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    KTM X-BOW on the Ice and SnowJust because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your off-road toys. Some KTM fans in the Netherlands took that sentiment to a whole new level.

    It’s enough to just take out the KTM 525 XC quad for a spin around a frozen European lake, but that wasn’t enough for these guys. They also zipped around on a KTM 500 EXC dirt bike and the awesome-looking KTM X-BOW – a vehicle that’s purpose-built to take on a race track. Keep an eye out at the end of the three-minute video to see one brave soul being towed behind the X-BOW on a tube.

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      FRE/KTM ATV GNCC rider Bryan Cook earned 6th overall at the Grand National Cross Country Series finale after a three-hour battle with Kevin Yoho and Donald Ockerman for the position.

      Cook got off to a decent start rounding the first corner inside the top ten. From the opening lap to the ending lap, he remained in close battle with Yoho and Ockerman constantly swapping positions. Cook started at the tail end of the battle and trailed Ockerman until the second lap when he moved into seventh. Two laps later he took full advantage of an open line and made another pass on Yoho to take over sixth place. He went on to claim sixth overall for the day.

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        FRE/KTM rider Bryan Cook suffered a crash at the beginning of his race this past weekend at the thirteenth round of the ATV GNCC Series to finish in 11th place after a two-hour race against the clock.

        Cook launched off the start and was sitting at the front of the pack when he collided with Taylor Kiser. Both riders were thrown off their ATVs and had to untangle their quads before they could get back to the race. The two remounted in last place. One lap later, Cook had to make an unscheduled pit stop for repairs from the damage sustained in his first turn crash. This stop put him 10 minutes behind the lead group.

        Cook rode decently once he returned to the course but was unable to make up the time lost and finished in a disappointing 11th place. With one more round left, Cook is looking forward to keeping it on all four wheels and running inside the top five to end the season.

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          It was a rough weekend for FRE/KTM ATV GNCC rider Bryan Cook, who finished eleventh overall at the twelfth round of the GNCC ATV Series in Clairsville, Ohio.

          Cook got off to a decent start and went into the woods in fourth position. Quickly into the race Cook got stuck in a mud hole while still on the first lap which cost him almost five minutes before he was able to recover. Cook was obviously fired up and rode strong for the remainder of the race but simply had too much ground to make up in the two-hour event. He was able to work his way up to eleventh place when the checkered flag flew. Reigning Champion, Chris Borich, took the win over the second place ride of Brian Wolf.

          After twelve rounds, Cook sits sixth in the overall point standings. The next event will take place Oct. 22, 2011 in Crawfordsville, Ind.

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            FRE/KTM rider Bryan Cook earned his first podium of the season at the eighth round of the GNCC ATV Series held in Snowshoe, WV.

            Cook got off to a decent start when the flag dropped, rounding the first corner around seventh position. He quickly climbed his way through the pack and moved to third by the end of the first lap. He remained in third place for the majority of the two-hour race until Adam McGill made a pass on him on the last lap.

            Cook was beginning to settle for fourth when the second place ride of Chris Borich encountered a chain problem and fell out of the race. Borich’s technical difficulty bumped Cook back up to third where he happily took his first podium of the season.

            “It feels great to finally get on the podium,” says Cook. “I have been riding really well this year but have not had the total combination of speed and luck needed to get on the podium until today. Snowshoe is one of the most well known GNCC rounds so I feel fortunate to be on the podium here.