McClure Captures First Ever Win at Snowshoe GNCC
Fowler, Wolf complete XC1 podium The 2015 AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC proved to be a race Jarrod McClure will never forget, as he scrapped his way to the first over…
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Wienen Wins Sunset Ridge MX
Brown, Hetrick fill out podium After retaking the points lead at the previous round, Chad Wienen cemented his status as the red plate holder on Saturday when…
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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.

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Can-Am Racers Earns Wins in GNCC, TORN, and LACC Series

Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned numerous wins and podiums this past weekend during national and regional races across North America. Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class with Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle at the John Penton Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Can-Am Maverick racers also scored wins in the Texas Off-Road Nationals, Louisiana Cross Country Series and a solid second-place finish at the SCORE International Baja 500.

“Our Can-Am Maverick 1000R and X ds Turbo racers took advantage of the unit’s unbeatable performance to earn wins in different series, including the Ohio GNCC, where we earned another XC1 Pro UTV class podium sweep. And the Murray Racing team earned a very solid second-place at the Baja 500,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am.

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Fowler Comes From Behind to Win John Penton GNCC
Fowler Comes From Behind to Win John Penton GNCC: Walker Fowler worked his way through the pack to earn his fourth win of the season at the Wiseco John Penton GNCC round eight of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis.
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2015 GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge Payouts Announced
$20,000 cash is on the line for class winners

Classes and payouts have been set for the 2015 GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge. An air horn will signal the start of the race, and hundreds of racers will sprint to their vehicles for the Le Mans style start. $20,000 cash is on the line for class winners of this four-hour UTV race and 10-hour ATV race.

Organizers are expecting to draw more than 100 teams and ironman class competitors to the event.

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Brown Earns Win at ATVMX Ironman National
Brown Earns Win at ATVMX Ironman National: Thomas Brown picked up his first Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship win of the season this past weekend at the Ironman National.
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Chaney Races Maverick To Win at Mountaineer Run GNCC

Kyle Chaney piloted his Can-Am Maverick 1000R to victory in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run GNCC this past weekend in West Virginia.

Can-Am Maverick 1000R racers swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, WV race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podiums.

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Wildcat 700 Sport Wins at WORCS Round 6

The Team Arctic/D&P Performance race team consisting of Karl Munford, Dean Bulloch and Stacey Pike put together a very successful weekend at WORCS Round 6 in Cedar City, Utah, with a win in the 700 Production class and two more podium spots in 900 Production.

Fresh off a 2nd place King of the Hammers podium in the Pro UTV Class, the D&P Performance team built three Wildcat Sport Limited’s in three days to compete in Round 6 of the WORCS series. The fruit of their labor was nothing but success as Karl Munford won the 700 Production Class while Stacey Pike and Dean Bulloch finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in 900 Production.

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McGill Takes the Checkers at Mountaineer Run GNCC
McGill Takes the Checkers at Mountaineer Run GNCC: Adam McGill picked up his third win of the season at the Rocky Mountain ATV MC Mountaineer Run GNCC round seven of the 2015 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis.
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Can-Am Mavericks Sweep 12 Hours of La Tuque Podium

Can-Am Maverick drivers finished 1-2-3 to sweep both the SxS Open class and the overall SxS podium at the 2015 12 Hours endurance of la Tuque held this past weekend in the La Tuque, Quebec, Canada.

“Our racers had another great racing weekend behind the wheel of the Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle, winning numerous races. We swept the Open class and overall podium and had four Maverick teams in the top five overall at the 12 Hours of la Tuque,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am.

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Hetrick Sweeps Again at High Point MX
Hetrick Sweeps Again at High Point MX: Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick made the hometown fans happy with a 1 1 moto sweep at the High Point Raceway ATV Stampede in Mt. Morris Pa.
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Polaris Scrambler Racers Finish 1-2 at Tomahawk GNCC

After a win in 4×4 Pro at GNCC Round 5, headed to Odessa, NY for GNCC Racing’s Round 6, The Tomahawk, and, once again, put the Scrambler 850 on the Pro 4×4 podium.

