Historic day for Can-Am pilot
(Press Release) Can-Am X-Team racer Cody Miller made history at the inaugural Camp Coker Bullet Grand National Cross Country race in Society Hill, S.C., becoming the first racer to win a 4×4 Pro ATV class and the XC1 Pro UTV class on the same day. Miller was also joined by Can-Am X-Team teammates on the UTV overall and class podiums, giving Can-Am a sweep.
“Cody Miller was outstanding in South Carolina, winning both premier GNCC Pro classes he entered and making the morning and UTV overall podiums,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Miller has matured as a racer and it’s nice to see him continue to make huge strides toward winning both championships this year in his first full season of GNCC racing. Kevin Cunningham, Tim Farr and Steve Matko each made their respective class podiums as well in South Carolina, so it was a good weekend for Can-Am.”
Miller (Can-Am / DWT / Houser Racing / Elka Suspension / HMF) is the now the clear GNCC XC1 Pro UTV class points leader after three rounds of side-by-side racing and his most recent victory. The Texas racer has now won two events, including the opener in Florida, and been on the podium at all three UTV rounds. Tim Farr (JB Racing / Can-Am / Houser Racing / Maxxis) and Steve Matko (Offroad Motorsports / WickedBilt / Can-Am) joined Miller on the XC1 Pro UTV class podium, giving Can-Am the sweep.
“What a weekend! All year, I’ve been dreaming of bringing home a first place in both the 4×4 Pro and the XC1 Pro SxS classes,” said Miller. “I was finally able to make that dream a reality at the Camp Cocker Bullet GNCC, marking my name down in the history books as the first one to put down a double win in these two Pro classes. With its large motocross section and lots of fast fields, this new property showcased the speed, power and handling of both my Can-Am Outlander XT-P and Maverick X ds 1000R vehicles. I’m on a mission to bring home two championships in 2017, but still have work to do.”
Fourth-place in the XC1 Pro UTV class went to Mouse Pratt (Jack’s Excavating / Can-Am), while reigning two-time XC1 Pro UTV class champion Kyle Chaney took 11th place. Despite the finish, Chaney remains second in the points race heading into the next UTV race. Can-Am Maverick racer Dave Plavi won the XC2 Pro Sport class in his Off-Road Motorsports / WickedBilt / Can-Am to extend his points lead, while another Jack’s Excavating / Can-Am pilot, Joe Krcelich, finished third.
In ATV action, Can-Am ATV racers recorded three class wins and 11 total podiums in South Carolina. Miller notched his first 4×4 Pro class win of the season aboard his Can-Am Outlander XT-P and was followed across the finish line by Can-Am Renegade Pro racer Kevin Cunningham (Cunningham Racing / Can-Am). The two Can-Am riders diced back and forth during the final three laps, but it was Miller who came out on top. Three Can-Am racers are currently in the top five in points after five rounds of ATV racing. Cunningham leads in points, while Jordan Phillips, who won round three, and Miller are tied with 86 total points.
GNCC ATV racing resumes May 14-15 in Indiana, while side-by-side vehicles return to action May 28-29 in Ohio.