Can-Am Wraps up Two GNCC Titles Staff
by Staff
Beasley and Buckhannon continue unbeaten streak

After sweeping the morning 4×4 classes at the Mountain Ridge GNCC on July 5 in Somerset, Pa., Can-Am Outlander ATVs wrapped up two GNCC championships and have another within grasp.

Team Warnert Racing/Can-Am’s Clifton Beasley won his ninth race in a row on his Outlander 500 ATV and remained unbeaten in the class to secure the 4×4 Lites championship.

“Today was a big day,” says Beasley. “I may have the championship wrapped up, but I’d still like to go out there and win all the races.”

In the same race session, Can-Am X-Team racer Bryan Buckhannon also continued his perfect record by winning the 4×4 Open class on his Outlander 800 and also wrapped up a class championship. Buckhannon finished in front of Team Warnert/Can-Am Outlander 800 racer Scott Kilby.

can am wraps up two gncc titles, Bryan Buckhannon helped Can Am clinch the 4x4 Open class championship on his Outlander 800
Bryan Buckhannon helped Can-Am clinch the 4x4 Open class championship on his Outlander 800.

“I can’t tell you how exciting it is to wrap up a championship with four rounds to go and also before the break,” says Buckhannon. “I will return ready to keep my streak of wins going.”

In the 4×4 Limited class, Michael Swift of Team Warnert Racing/Can­Am won the class by more than six minutes and needs one more win to wrap up the 4×4 Limited class championship.

“Our congratulations go out to Cliff, Bryan and their entire teams” says Del Bohlman, product, media relation and racing manager for Can-Am. “When we plan out our season, our goal is the same for every class we enter: championships. Cliff and Bryan have amazed us with their consistent winning and their reward is a championship with four rounds to go.”

Clifton Beasley has finished on top of the 4x4 Lites class in all nine races in 2008.

During the XC 1 Pro-class race, two DS 450 riders finished in the top 10 of the premier class on a course that saw many failures due to the rocky terrain. Team Warnert Racing/Can-Am teammates Chris Jenks and Chris Bithell both raced to top-10 finishes aboard their race-prepped ATVs.

Round ten will take the racers to the Snowshoe GNCC near Snowshoe, WV on Sept. 13.