Teammates Michael Swift and Kevin Tratham started start mid-pack and passed the class leader with a lap-and-a-half to go. It was all Swift and Trantham to the line with Trantham finishing first, and also taking the overall, with Swift right behind him crossing the line a full minute and 20 seconds before the third place finisher. Trantham sits in second in class points with Swift in third for the season.

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Fowler Wins Inaugural Tomahawk GNCC
Fowler Wins Inaugural Tomahawk GNCC: Two weeks after a mechanical issue knocked him out of the muddy Limestone 100 GNCC Walker Fowler faced dry and dusty conditions on his way to victory this weekend at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC in Odessa NY.
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Hetrick Sweeps Motos to Best Wienen at Muddy Creek
Hetrick Sweeps Motos to Best Wienen at Muddy Creek: Joel Hetrick and Chad Wienen finished 1 2 in both motos as Hetrick earned his first overall win of the 2015 ATV Motocross National Championship season at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville Tenn.
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RZRs Win Baja Sur 500 and WORCS Round 5

This past weekend saw the Polaris Factory Racing Teams racing in Mexico at the Baja Sur 500 and at WORCS Round 5, in Hurricane, Utah.

SCORE International’s Inaugural Baja Sur 500 is the second race of the 2015 SCORE racing season and was a point-to-point race from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto. Out of the nine finishers, seven were RZRs, including the winner, Jagged X’s No. 1932 RZR XP 1000 with drivers Brandon Schueler and Scott Kiger, with navigators Chad Hemmer and Justin Kerr.

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Bithell Wins Muddy Limestone 100 GNCC
Bithell Wins Muddy Limestone 100 GNCC: Chris Bithell earned his first win since 2013 with an impressive performance on a very muddy course at the Limestone 1000 GNCC round five of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country.
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Wienen Uses 3-1 Moto Finishes to Win in Texas
Wienen Uses 3 1 Moto Finishes to Win in Texas: Chad Wienen earned his second straight overall victory on Saturday at the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship at Underground MX Park in Texas.
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Can-Am Race Report: Big Buck GNCC

Can-Am X-Team ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle racers swept both the 4×4 Pro and UTV XC1 Pro class podiums at the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race held in Union, SC. Can-Am also scored two podium finishes this past weekend in the Lucas Oil Regional Racing Series in Arizona.

“Defending national champions Bryan Buckhannon, on the Renegade, and Maverick 1000R racer Kyle Chaney, did not disappoint in South Carolina, earning significant victories in their chase to repeat,” says Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “Buckhannon regained the class points lead and Chaney is now second overall to Can-Am Maverick pilot Treavis Poynter in the UTV XC1 Pro class standings. In fact, Can-Am racers own the points lead in several classes with four rounds in the books, so we’re off to a good start in 2015.”

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Polaris Race Report: Big Buck GNCC

The Polaris Factory Racing Teams traveled to Union, SC this past weekend for The Big Buck GNCC where they competed in ATV, Side-by-Side, and Single-Seat Racing.

Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry came into Big Buck looking for redemption after a tough ride at the first round in Georgia. He was able to grab the hole shot off the line for his row to give him clear sailing into the woods. The Big Buck course is very tight and fast with very few passing lanes so Henry had to be very strategic throughout the race to gain ground. His RZR S 900 handled the rough track very well and, on adjusted time, took the win with teammate Sean Bogdan taking second in his RZR.

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Fowler Outduels McGill to Win Big Buck GNCC
Fowler Outduels McGill to Win Big Buck GNCC: The race for the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series XC1 championship tightened up this weekend as Walker Fowler picked up his second win of the season at the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC.
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Kawasaki #TeryxGirls Complete Rally Race in Africa

Kawasaki IMG Motorsports drivers Sara Price and Erica Sacks accepted one of the toughest challenges in all of motorsport when they entered the 2015 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Dubbed the #TeryxGirls, Price and Sachs signed up to navigate through Northern Africa in their Kawasaki Teryx while plotting their course on maps from the 1960’s.

The #TeryxGirls were one of 158 teams competing from 13 different countries and are the first U.S. based team to compete in the Quad/Moto/SSV class at the rally. After a roller coaster trip though the desert, the #TeryxGirls finished seventh in their class and collected the prize for highest finishing first time competitors in their class.

