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2012 GNCC ATV Racing Series
Round #2 - The General
Washinton, GA
March 17, 2012

Can-Am GNCC Racing - Grand National Cross Country Racing Series

Chris Borich Wins Two in a Row at Maxxis General GNCC
Yamaha's Taylor Kiser & Walker Fowler Podium

Maxxis General GNCC
Round 2 - ATV Racing Links
Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR450 ATV
Fox's #1 Chris Borich Wins Maxxis General GNCC Pro ATV XC1
Washington, GA - With only five days to regroup after the opening round of racing, the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series returned to action for round two at The Maxxis General GNCC in Washington, Ga. It was an all-out battle for the podium positions, as the top seven ATV racers ran nose-to-tail for six laps of the grueling two-hour race.

Three time and defending ATV champion, Chris Borich, used his veteran knowledge to once again outmatch his opponents and secure the win at Aonia Pass MX Park. It wasn't until XC1 rookie Walker Fowler ran into late-race mechanical issues that Borich was able to breathe easily, though.

"At the beginning of the race we were just having fun, I mean Wolf lead there for a little bit," Borich said. "I passed him and he would pass me back and we joked around quite a bit. It was a fun time out there, I got to ride with pretty much all the top guys and it was just a fun time."

Walker Fowler - Yamaha YFZ450X ATV
Yamaha's #5 Walker Fowler grabbed the Pro XC1 ATV Holeshot by edging out LSR's #2 Adam McGill & #1 Chris Borich

Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR450 ATV
There was a tight battle for the lead early on in the race with Chris Borich, Brian Wolf, Chris Bithell, Walker Fowler, Taylor Kiser & Adam McGill all taking over the lead at one point
Ballance Racing Yamaha's Walker Fowler took the $250 Holeshot Award, leading the way early in the race. For the first three laps, it was a seven-rider freight train, showing leaders from almost every brand of machine. Early on, it was the Baldwin Motorsports/FRE/JG Offroad Honda of Brian Wolf, battling Maxxis/Yoshimura's Chris Borich (SUZ), with GBC/Cernic's Yamaha-backed Johnny Gallagher and Precision/Moto X Perts/ITP/Lonestar/RG Motorsports' Adam McGill (HON) in close tow, until McGill lost his front brakes and a front wheel bearing causing him to be sidelined the rest of the day.

And then there was Ballance Racing Yamaha's Taylor Kiser, who put in a gutsy second place performance, while still on the mend from the shoulder injury that kept him from being a contender at round one.

The last lap of racing was arguably the most exciting yet, as Fowler and Borich dueled into the final turns, resulting with Fowler collapsing just after the finish.

Walker Fowler - Yamaha YFZ450X ATV
Walker Fowler - Yamaha YFZ450X ATV
Just a few hundred yards from the finish line, #5 Walker Fowler's ATV stopped, so he along with his team & fans pushed his YFZ to the finish line & only the #3 Taylor Kiser was able to make the pass before the finish line with Fowler still claiming the final spot on the Podium even though it took 3 minutes to push it across the finish line

"I actually passed Borich where nobody could see, there was a little patch of woods right before we came out by the finish line. I got cross-rutted and about flipped and he passed me back, I popped over a small hill, the quad shut off and when I landed it wouldn't start again. I finally figured out it wasn't going to start and that's when we starting pushing toward the finish line."

Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR450 ATV

XC1 Pro ATV Podium (left to right)
Taylor Kiser (2nd), Chris Borich (1st)

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