Phipps named National Champ!

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Special to The Mountain Advocate

Knox Central High School student Tanner Phipps is the 2015 GNCC Open B National Champion! GNCC is a national racing organization for Woods Racing, the biggest in America. Tanner competes in the Open B class where non-professionals race dirt bikes with a 250 cc engine or higher. Tanner says that he loves dirt bike racing, he’s good at it and it’s how he gets away. According to Tanner the work was worth it. He said, “ At the end of the day when I lay my head down I know I’m making progress to my dream. Hopefully the tittle will bring sponsors, free rides and help for the year ahead. So far it’s my biggest accomplishment.” Tanner is till working toward his dream. He is now preparing for Open A next year. He says,” hopefully another national championship!”