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Kevin Trantham Wins Steele Creek GNCC 4×4 Class

Round three of the GNCC racing series saw Team UXC Racing heading to Morganton, NC looking for another win.

Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift left the starting line of the 4×4 Pro Class near the rear of the pack. They piloted their Scrambler XP 850s towards the front where Trantham made a pass for the lead. Trantham held off the field and maneuvered through the lap traffic to take his second win of the season and the overall. Swift lost a belt near the finish of the race and pushed his vehicle through the finish line to finish sixth.

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McGill Wins Again at Steele Creek GNCC
McGill Wins Again at Steele Creek GNCC: Adam McGill extended his points lead in the XC1 Pro ATV class on Saturday after capturing his second consecutive win of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series at the FMF Steele Creek GNCC in Morganton NC.
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Wienen Wins ATVMX Georgia National
Wienen Wins ATVMX Georgia National: Three time defending champion Chad Wienen used 2 1 moto finishes to earn his first victory of the season at the ATV Motocross Georgia National.
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Sam Yokley Wins First GNCC Single-Seat Race

As part of Polaris’ new partnership of the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class, The Maxxis General GNCC was the first race of the season to offer the class.

Six Polaris ACE vehicles entered to vie to be the first Single Seat winner for the season. Sam Yokley, nephew to Polaris Factory Racer William Yokley, took the checkered flag of the three-lap race. Doug Fortner of Brocton, NY finished second and Josh Copeland, racing as part of Team UXC Racing, was third.

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McGill Wins Muddy Maxxis General GNCC
McGill Wins Muddy Maxxis General GNCC: Adam McGill charged through the mud and to the checkers to win the Maxxis General GNCC in Washington Ga. round two of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series.
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Natalie Wins Inaugural ATV Supercross at Daytona
Natalie Wins Inaugural ATV Supercross at Daytona: ATV racers took to the historic Daytona International Speedway infield Tuesday for the inaugural FLY Racing ATV Supercross. John Natalie led wire to wire for the win followed by Joel Hetrick and three time defending champion Chad Wienen.
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Polaris Racers Finish 1-2 in 4×4 Class at Wild Boar GNCC

Team UXC Racing got it season off to a fantastic start with a 1-2 finish in the 4×4 Open Pro class aboard their Polaris Scrambler XP 850 EPS ATVs at the Wild Boar GNCC in Palatka, Fla.

After starting mid-pack, Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift pulled the lead on the second lap with Swift in front and teammate Trantham in second. During lap three, Swift encountered a lapped rider which gave Trantham the opportunity to capture the lead. The duo crossed the finished line grabbing the top two podium positions in the Pro 4×4 class. Trantham and Swift also secured the top two overall podium positions for the morning ATV race.

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Rahders Wins at LORRS Round 2 and 3

With the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series holding both Rounds 2 and 3 on the same weekend, Cody Rahders took the opportunity to rebound from a DNF while leading at Round 1 to win both Round 2 and 3 of the Production 1000 class, in his 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS.

After spending Friday with Justin Lambert of Cognito Motorsports taking lap times and Brandon Hong from Sparks Racing dialing in his clutch, Rahders went on to place second in Saturday’s qualifier for Round 2 of the series. In the main event, he started in fourth position and by the exit of turn one, he was leading and never looked back for his first win of the 2015 season.

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Fowler Wins Season-Opening Wild Boar GNCC
Fowler Wins Season Opening Wild Boar GNCC: Yamaha's Walker Fowler kicked off the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series in style winning the Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC in Palatka Fla.
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Polaris Race Report: WORCS Round 2

WORCS Round 2 at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nev. saw Polaris RZRs sweep the SxS Pro Podium with David Haagsma taking the checkered flag in his Polaris RZR and Polaris Factory Racers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Beau Baron taking second and third.

Guthrie Jr., fresh off the win as a co-pilot at King of the Hammers (KOH), changed the tires on the KOH car and used it to race the WORCS SxS Unlimited Class. He took second in the class. He also took second with his WORCS RZR XP 1000 EPS in the Pro class.

