Team UXC Race Report from the Wild Boar GNCC

| 10 March 2015 5:31 pm

AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 1: Moose Racing Wild Boar at Rodman Plantation

Courtesy of Team UXC Racing
PALATKA, FL, MAR 7-8, 2015

Team UXC Racing claims top 2 podiums at opening round of GNCC this past weekend.

The opening round of the AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by the AMA, kicked off this past weekend in Palatka, Florida. The entire UXC Racing team has been hard at work all winter long, training and prepping for the start of the 2015 season.

Team UXC/ Polaris Factory racers Michael Swift (left) and Kevin Trantham (right) finished in first and second place overall, respectively, in the Pro 4x4 class at the GNCC opener.

Team UXC/ Polaris Factory racers Michael Swift (left) and Kevin Trantham (right) finished in first and second place overall, respectively, in the Pro 4×4 class at the GNCC opener.

When the flag dropped for the start of the Pro 4×4 class, UXC racers Michael Swift and Kevin Trantham were off the line midpack in one of the largest Pro 4×4 line-ups to date.

The 11-mile course is unique to the GNCC circuit, as it is comprised of soft sand and palmetto roots. The UXC duo of Swift and Trantham worked their Polaris Scrambler 850s to the front of the pack by the second lap, with Swift holding the number-one spot and his teammate Trantham right behind him.

During lap three, Swift encountered a lapped rider, which gave Trantham the opportunity to capture the lead. The duo crossed the finished line, grabbing the top two podium positions in the Pro 4×4 class.

Trantham and Swift also secured the top two overall podium positions for the morning ATV race.

“We had an awesome day out there!” exclaimed Swift. “We have worked hard and we did just what we needed to do today, putting the Polaris Scrambler first and second overall on the podium.”

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All Team UXC members completed round one with good standings. Don Higbee scored a third-place finish in the 4×4 Senior class. Higbee battled for the lead throughout the race.

“This podium finish is a great start to the long year,” commented Higbee, who is looking forward to getting back on the track next weekend in Georgia.

Graham Widdicombe lined up in the 4×4 A/B class alongside teammate Chris Robinson, who was making a rare appearance at this round, as his focus is on the TORN series in Texas. Robinson came out at the last minute after the first TORN round was canceled due to inclement weather. Robinson came away with a respectable second-place finish. Widdicombe encountered issues on the last lap of the race that set him back to a ninth-place finish.

Nic Snyckers wrapped up a fourth-place finish in the 4×4 Novice class.

“I am proud of all the hard work, dedication and effort my teammates have put into this program over the off season,” stated Swift. “These finishes today prove that they are dedicated to this sport and our team.”

Look for Team UXC at round two in Washington, Georgia, this weekend. Find more information about Team UXC at

Team UXC Racing thanks it 2015 sponsors: Polaris Factory Racing, Driven Powersports, Maxxis Tires, Fly Racing, Axis, SSI Decals, Evans Coolant, ROX Speed FX, Dirtworks, Cool-It Thermo Tech, Leatt, Ricochet Off Road, DP Brakes, Spider, Moto Pro Training, Scott Goggles, Fasst Co., K&N Filters, America’s Motorsports, Tire Balls, Rigid Industries, Holz Racing Products, Night Krawlers Kustoms, Teixeira Tech, Quad Tech, Alco Cleaners, Polaris Power Generators, OMF Wheels, STM Clutching, All Balls Racing, Muzzy Performance Exhaust, Polaris Engineered Lubricants, RCV Performance, Airdam Clutching, Santor Design Company, Summer Brothers Racing, and Quad Tech.

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