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Can-Am Racers Post Wins in GNCC, TORN and LACC Series and Score at SCORE

| 9 June 2015 4:08 pm

GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 8: Wiseco John Penton GNCC at Sunday Creek Raceway
MILLFIELD, OH

SCORE International Baja 500
ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

TORN Texas Off-Road Nationals
Round 1
EDGEWOOD, TX

LACC Louisiana Cross Country Series
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA

Courtesy of BRP/Can-Am
JUNE 6-7, 2015

Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned numerous wins and podiums this past weekend during National and regional races across North America. Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class with his Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle at the John Penton GNCC race in Ohio. Can-Am Maverick racers also scored wins in the Texas Off-Road Nationals and the Louisiana Cross Country Series and a solid second-place finish at the SCORE International Baja 500.

With the overall victory at the John Penton GNCC on Saturday, Can-Am X-Team driver Kyle Chaney (left) and co-pilot Chris Bithell (right) have now won the last three XC1 Pro UTV class races with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle to expand their points lead.

With the overall victory at the John Penton GNCC on Saturday, Can-Am X-Team driver Kyle Chaney (left) and co-pilot Chris Bithell (right) have now won the last three XC1 Pro UTV class races with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle to expand their points lead.

“Our Can-Am Maverick 1000R and X ds Turbo racers took advantage of the unit’s unbeatable performance to earn wins in different series, including the Ohio GNCC, where we earned another XC1 Pro UTV-class podium sweep,” said Can-Am racing project leader Jeff Leclerc. “And the Murray Racing team earned a very solid second place at the Baja 500.”

Wiseco John Penton GNCC
Defending 2014 GNCC UTV XC1 Pro class-champion and current points leader Kyle Chaney won his third straight race with his number-one Chaney Racing/ TurnKey UTV Can-Am Maverick 1000R with his victory at the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio.

Jack’s Excavating/ Can-Am racer Mouse Pratt and Can-Am/ JB Racing/ Houser Racing driver Tim Farr completed the Can-Am podium sweep.

Taking second to Chaney was Jack’s Excavating/ Can-Am driver Mouse Pratt in his Can-Am Maverick 1000R.

Taking second to Chaney was Jack’s Excavating/ Can-Am driver Mouse Pratt in his Can-Am Maverick 1000R.

Can-Am X-Team pilot Tim Farr, with co-pilot Angel Knox, scored another podium in 2015. It was Farr’s second straight third-place finish.

Can-Am X-Team pilot Tim Farr, with co-pilot Angel Knox, scored another podium in 2015. It was Farr’s second straight third-place finish.

Maverick 1000R drivers “Digger” Doug Gust and Richard Travalena Jr. also had good weekends in Ohio. Gust placed second in the XC2 Pro Sport class. Travalena was first in the Amateur Limited contest. Renegade 800R 4×4 racers Bryan Buckhannon, the current 4×4 Pro-class points leader, and Zac Zakowski finished second and third, respectively.

Defending 4x4 Pro champion and current class points leader Bryan Buckhannon finished second in Ohio. He has remained consistent on his Can-Am Renegade 4x4, notching eight consecutive podium finishes in 2015.

Defending 4×4 Pro champion and current class points leader Bryan Buckhannon finished second in Ohio. He has remained consistent on his Can-Am Renegade 4×4, notching eight consecutive podium finishes in 2015.

SCORE Baja 500
The Can-Am/ ITP/ Murray Racing-backed Maverick MAX X ds 1000R Turbo piloted by Derek & Jason Murray was second in Class 1900 at the SCORE Baja 500 held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, to earn valuable championship points with only two rounds remaining in 2015.

Down in Ensenada, Mexico, on the Baja Peninsula, Derek & Jason Murray drove their Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds 1000R Turbo to a strong second-place finish in Class 1900 in the SCORE BAJA 500. Photo courtesy of Murray Racing

Down in Ensenada, Mexico, on the Baja Peninsula, Derek & Jason Murray drove their Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds 1000R Turbo to a strong second-place finish in Class 1900 in the SCORE BAJA 500. Photo courtesy of Murray Racing

Desert Toyz-backed Can-Am racer Cory Sappington earned fifth place in the class.

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Regional Racing
Can-Am Maverick racers competed in both the LACC and TORN series, earning several class wins and podiums.

Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo racers Dustin “Battle Axe” Jones and Shane Dowden went one and two, respectively, in the Pro A class at the LACC event in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

In Edgewood, Texas, Hunter Miller beat his brother Cody Miller for the win, as the two X ds 1000 Turbo racers finished first and second, respectively, in the TORN UTV Pro class.

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