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.
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.
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.
BRP has announced its team of ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle racers for the 2015 season.
“We had the most successful Can-Am off-road racing season ever in 2014, which was highlighted by championships in SCORE International (Class 19), the GNCC SxS XC1 and SxS XC2 class titles and all four 4×4 classes. We captured numerous championships in several different racing disciplines, from motocross to hare scrambles to endurance events and want to continue this level excellence with our 2015 team,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The Can-Am team is full of dedicated and highly skilled off-road racers who strive to be the best in their respective series and sport.”
Polaris has partnered with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly added Single Seat Class.
“GNCC is excited to introduce the Single Seat Class into our racing format,” says GNCC Director Tim Cotter. “When Polaris commits to something, they commit 100 percent and we have no doubt that the ACE is destined to be a main stay in off-road.”
Yamaha has announced its 2015 ATV race teams, which includes one six-time champ who just made the switch.
Leading the MX teams for Yamaha in 2015 is three-time AMA Pro ATV champ Chad Wienen on his Wienen Motorsports/SSI YFZ450R. He is looking forward to starting his title defense at the inaugural Daytona SX event. Maxxis/Moto-XPerts Thomas Brown, who took third in AMA Pro ATV competition in 2014, returns to Yamaha again this season and also has his sights set on a 2015 championship.
GBC Motorsports will be offering its GBC Bucks contingency program for the 2015 GNCC Racing Series. The GBC Bucks Awards Program rewards ATV & UTV racers that achieve success while using GBC tires. This season there will be $16,500 in GBC Bucks up for grabs at each round, totaling more than $160,000 on the entire season.
Through the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Partner Affiliate Program, the GNCC Racing Series and its competitors were able to raise $5,000 for the all-new GNCC Rider Foundation during the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country.
Racer Productions receives a monetary portion of each AMA membership that is acquired at a GNCC event or through its GNCC-specific registration page and all proceeds go toward the new GNCC Rider Foundation.
(Photo by Ken Hill)
Racer Productions has released the schedule for the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. The 13-round GNCC series takes place in nine different states through the eastern half of the U.S., making stops at many of the series’ traditional favorites, while adding an all-new venue and making a return to another.
The 2015 GNCC schedule kicks off March 7-8 with a familiar location in Palatka, Fla., situated just one hour from the heart of Daytona’s “Bike Week” festivities. The all-new Wild Boar GNCC will incorporate the same grueling obstacles that Florida’s season opener has grown accustomed to, while adding a new batch of terrain that GNCC has yet to experience.
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.
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.