Cross country racers headed to the mountains of Kentucky for the second round of the 2013 KCCR Series and Kevin Cunningham came out a winner.
Hardwicks Creek KCCR took place on a pristine 7,000 acre plot of land that is nestled in the heart of mountain country about an hour east side of Lexington, Ky. The track was 8.5 miles long and consisted of many high speed field sections, tight technical woods, a few moderate hill climbs, and several creek crossings.
After finishing second at the AMA MAXC Opening Round co-sectioned by KCCR in Canaan, Ind, Cunningham made the most of his trip south to Hardwicks Creek. He was able to grab the holeshot in the Pro AA Class to take the early lead. Despite getting hung up and losing the lead briefly, Cunningham was able to put down an impressive charge to regain the lead to earn the win in the Pro AA Class by ten minutes ahead of second place.
Taking a break from the Grand National Cross Country Series, Walker Fowler picked up a win in the season opener of the 2013 AMA MAXC Racing Series in Canaan, Ind. at Monster Mountain XC.
Fourteen Pro AA ATV racers lined up to do battle at Monster Mountain. Among the lineup were many of the top ATV racers in the country, including Fowler, 2012 MAXC reigning Pro AA ATV Champion Ryan Lane, Kevin Cunningham, Taylor Kiser, Johnny Gallagher, Mike Pflum and Jay Humphrey.
Despite the lead changing hands many times throughout the seven-lap race, it was Am-Pro Yamaha’s #2 Fowler who crossed the finish in first aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R ATV. Fowler had a mid-pack start and made his way up from fifth place to first to earn the win.
“The track as awesome the parking lot was the muddiest spot except the creek bed we ran, it was pretty bad,” says Fowler. “You just had to play it smart but we had to submarine it a little bit and I think the motor is pretty much toast, but I had a blast doing it!”