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Wildcat Sport 700 Finishes Second at King of the Hammers

Team Arctic/D&P Performance race team consisting of Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford raced their stock 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport to a second-place finish in the Pro UTV class at the King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, Calif.

The race started with 34 UTVs, and after 120 miles of flying through the sand-washed desert, charging up rock-laden hills and crawling through boulder-strewn canyons, only two of the UTVs finished in the allotted time.

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Polaris RZR Official UTV of Best in the Desert

After striking a sponsorship agreement with the Best In The Desert (BITD)Racing Series, the Polaris RZR has been named the official UTV of the off-road racing series. As well, Polaris will be sponsoring four BITD races, including the season-opening THR Motorsports Parker 250 which takes place Feb. 6-8.

“Best in the Desert has been at the forefront of promoting desert side-by-side racing, and Polaris RZR is excited to support the series and its racers,” says Craig Scanlon, general manager of Polaris Side-by-Side Vehicles. “Our partnership with Best in the Desert will help us share the off-road racing experience with more people so we can continue to build interest in the sport.”

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Kylie Ahart Wins Yamaha All-American ATV Racer Contest

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announced Kylie Ahart of Marietta, Ohio, the Yamaha “All-American ATV Racer” at the recent Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) awards banquet.

Ahart was voted to the top position by her peers, friends and fans in an online contest hosted by Yamaha as a person and racer who embodies All-American ATV Racing values. She was awarded a complete racing package from Yamaha and GNCC during the banquet and will represent Yamaha in the 2015 GNCC season.

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The Evolution of UTVs in Rally Racing
From laughingstock to contender

When most people think of Stage Rally racing they are either remembering the old Group B days with insanely powerful Audis and Lancias or they are thinking of the bevy of blue Subarus with giant rear wings of more recent years. What they don’t think of is UTVs.

Just a few years ago UTVs were fighting for inclusion in many of the top desert and off-road racing series in the country. Now, however, they are often outpacing many of the traditional trucks, buggies and bikes they have been thrown up against while becoming a valued and welcomed addition to almost every type of racing you can think of.

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Can-Am Racers Win Six GNCC Titles

The No. 8 Can-Am Maverick 1000R piloted by Kyle Chaney finished eighth in the XC1 Modified class at the AMSOIL GNCC finale in Indiana to earn the first GNCC side-by-side championship for Can-Am.

Kyle Chaney won the 2014 XC1 Modified SxS championship, Marcus Pratt took home the XC2 Limited SxS title, both in Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicles, and Bryan Buckhannon captured the 4×4 Pro title on his Renegade 800R X xc at the pinked-out AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series finale in Crawfordsville, Ind. Can-Am Racers posted podium sweeps in both the premier 4×4 Pro and XC1 Modified SxS classes at the Ironman event, concluding the year in dominating fashion.

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Borich Earns Sixth Straight GNCC Championship
Champ edges Fowler in season finale to clinch title

Chris Borich and Walker Fowler headed into Saturday’s AMSOIL Ironman GNCC tied for the lead in the race for the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series championship. In an all-out drag race to the finish, Borich emerged victorious to secure his sixth straight series championship.

As the green flag dropped for the highly anticipated finale, Fowler (Fab AmPro Yamaha/Lonestar/Maxxis/MXP) wasted no time in making his way to the front, and despite a bad jump off the start, Borich (Team Maxxis) quickly jumped into second close behind. Fowler commanded the lead for a majority of the two-hour race, while Borich took a more veteran approach in applying pressure from behind. However, in true Borich fashion, the champ kicked it up a notch on the final lap and the duo swapped lead positions several times as they encountered everything from lapped traffic to deep mud and even the occasional tree.

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Terracross Brings Big Names and Big Action to UTV Racing
Series takes unique approach to UTV racing

What do you get when you combine a fleet of Polaris RZRs, a gnarly off-road course and a field of (mostly) celebrity drivers from both past and present? The answer can be summed up in one word – Terracross.

