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Team UXC Race Report from the Mountaineer Run GNCC

| 28 May 2015 12:01 pm

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

Courtesy of Team UXC
MASONTOWN, WV, MAY 23-24, 2015

Michael Swift on his way to winning the Mountaineer Run GNCC.

Michael Swift on his way to winning the Mountaineer Run GNCC.

Team UXC/ Polaris Factory Racing’s Michael Swift won the Pro 4×4 class and the overall out of 260 racers this past weekend at round seven of the GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series.

Swift and his teammate Kevin Trantham were fourth and fifth, respectively, off the start and into the woods for what would be a two-hour battle.

By midrace, Swift had worked his way into the second-place position, while Trantham encountered a radiator problem after passing through a rock section.

Starting the third lap, Swift hit a tree stump hidden in a rock section, and that caused him to fall back into fourth place.

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Just before the start of the last lap, Swift made a charge to close the gap and catch the leaders. By the three-mile marker, he had done just that. On a rocky uphill section, he was able to make a pass on the leader and take over the Pro 4×4-class lead with the Polaris Scrambler 850. Swift was then able to hold the lead and put more than a 20-second gap between himself and the second-place rider, giving the Polaris Factory Racing Team another Pro-class victory!

“What a day!” Swift remarked. “My Polaris Scrambler 850 worked excellent and took the punishment through the rocks and allowed me to make a comeback for another win. I am so proud of our team and thankful for all the products our sponsors build.”

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Team UXC rider Don Higbee scored another strong podium finish, taking third in the Over 40 4×4 class.

Nic Snyckers also brought home a podium finish with a third place in the 4×4 C class.

On the UTV side, Marc Sparato claimed an impressive second-place finish in the Polaris Ace single-seater, while his teammate Josh Copeland grabbed a fourth.

Marc Sparato scored a second-place finish in the UTV ranks.

Marc Sparato scored a second-place finish in the UTV ranks.

Michael Swift brought home a third-place finish in the XC2 Pro Sport class.

Team UXC/ Polaris Factory racer Michael Swift took first place overall and a 4x4 Pro-class podium finish in Masontown, West Virginia.

Team UXC/ Polaris Factory racer Michael Swift took first place overall and a 4×4 Pro-class podium finish in Masontown, West Virginia.

Look for Team UXC at round eight in Millfield, Ohio, on June 6, in the ATV and UTV series.

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, Dirt Works, 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.

[For more from this event, please see “Chaney Pilots Maverick to Mountaineer Run Victory”… Editor]

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