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GNCC ATV Racing Series - Cross Country

Borich Looks to Extend Points Lead at Big Buck GNCC Round 4
GNCC XC1 Pro ATV Class Heats up in South Carolina This Weekend

Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR 450 ATV
GNCC XC1 Pro ATV defending Champion Chris Borich aboard his Maxxis / Yoshimura Suzuki LTR450 ATV
Morgantown, WV (4/11/2012) - Winning races hasn't come easy this season for defending ATV champion Chris Borich, and after round three's exciting finale in North Carolina, Taylor Kiser and the rest of the field have shown Borich that winning a fourth championship may be an even bigger feat. Round four of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series heads to Union, South Carolina for round four of the 13-race tour, the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC, and the ATV racing competition is more intense than ever before.

Maxxis/Yoshimura's Borich tops the leader board with a pair of wins after three rounds of racing, but Ballance Racing Yamaha's Taylor Kiser secured his first win of the season and heads into this weekend's race with mounds of confidence behind him. Kiser made a bold statement with his bar-banging attempt to uphold the lead in North Carolina and with a little help from a last minute mistake by Borich, Kiser was able to best his biggest challenger in the final minutes of the two-hour race.

Borich has a tendency to position himself at the tail end of the lead battle at first, but as soon as the white flag flies, the Maxxis/Yoshimura rider almost always charges himself into the lead position in time to secure the win. But perhaps his competitors have finally figured him out, as the racing continues to become closer and more intense each weekend.

Adam McGill - Honda 450R ATV
Precision's Adam McGill is tired for third place in the GNCC XC1 Pro ATV Class

Ballance Racing Yamaha's Walker Fowler has put in consistent rides so far but the rookie is quickly learning how hard it is to piece together two-hours of high intensity racing in his debut year of XC1 competition. But it's Precision/Moto X Perts/ITP/Lonestar/RG Motorsports' Adam McGill who sits tied with Fowler for third place in the championship point standings despite a fourteenth place finish at round two due to mechanical issues. Although McGill has yet to land a race-win, the West Virginia native is always a solid candidate for a podium finish and is expected to land on top of the box soon.

The XC2 Pro Am division boasts a full slate of competition already with three different winners in the first three rounds. Tireballs-backed Patrick McGuire, Waynesburg Yamaha's Gabe Phillips and Pro Am rookie Braden Henthorn share the honors but DeRisi Racing's Eric Hoyland proves to be most consistent as he holds the second place position in points. Phillips is fighting an early points deficit after a mechanical issue in Florida, but the Pro Am veteran looks to bounce back in the coming rounds of racing.

Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On Saturday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., amateur racers and the top utility and Women riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m., with UTV competition following at 4:30 p.m.

To get to Big Buck, take I-26 to Exit 44, then to Highway 49 North 7 Miles and look for the signs. For more information, check out the official series website at

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Each event is nationally televised on the Versus Network, and consists of two race days: ATVs and side-by-side machines on Saturday, and motorcycles on Sunday. The grueling three-hour races draw as many as 1,800 riders, making it the largest off-road racing series in the world. For more information, please visit

Can-Am GNCC Racing Series

122 Vista Del Rio Drive
Morgantown, WV 26508

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