Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc ATV racer Bryan Buckhannon won the 4×4 Pro class and earned the top spot on the morning overall podium at round nine of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country racing series. Can-Am amateur 4×4 racers also won three classes, as the 13-round national endurance series made its annual stop at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, WV.
“I think it’s fair to say that Bryan Buckhannon has found his groove with the Can-Am Renegade 800R, earning back-to-back wins and three victories in the last four rounds. His outstanding performance at a challenging Snowshoe GNCC, which pushed him into the 4×4 Pro class points lead, gives him momentum heading into the two-month break,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Can-Am 4×4 amateur class racers continue to outdistance their competition, as Tanner Bowles, Nick Eichelberger and Terry Whitesides all own the class points lead at the break.”
After the dust and mud settled at the final round of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, Can-Am racers walked away with five class championships.
Team UXC Racing / Can-Am racer Cliff Beasley rode his Can-Am Renegade to a second-place finish in the U2 class and repeated as the class champion. Bryan Buckhannon successfully repeated as the 4×4 Open class champion with his fourth-place run aboard his Can-Am Outlander 800R. Kevin Trantham won the 4×4 Lites class on his Outlander 500, finished third overall on the morning podium and notched his third GNCC championship. Despite suffering his first DNF of the year at the season fiinale, 4×4 Senior (40+) racer Forrest Whorton successfully defended his title on his Can-Am ATV. The final Can-Am champion was Tanner Bowles, who wrapped up the 4×4 Novice class at an earlier round.
“Loretta Lynn’s proved to be a challenging finale for a lot of racers, but we had two Can-Am-mounted riders on the morning overall podium and won a total of five classes in Tennessee. And more importantly, we earned a total of five class championships so, overall, our 2012 campaign is something we can be proud of,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “I was pleased to see Robert Smith and Kevin Trantham on the morning podium and happy to see Cliff Beasley finish strong in his final GNCC race.”