The Mystik Lubricants Terracross just wrapped up the 2014 season at Charlotte Motor speedway, closing out its biggest and best season yet and organizers are already at work making sure next year’s series is bigger and better.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, Terracross is a form of short course off-road racing where competitors race identical Polaris RZRs on a specially built course designed to test the limits of both man and machine. Although the tracks are not particularly long, they are littered with obstacles like moguls, tractor tires and, new for this year, an over under jump. As well, multiple line options are available throughout the course to create more opportunities to pass.

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Fowler Wins ITP Powerline Park GNCC
Win ties Fowler with Borich in GNCC points chase

To call Walker Fowler’s sixth victory of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series a big one is not doing it justice. After picking up the win at the ITP Powerline Park GNCC, Fowler is now tied with five-time GNCC champion Chris Borich in the chase for the XC1 championship with just one round remaining.

Although it was Brent Sturdivant who led the early portion of the race after capturing his first-ever $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award, Fowler and Borich found their way to the front by the end of the opening lap. The lead duo set a blistering pace early on, where they opened up a two-minute gap on third place by the second lap.

XC1 Pro class rookies Brycen Neal and Jay Shadron settled into the top five, engaging in a battle of their own early on. Neal put his Dave Bayless Motorsports/Dirtworks/DC Cycles machine into third on the second lap, while Waynesburg Yamaha/GBC’s Shadron chased close behind.

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Fowler Closes Points Gap With Win at Mountain Ridge GNCC
Fowler only five points behind Borich with two rounds to go

Walker Fowler (N-Fab AmPro Yamaha) picked up his fourth win of the season at the Car-Mate Mountain Ridge GNCC, the 11th round of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, bringing him within five points of Chris Borich’s National Championship lead with two rounds remaining.

As the green flag dropped for XC1 Pro ATV racing, it was Tires/’s Adam McGill who claimed the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award and led the pack into the opening lap of racing. The track conditions were very dusty so McGill’s holeshot allowed him to pull away from the group on the first lap, but Fowler was looming close behind. Fowler admittedly sat a ways back from McGill in the beginning to avoid the mass dust clouds that followed each racer.

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Fowler Bests Borich at Unadilla GNCC
Fourth win of 2014 for Yamaha pilot

Walker Fowler edged closer to the top of the XC1 Pro ATV standings this past weekend with a win at the Can-Am Unadilla GNCC in New Berlin, NY, round 10 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis.

Coming off a big win at the previous round at Snowshoe, Tires/’s Adam McGill kept his momentum rolling as he captured the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award and the early lead.

However, Fowler (N-Fab AmPro Yamaha ) quickly made his way into the lead on the opening lap where he controlled the pace for the rest of the two-hour competition. Borich put his Maxxis-backed machine into the second place position early on but the five-time champion admitted to experiencing arm pump fatigue at the beginning of the race. Borich finally loosened up and started to make a charge on Fowler’s lead just after the halfway mark, but Fowler held onto the lead through the checkers for the overall victory.

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Wienen Finishes ATVMX Season With Win at Loretta Lynn's
Seventh win of season for three-time series champ

Having already secured his third straight ATV Motocross National Championship two weeks earlier, Chad Wienen ended the 2014 season on a high note by securing his seventh win in the nine-round series at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. on Saturday, August 9th.

Rain was intermittent throughout the afternoon in Tennessee, but enough moisture fell to make for extremely challenging conditions on the Loretta Lynn’s layout.

The opening moto wasn’t without some drama on the opening lap as Wienen (Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha) put himself in control early, grabbing the SSi Decals Holeshot Award over Honda‘s John Natalie. Moments later Natalie made contact with Wienen while going for the lead, which forced his ATV to flip. Wienen emerged from the incident unscathed and just ahead of his teammate Thomas Brown. Once out front, the Yamaha duo never looked back and maintained about a two-second gap over the field, while mere bike lengths separated them from one another. Brown kept his boss and mentor honest, but was unable to make a move. The action behind them, however, was exciting.

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Wienen Wins Again at Spring Creek MX
Hetrick, Brown complete Pro ATV podium

Chad Wienen earned his fourth win of the season as the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship returned to Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minn.

