremy, who raced in the A 30+ division. The patriarch of the racing family finished 14th in his class and 102nd overall.
The Gobbler Getter was the eighth of nine rounds of the NEPG series, with round nine an even further trip for the Walkers, a 1,650 mile round-trip jaunt to Turkey, TX for the Caprock Canyon National on Nov. 15, followed by a 100-miler on Thanksgiving.
But they’re chasing points and things are always bigger in Texas. Jhak is currently second in the B 200 standings with 106 points, with three seconds and a fourth in his last four NEPG races, while Jhadyn is fifth in A Open, with two seconds, a fourth and a ninth in his last four.
If they can continue to build on the momentum that they’ve seen over the last few series stops, the Walkers should be able to sew up a solid finish to the 2020 NEPG Series season.