Millfield, Ohio, June 1, 2013
CAN-AM MAVERICK PILOT WINS GNCC XC1 MODIFIED UTV CLASS – The Wiseco John Penton Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) event featured side-by-side vehicle racing on Saturday, June 1 in Millfield, Ohio. Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R X® rs pilot Kyle Chaney won the UTV XC1 Modified class in the third round of the six-race SxS series. Can-Am X-Team racer Michael Swift finished third on the UTV XC2 Limited class podium with his Team UXC Racing-backed Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs.
ABOVE : Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilot Kyle Chaney (JB Off-Road / Can-Am) and co-pilot Denny Napier won the UTV XC1 Modified class at the third round of the GNCC SxS in Ohio.
“I was very pleased with our Can-Am racers’ results at The John Penton GNCC round in Ohio. We had the most successful weekend of racing ever from our side-by-side racers. Kyle Chaney drove an outstanding race to earn the first GNCC UTV XC1 Modified class overall victory with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs. We had six Can-Am side-by-side vehicles finish inside the top 10 of the XC1 class and earned at least one podium in every GNCC SxS class,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am.
Starting from the third row, Kyle Chaney and co-pilot Denny Napier pulled their row’s holeshot and were quickly on the heels of the second-row racers. From there, the JB Off-Road / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilot set his sights on the leaders. He quickly moved into sixth after lap one on adjusted time. With two laps remaining, Chaney caught up with the race leaders and kept his Can-Am in contention for the race overall. He became the overall XC1 class race leader on the final lap, based on adjusted time. Chaney went on to win his first GNCC UTV XC1 Modified class victory with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side. He is tied for second in the UTV XC1 Modified class with three UTV rounds remaining.
ABOVE RIGHT: Chaney grabbed the row-three holeshot and didn’t look back until he put his JB Off-Road-prepped Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs in the winner’s circle at round three of the GNCC SxS series.
Can-Am drivers earned six of the top 10 UTV XC1 Modified class finishes. JB Off-Road’s Tim Farr and co-pilot Julie Farr earned sixth place in Ohio. Team Zakowski Motorsports’ Zac Zakowski edged Louis Powersports / Can-Am X-Team racer
Cody Miller for seventh. Larry Hendershot (Team HP/ NC 44) was ninth ahead of Team NC Powersports’ Stuart Weeks.“The Maverick 1000R worked awesome. I knew the speed and ability was there, we just needed some luck and we got it. I know that this will be the first of more wins,” said Chaney. “My setup is dialed in, so I am not changing anything heading into the Masontown GNCC.”
In the UTV XC2 Limited class, Michael Swift (Team UXC Racing / Can-Am) drove his Can-Am Maverick to a podium finish. The third-place finish was his best of the UTV season.
LEFT: Michael Swift piloted the Team UXC Racing / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs to third in the UTV XC2 Limited class at The John Penton GNCC.
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