AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 5: Limestone 100 at Lawrence Country Recreational Park
Courtesy of Team UXC
SPRINGVILLE, IN, APR. 25-26, 2015
Team UXC/ Polaris Factory Racing’s Michael Swift took the Pro 4×4 win last weekend at round number five of the GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series. Swift also claimed the morning overall podium, out of 225 racers.
Team UXC teammates Kevin Trantham and Swift quickly worked their way toward the front of the class just off the start in what was set to be a wet and slick day of racing. Swift took the lead around the four-mile marker on lap one, with Trantham close behind.
At the start of lap two, Swift managed to create a small gap between himself and the rest of his class, and he was able to build on that gap each lap.
As rain had set in at the start of the race, the track conditions deteriorated, with every successive lap leaving the technical course more like a skating rink. Despite the conditions, Swift was able to hold his lead all the way to the checkered flag and won with one minute and 40 seconds to spare. Trantham finished in a solid fifth place for Team UXC.
“I was able to take the lead early on the first lap,” stated Swift. “I led the Pro class at a steady pace through lap one and continued to just ride smart due to the slick conditions. I knew the faster I went, the more likely I would make mistakes. A big thanks to Scott Goggles and Rox Speed FX; their products helped keep my hands dry and my eyes clean.”
Team UXC’s Don Higbee fought an epic battle as well, in the Over 40 4×4 class. Higbee swapped back and forth with the top four riders in his class throughout the race. He was running second on the last lap and then he made a pass just in time to take the Polaris Scrambler 850 to his first GNCC win, giving Team UXC/ Factory Polaris another gold for the day.
“It was a battle all day in terrible conditions,” commented Higbee. “The Polaris Scrambler was perfect, with zero issues. The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires were excellent. I was happy to be able to bring home this first-place finish for Polaris and Team UXC.”
Graham Widdicombe finished a respectable seventh in the 4×4 A/B class, and Nic Snyckers ended up 10th in the 4×4 Novice class.
Look for Team UXC at round six in Tomahawk, New York, on May 9 and 10. You can find more information about Team UXC at www.teamuxcracing.com.
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.