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Chaney Pilots Maverick to Mountaineer Run Victory

| 28 May 2015 12:04 pm

AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 7: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run at Marvin’s Mountain

Courtesy of Can-Am
MASONTOWN, WV, MAY 23-24, 2015

Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run GNCC race this past weekend in West Virginia. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilots swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, West Virginia, race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podium finishes.

The Mountaineer Run AMSOIL GNCC XC1 Pro UTV podium was made up of all Can-Am Maverick racing teams. Kyle Chaney took the win, in front of Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr.

The Mountaineer Run AMSOIL GNCC XC1 Pro UTV podium was made up of all Can-Am Maverick racing teams. Kyle Chaney took the win, in front of Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr.

“Our GNCC Maverick racers were awesome this weekend!” exclaimed Can-Am racing project leader Jeff Leclerc. “Maverick 1000R driver Kyle Chaney led from wire to wire, earning another win to regain the XC1 Pro-class points lead. Our racers, with numerous wins and podiums, continue to push hard for wins. We have a bunch of dedicated ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers, all working for the same goal of putting Can-Am in the winners’ circle.”

A wire-to-wire win in the GNCC XC1 Pro UTV class with the number-one Can-Am Maverick 1000R at the Mountaineer Run GNCC has pushed Kyle Chaney (left) and his co-pilot Chris Bithell (right) into the class points lead after three rounds of side-by-side racing.

A wire-to-wire win in the GNCC XC1 Pro UTV class with the number-one Can-Am Maverick 1000R at the Mountaineer Run GNCC has pushed Kyle Chaney (left) and his co-pilot Chris Bithell (right) into the class points lead after three rounds of side-by-side racing.

Chaney, the defending 2014 GNCC UTV XC1 Pro-class champion, has posted back-to-back victories to push his Chaney Racing/ TurnKey UTV Can-Am Maverick 1000R into the XC1 Pro-class points lead. His fellow Can-Am Maverick racers and Can-Am/ JB Racing/ Houser Racing teammates Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr joined him on the podium. Mouse Pratt took fourth in the class to give Can-Am the top four overall finishes on the day.

“The Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side worked really good,” said Chaney. “The top four XC1 Pro-class finishers were Can-Am [riders] and they are just dominating the woods-racing scene right now. I’ve got a pretty good points lead, so I am hoping to keep getting podiums and get a repeat championship when it’s all done.”

Kyle Chaney (1) won the XC1 Pro UTV class at round three of the GNCC UTV series, giving him back-to-back victories and the points lead. Treavis Poynter (591) currently sits third in the XC1 Pro-class standings.

Kyle Chaney (1) won the XC1 Pro UTV class at round three of the GNCC UTV series, giving him back-to-back victories and the points lead. Treavis Poynter (591) currently sits third in the XC1 Pro-class standings.

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Can-Am Maverick pilots also had great success in the other GNCC UTV classes. Offroad Motorsports/ Wicked Bilt’s Dave Plavi won the XC2 Pro Sport class, Team Travalena’s Richard Travalena topped the Amateur Limited classes, and Can-Am riders earned four additional podiums. Can-Am Maverick drivers now own the top four spots in the XC1 Pro GNCC class, the top two spots in the XC2 Pro Sport class, and the top spot in the Amateur Limited ranks.

Dave Plavi has found his groove in his Maverick 1000R, having won his last two races. He won the last American Woods Racing Championship Series event and then followed that up with a XC2 Pro Sport-class win at the West Virginia GNCC.

Dave Plavi has found his groove in his Maverick 1000R, having won his last two races. He won the last American Woods Racing Championship Series event and then followed that up with a XC2 Pro Sport-class win at the West Virginia GNCC.

In 4×4 ATV action, defending 4×4 Pro-class champion and Renegade racer Bryan Buckhannon notched his seventh straight podium finish, earning second, to maintain his class points lead. Rob Smith joined him on the podium in third.

Can-Am racers Ben Bruce and Matt Ewart also took home wins from West Virginia, in the 4×4 A/B and 4×4 C classes, respectively.

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[For more from this event, please see “Team UXC Race Report from the Mountaineer Run GNCC”… Editor]

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