Veteran Josh Upperman put his Baldwin Motorsports/PEP/Upperman Racing Honda up front early in the opening moto by grabbing the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. The Ohio native opened a small margin over BCS Performance Can-Am’s Josh Creamer and Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha’s Wienen, and was able to set the pace for the first couple laps. Wienen began his charge to the front early, passing Creamer for second and then applying pressure on Upperman for the lead. By the time the field came around to complete the second lap, Wienen was out front and proceeded to open a multi-second gap over the field.

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Adam McGill Earns First Win of 2014 at Snowshoe GNCC
Trio of Hondas find spot on XC1 podium

Adam McGill picked up his first win of the year at the picturesque and treacherous Snowshoe GNCC, round nine of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series in West Virginia.

One unique feature of the Snowshoe GNCC is the starting procedure. Based off the overall championship point standings, riders are placed in rows of five for a live engine “grand prix” style start, with 10 seconds between each row. Snowshoe GNCC winner, GT Thunder-backed Brian Wolf was a heavy favorite heading into this year’s race and the Ohio native proved exactly why as he jumped into the early lead on the adjusted time clock. However, it didn’t take long for N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Walker Fowler to regain the lead by lap two. Reigning champion and current XC1 points leader Chris Borich held the second place position behind Fowler and rookie Jay Shadron sat close behind in third.

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Wienen Picks Up Third ATVMX Win of Season at Briarcliff
Hetrick, Brown complete Pro ATV podium

After a two-round absence from the top step of the podium, Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha’s Chad Wienen returned to prominence on Saturday at the fifth stop of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship.

The defending two-time series champion and current AMA Pro ATV Class points leader completed his most dominant effort of the season thus far with a 1-1 outing that allowed him to become the inaugural winner at Nashport, Ohio’s Briarcliff MX and the Built Ford Tough Briarcliff ATV National.

With its great soil and competitive layout, many felt as though the new track at Briarcliff would cater to great racing. Despite Wienen’s prowess, the newest stop of the championship lived up to expectations as the action for positions second through fifth was arguably the most thrilling battle the series has seen all season.

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Fowler Grabs Second Straight Win at John Penton GNCC
McGill, McClure complete XC1 podium

Walker Fowler put together his best performance of the year with a dominating win at the 25th running of the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio, the eighth round of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series. Tires/’s Adam McGill got off to a great start after grabbing the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award, leading the field of XC1 Pro riders into the first lap. Fowler (N-Fab AmPro Yamaha) stole the lead away on the opening lap and the duo diced it out for the lead position early on.

McGill took over the lead on the second lap, where he opted to pit for fuel, while Fowler chose to fly past his pits and into the lead. The rest of the front-runners joined McGill in pitting on lap two, allowing Fowler to break away out front.

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Thomas Brown Edges Out Wienen to Win at Sunset Ridge MX
First win of 2014 for Yamaha rider

Chad Wienen’s bid for a fourth consecutive win at his hometown race at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Illinois, came up just a couple points short on Saturday as he watched his Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha teammate Thomas Brown capture his first win of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), season. The fourth round of the championship featured the most parity of the season thus far, with Brown becoming the fifth different rider to finish on the overall podium.

At the start of the first moto, it was Baldwin Motorsports/PEP/Upperman Racing Honda’s Josh Upperman who raced to the SSi Decals Holeshot. However, his lead was short lived as Honda’s John Natalie took over the top spot in the second corner. Shortly thereafter, JB Racing/Cheerwine Can-Am’s Jeffrey Rastrelli moved to the front of the field to lead the first lap with his JB Racing/DWT/Mtn. Dew Live Wire Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick in second, searching for back-to-back overall wins. Upperman settled into third with Natalie fourth and Wienen crossing the line in fifth, while Brown slotted into sixth.

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Fowler Earns Win at Mountaineer Run GNCC
Borich, McGill complete XC1 podium

N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Walker Fowler earned his second victory of the season at the third running of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC, which took place on Saturday in Masontown, WV. The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, reached its halfway mark this weekend with Round 7 of the 13-race championship series, and Fowler proved that there’s still plenty of racing left to go in 2014 as he closed the points gap on current leader and reigning XC1 Pro ATV Champion Chris Borich.

