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Can-Am Maverick 1000R Racers Earn GNCC, TORN Wins

| 13 October 2014 4:25 pm

AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 12: ITP Powerline Park
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH, NEW BERLIN, NY

TORN Texas Off-Road Nationals
Round 7: Caddo Creek
CASH, TX

Courtesy of BRP/Can-Am
OCT. 4-5, 2014

Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers earned five class wins and 15 total class podiums at the ITP Powerline Park Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Kyle Chaney topped the UTV overall podium in his Maverick 1000R, while Can-Am Renegade 4×4 Pro-class racers Bryan Buckhannon and Kevin Trantham both finished on the 10 a.m. session overall podium. Meanwhile, Texas Off-Road Nationals and Can-Am racer Hunter Miller won both the ATV Pro and UTV Expert classes at round seven in Texas.

Cory Bartlett (812) earned the 4x4 A/B-class win aboard his Can-Am Renegade at the ITP Powerline Park GNCC.

Cory Bartlett (812) earned the 4×4 A/B-class win aboard his Can-Am Renegade at the ITP Powerline Park GNCC.

“It was a dominating weekend for Team Can-Am and our racers at both the Powerline GNCC in Ohio and the TORN race in Texas,” said Can-Am racing project leader Jeff Leclerc. “Class wins are always important in terms of winning championships, but any time one of your racers makes the overall podium, like Kyle Chaney, Bryan Buckhannon and Kevin Trantham, it’s even better. Hunter Miller won two classes in Texas to take the points lead in the ATV Pro class and move to within eight points of the UTV Expert class leader.”

Powerline Park GNCC
A chilly Powerline Park hosted round 12 of the AMSOIL GNCC ATV Series and also round five of its six-leg UTV Championship series. Can-Am/ Chaney Racing/ Turnkey UTV racer and current UTV XC1 Modified points leader Kyle Chaney came from fifth place after lap one to take the class win and the top stair of the UTV overall podium. It was the third straight victory for Chaney, who now owns a 28-point lead heading into the final round.

Winner of the last two AMSOIL GNCC UTV Championship Series rounds, Chaney Racing/ Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney (and co-pilot Chris Bithell) continued the winning streak by taking the XC1 Modified-class victory at Powerline Park in Ohio.

Winner of the last two AMSOIL GNCC UTV Championship Series rounds, Chaney Racing/ Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney (and co-pilot Chris Bithell) continued the winning streak by taking the XC1 Modified-class victory at Powerline Park in Ohio.

Team Jack’s Excavating/ Can-Am and Team JB Off-Road/ Hendershot/ Can-Am took fourth and fifth, respectively, at Powerline Park.

“I am beyond excited to make it three in a row and build a nice points cushion,” said Chaney. “It has been a great season so far, but I couldn’t have gotten up here without my mechanics, Dad, and co-pilot [Chris Bithell]. The Maverick was working great and handled well. We had a lot of work to do to claim the lead, and we still have a lot to do at the Ironman finale.”

Team Jack’s Excavating II/ Can-Am took second in the XC2 Limited (UTV) class in a Maverick 1000R at Powerline Park to give it an eight-point lead heading into the series finale on October 25 and 26 at the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

The number-311 Can-Am/ Jack’s team took third in the XC2 ranks.

The number-311 Jack’s Excavating Can-Am, piloted by Joe Krcelich, ended up third in the XC2 Limited class at round five of the GNCC UTV Championship series. Teammate Marcus Pratt was second in the class to extend his XC2-class points lead.

The number-311 Jack’s Excavating Can-Am, piloted by Joe Krcelich, ended up third in the XC2 Limited class at round five of the GNCC UTV Championship series. Teammate Marcus Pratt was second in the class to extend his XC2-class points lead.

Can-Am 4×4 ATV racers won four classes and took 11 of the 12 total podiums in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Two of those racers – ATV Parts Plus Can-Am rider Bryan Buckhannon and Can-Am X-Team’s Kevin Trantham – went one and two in the 4×4 Pro class and also stood on the 10 a.m. overall podium in second and third place, respectively. Both compete in the series on a Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc and are currently first and second in the class points standings.

Jordan Phillips, who took the class holeshot and led two laps, ended up third to complete the Can-Am 4×4 Pro-class sweep in Ohio. BNR/ Can-Am pilot Rob Smith took fourth and maintained his third-place position in the class points standings.

“Midway through the race, I battled back and forth with Jordan [Phillips] and ended up making the pass stick and keeping the lead for the final lap,” said Buckhannon. “My Can-Am worked well. I am happy to be leaving with valuable points for the 4×4 Pro championship.”

The GNCC 4x4 Pro-class podium was comprised of Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racers (from left to right) Kevin Trantham, Bryan Buckhannon and Jordan Phillips. Each rider led the race at one point, but Buckhannon, who finished second overall in the 10 a.m. session, came out on top to expand his points lead heading into the season finale.

The GNCC 4×4 Pro-class podium was comprised of Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racers (from left to right) Kevin Trantham, Bryan Buckhannon and Jordan Phillips. Each rider led the race at one point, but Buckhannon, who finished second overall in the 10 a.m. session, came out on top to expand his points lead heading into the season finale.

Can-Am racers won all three 4×4 ATV Amateur classes, swept both the 4×4 A/B and Senior (Over 40) class podiums, and had four additional ATV podium finishers at round 11 of the GNCC Series as well. Cory Bartlett won his third consecutive 4×4 A/B-class event. Nick Eichelberger notched his eighth win of the year (and his sixth in a row) aboard his Can-Am Renegade to capture the 4×4 C title. Forrest Whorton won the Senior (Over 40) class and was joined on the podium by Chris Bragg and Glenn McConnell.

With a victory at round 12, Forrest Whorton (708) has now won three straight 4x4 Senior (Over 40) class events aboard his Can-Am Renegade 4x4.

With a victory at round 12, Forrest Whorton (708) has now won three straight 4×4 Senior (Over 40) class events aboard his Can-Am Renegade 4×4.

Also earning class podiums were Can-Am racer Rich Little II, who placed second in the 4×4 C class; Larry Lipley, who finished third in the 4×4 C class; Joe Sichelstiel, who was second in the Over 19 C class; and Brian Foltz, who was third in the Senior (Over 38) A/B class.

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TORN, Round 7
Coming into round seven of the TORN Series, Can-Am X-Team teammates and brothers Cody and Hunter Miller were in tight points races in both the UTV Expert and ATV Pro classes. However, round seven belonged to Hunter, as the elder Miller brother earned victories in both classes. It was his second UTV Expert-class win of 2014. His third straight ATV Pro-class win (and his fifth of the year) put him in the points lead with two races remaining. Cody trails by only eight points.

“TORN went well for me this weekend – the track was very open and fast,” said Hunter. “Only six points [counting drops] separate the UTV-class leader, Cody and myself in the overall standings with two rounds remaining. We will be fighting hard for this championship!”

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For more information on 2014 Can-Am racing, the contingency program and all amateur racer support programs, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

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