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2012 GNCC ATV Racing Series
Round #10 - Unadilla GNCC
New Berlin, New York
September 15, 2012

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

Chris Borich Wins Unadilla & 4th GNCC Pro ATV Championship
Yamaha's Walker Fowler & Jarrod McClure Podium

Unadilla GNCC
Round 10 - ATV Racing Links
New Berlin, NY (9/15/2012) - The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series resumed from summer break Saturday with Round 10 of the 13-race tour, taking place at Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y. In a hard-fought battle to the end, Maxxis/Yoshimura's Chris Borich secured his ninth win of the season and went on to clinch his fourth consecutive XC1 Pro Class championship. Tireballs-backed rider Pat McGuire extended his points lead in the XC2 division after taking a big win over DeRisi Racing's Braden Henthorn.
Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR450 ATV
Yoshimura's #1 Chris Borich secured the 2012 GNCC Pro ATV XC1 Championship at Unadilla with his 9th win of the sesaon

The Can-Am Unadilla GNCC is one of the most noted stops on the GNCC tour as it incorporates the historic "U1" and "U2" motocross tracks into the loamy dark soils of the New York woods. The race action lived up to the hype as the top XC1 contenders went neck-and-neck for one of the most pivotal races of the year. JG Offroad/FRE/American Honda's Brian Wolf kicked off the afternoon by taking the $250 Holeshot Award and led the pack in the early stages. Right behind Wolf was Precision Motorsports/Lonestar Racing/Moto X Perts' Adam McGill and soon Bowers/Coastal National Guard/Yokley Racing's Jarrod McClure set in behind the leaders. The trio pushed their way out front on the opening lap, where McGill eventually got around Wolf for the lead. However, it didn't take long for Borich to catch up and begin applying pressure for the lead position.

Brian Wolf - Honda 450R ATV
JG Offroad's #341 Brian Wolf grabbed the Pro ATV Holeshot & he went on to round out the Top 5 in the Pro class

Meanwhile, Ballance Racing Yamaha's Taylor Kiser had his sights set on stopping Borich's championship run, as he needed to finish in front of Borich in order to hinder Borich's chances at a fourth title. However, Kiser didn't get the start he had hoped for and soon found that it wasn't easy to make passes amidst lapped-traffic and other obstacles on the course.

Kiser's Ballance Racing teammate Walker Fowler found himself in a similar position off the start, but the young gun picked his way through the pack and soon entered the lead battle with McGill, Borich and McClure. Just before the two-lap board came out, McGill found himself stranded in the woods while leading a four-way battle for first. Fowler continued to mix it up with Borich and McClure on the final two laps, while McGill was forced catch a tow back to the pits.

Walker Fowler -  Yamaha YFZ450R
Yamaha's #5 Walker Fowler moved into the 2nd spot in points by claiming a 2nd place finish at Unadilla

"I got a terrible start but you can't start a day like that and expect to be fresh, so I was a little winded," Fowler said. "I caught Chris [Borich] with the 2 lap board and we started going back and forth, even side by side a few times. I made one mistake and he got away. I made mistakes and he didn't, so he earned it [the win]."

Chris Borich - Suzuki LTR450 ATV
Maxxis' #1 Chris Borich took the checkered flag for his 9th win of the GNCC season

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