It was XC1 rookie Jay Shadron who captured his first career pro class holeshot to earn the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. From there, the Waynesburg Yamaha rider held an impressive lead over the seasoned veterans of the class, including five-time champ Borich, Brent Sturdivant, Fowler and BNR Motorsports/Loctite’s Kevin Yoho, who all ran inside the top five early on.

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Hetrick Edges Wienen for Victory at Maxxis ATV Stampede
Natalie joins pair on ATV motocross podium

The 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), returned to action after a six-week break at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa. for the Maxxis ATV Stampede – the third round of the series.

Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick (JB Racing/DWT/Mtn. Dew Live Wire Can-Am) relied on his win in the second moto to earn his first overall victory via tiebreaker over defending two-time series champion Chad Wienen.

High Point hosted a boisterous crowd on Saturday afternoon as the field entered the day looking to end Wienen’s hot streak, with the Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha rider capturing the win at the opening two rounds and establishing a six-point lead in the AMA Pro ATV Class championship standings.

As the gate dropped on Moto 1, Wienen raced to his first SSi Decals Holeshot of the season with Honda’s John Natalie, BCS Performance Can-Am’s Josh Creamer, Hetrick, and RootRiver Motorsports/Motowoz Suspension/ITP/JB Racing Honda’s Sean Taylor rounding out the top five. In the ensuing laps, Wienen and Natalie established a hotly contested battle for the lead while Creamer and Hetrick went wheel-to-wheel for third.

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Borich Charges to Victory at Loretta Lynn's GNCC
Fourth straight win for five-time series champ

After two grueling hours of battle in the hot and humid woods, Chris Borich captured his fourth consecutive win of the season at the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn’s GNCC in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

With 15 riders lined up in the XC1 Pro class, it was Tires/’s Adam McGill who shot out to the first turn, capturing the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. McGill led the opening lap, while heavy hitters such as Borich and Precision/Maxxis Tires Chris Bithell followed close behind.

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Borich Outduels Fowler and Bithell to Win Limestone 100 GNCC
Four wins in five races for five-time defending champ

Chris Borich just keeps finding ways to win. After two hours of hard racing with the top cross country riders in the sport, Borich emerged with the win at the Dunlop Limestone 100, Round 5 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series.

Precision/Maxxis Tires Chris Bithell got off to a fast start and grabbed the lead on the opening lap. Bithell was followed closely by N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Walker Fowler and Tires/’s Adam McGill early on.

While Borich didn’t get off to the best start, the five-time champion applied the pressure on Bithell, Fowler and McGill throughout the first half of the four-lap race. As the two lap-card fell, Borich made his charge towards the front where he first passed McGill for third. From there, it was an all-out battle between Bithell, Fowler, and Borich.

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Borich Fights Off Fowler to Win Big Buck GNCC
Last-lap crash doesn't keep Borich from top of podium

Chris Borich and Walker Fowler battled hard all day, but Borich emerged victorious at Saturday’s VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC in Union, SC, the fourth round of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series.

Borich kicked off the afternoon by grabbing the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award as he led the pack into the woods on the opening lap. Fowler then took over the lead for the next three laps but Borich kept himself within one second of Fowler’s rear wheel.

The duo remained wheel-to-wheel until the final lap when Borich made a mistake that sent him to the ground.

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Wienen Stays on Winning Track at Muddy Creek MX
Natalie and Upperman complete podium

Riding high after his opening round victory two weeks ago, Chad Wienen (Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha) used 2-1 moto finishes at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. to secure his second straight victory of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA.

Just like at the opening round, Wienen’s path to victory wasn’t easy as his fellow contenders stepped up in their efforts to unseat the champion. Muddy Creek Raceway presented some changes to its popular layout, which were well received by the riders and played a major role in the outcome of each moto. From new jumps to off-camber corners, track position was at a premium and starting up front paid big dividends.

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Borich Earns Record-Breaking 69th Win at FMF Steele Creek GNCC
McClure, McGill complete podium

Chris Borich, the five-time defending GNCC champion, secured a record-breaking 69th career win at Saturday’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC in Morganton, NC.

Borich’s victory didn’t come without a challenge, as DWT Racing’s Jarrod McClure put in a hard fight to finish only three seconds behind the reigning champ.

