Swift Wins John Penton GNCC 4×4 Class
Team UXC Racing’s Michael Swift won the Pro 4×4 class for the second straight time on his Polaris Scrambler 850 at the John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio this past weekend.
Pro 4×4 teammates Swift and Kevin Trantham worked their way into position through lap one. Trantham suffered a drive belt issue pulling him from the race. Swift swapped positions a couple of times for second and then took advantage of a line in the woods to make a clean pass for the lead. After receiving the white flag, he utilized the superior handling of his Polaris Scrambler 850 to place a buffer between him and second place before entering the last mile of the race consisting of the motor cross section. Swift was able to hold the lead for his third Pro 4×4 Class win of the 2015 GNCC season.
Team UXC rider Don Higbee battled hard all day on the 10-1/2 mile track, swapping positions many times. After the two hour race, Higbee claimed the top spot taking his second 40+ 4×4 Class win.
The Single-Seat class continues to see increased vehicles on the line with eight Polaris ACE machines lining up for the John Penton. Sam Yokley took his second win of the season with Doug Fortner finishing second and Dillon Harper finishing third. Jesi Stracham, racing her second race of the season in her Racer Tech modified Polaris ACE, would take the holeshot but missed a turn, had a small mechanical and ended up finishing seventh.
Team UXC Racing was also be represented at the first Round of the TORN season by Chris Robinson and his Scrambler XP 1000 EPS. Robinson earned a second place finish for a solid start to the season.
The next GNCC race is the Snowshoe, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in Snowshoe, WV, June 20-21.
Team UXC Racing is sponsored by Polaris~ Driven Powersports ~ Maxxis Tires ~ Fly Racing~ Axis ~ SSI Decals ~ Evans Coolant ~ ROX Speed FX ~ Dirtworks ~ Cool-It Thermo Tech ~ Leatt ~ Ricochet Off Road ~ DP Brakes ~ Spider ~ Moto Pro Training ~ Scott Goggles ~ FASST ~ K&N Kilters ~ America’s Motorsports ~ Tire Balls ~ Rigid Industries ~ Holz Racing Products ~ Night Krawlers Kustoms ~ Teixeira Tech ~ Quad Tech ~ Alco Cleaners ~ Polaris Power Generators ~ OMF Wheels ~ STM Clutching ~ All Balls Racing ~ Muzzy Performance Exhaust ~ Polaris Engineered Lubricants ~ RCV Perfor-mance ~ Airdam Clutching ~ Santor Design Company ~ Summer Brothers Racing ~ Quad Tech
Jesi Stracham’s ACE is sponsored by Racer Tech, five-time GNCC UTV XC1 Champion, William Yokley, Polaris, GBC Motorsports, OMF Performance Products, Elka Suspension, Motion Pro, Trinity Racing, K&N, Tire Blocks, Loud Performance Products, Pro Graph-X, Keffer Mazda and Gate Drop Media.
I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.
More by Lucas Cooney