GNCC starts take off in waves, separated by enough time for the wave ahead to
get clear. The starts are dead engine. The starter waves a flag and everybody starts
the engine and takes off.
Competition is tough deep in the pack. Caleb Bailey is racing his Yamaha hard
here. He eventually finished eighth out of 20 riders in the Junior B ( 22+) class.
WHAT ABOUT 4X4 QUADS
The GNCC Series also runs a
successful and prestigious ATV 4X4
Pro class. Teammates Michael Swift
and Kevin Trantham on Scrambler
XP 1000 EPS machines started mid-pack and quickly worked their way
to the front. The rest of the class was
solid Can-Ams. Kevin Cunningham
tallied a third place on his Can-Am
Renegade. Swift and Trantham would
also line up their RZR S 1000 for
the UTV XC1 Pro class. Swift would
take fourth, while Trantham was 12th
after getting stuck in one of Florida’s
famous mud holes.
In the west, UTV racing has a decided bias in favor of the popular Polaris
machines, but things are more even
on the East Coast, with Cody Miller
winning the UTV overall and XC1
Pro UTV class in his Miller Brothers/
Houser Racing/Can-Am Maverick
1000R. Fellow Can-Am racer Dave
Plavi (Offroad Motorsports/Wicked
Bilt/Can-Am) won the XC2 Pro Sport
class, but was second UTV overall!
Polaris and even the new Yamaha
won UTV classes.
THE WOODS ARE ALIVE
As you might expect from an organization primarily involved with
woods racing for motorcycles and
ATVs, the courses are tough for UTVs.
Of the 87 entrants, only 17 finished on