N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Walker Fowler grabbed the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award and challenged McClure for the lead early on. Fowler soon made a pass for the lead but he got stuck behind a lapped rider and lost several positions.

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Wienen Opens 2014 ATVMX Season With Win at Aonia Pass
Natalie and Joel Hetrick round out podium

After months of anticipation, the opening round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), season took place at Aonia Pass Motocross Park in Washington, Ga., on Saturday. After a pair of AMA Pro ATV motos, reigning back-to-back champion Chad Wienen rode his Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha to the overall victory after 1-2 moto results.

At the start of the opening moto, Honda’s John Natalie grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot but was quickly overtaken by Joel Hetrick. The JB Racing/DWT/Mtn. Dew Live Wire Can-Am rider ran out front for a majority of the moto before being overtaken by Wienen on Lap 9. The reigning champ held on to the Moto 1 victory, followed by Hetrick and BCS Performance Can-Am rider Josh Creamer.

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Fowler Races to Checkers at Maxxis General GNCC
McGill, Borich complete XC1 podium

Walker Fowler (N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha) picked up his first win of 2014 at the Maxxis General GNCC in Washington, Ga., Round 2 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series.

The dry track conditions at Round 2 was a welcome change from last weekend’s muddy season opener in Florida. Tires/’s Adam McGill put himself in a favorable position early on after grabbing the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot and tucked in behind Fowler on the opening lap.

Borich had trouble firing up his machine but even a last place start couldn’t stop the five-time champion from making his way to the front of the pack. Borich caught and passed McGill for the second place position after the halfway point, but the champ soon got caught up in a creek section that eventually cost him some time.

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Borich Opens 2014 Season With Victory at Mud Mucker GNCC
Five-time champ fights off a game challenge from Bithell

The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by AMA, kicked off its 13-round series with the inaugural running of the Moose Racing Mud Mucker GNCC. The event held true to its name as Saturday’s ATV competition saw some of the wettest terrain of the entire circuit, but that didn’t stop five-time GNCC National Champion Chris Borich from taking the first win of 2014 in Bunnell, Fla.

Borich got off to an early start aboard his Maxxis-backed machine after grabbing the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot ahead of nearly twenty other XC1 Pro competitors. Precision/Maxxis Tires/Suzuki’s Chris Bithell, who took over the lead on the opening lap, quickly challenged Borich. GT Thunder-backed Brian Wolf inserted himself into the lead battle early on, breaking up the Suzuki duo of Bithell and Borich. However, Wolf ran into mechanical issues that caused him to fall outside the top ten by the second lap.

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Tips for the Aspiring ATV Racer From an Aspiring Racer
How to prepare your ATV for a season of racing

The GNCC series is upon us. Getting ready to commit to a season of bar banging fun is easy, but being ready is a bigger concern. The days of get on and run what you brought to the track are very much over in most classes and one young very talented rider from Dawsonville, Ga. we worked with last year found this out painfully quick.

Anna Byrd grew up circling the concrete oval in her quarter midget for a few years before stepping into the dirt kart arena. Anna also took a seat in a high-horsepower, late-model dirt race car for a few days of training with goals of someday becoming like her NASCAR heroes. Anna made her name and presence known often to the other drivers on the track and was affectionately named “Little Earnhardt” at some point during her quarter midget racing days. It wasn’t until she stepped into ATV racing that she realized that a pretty good challenge lay ahead. A 2007 Honda TRX450R was her rocket ship and Anna had her dreams set on the podium.

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Yamaha Announces 2014 ATV Race Team

In conjunction with its annual Feed the Children food drop, Yamaha announced its 2014 ATV race team.

As part of the seven-hour celebration at Yamaha’s Southern California headquarters, employees enjoyed meeting past and present Yamaha racers including two-time AMA ATV National Champion Chad Wienen. Wienen was one of a number of 2013 Yamaha champions on hand including motorcycle racing champions Josh Herrin, Cameron Beaubier, Jessica Patterson and Tomas Puerta. Past Yamaha champions and racing legends Gary Jones and Kenny Roberts were honored for all of their success and contributions to the motorsports industry and specifically to Yamaha.

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