GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 9: AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC at Snowshoe Mountain
Courtesy of Team UXC Racing
SNOWSHOE, WV, JUNE 20-21, 2015
Team UXC/ Polaris Factory Racing’s Kevin Trantham won the Pro 4×4 class and the morning overall at round nine of the GNCC Series in Snowshoe, West Virginia, aboard his factory-backed Polaris 850 EPS Scrambler. Team UXC now heads into the summer break with seven out of nine Pro 4×4-class wins!
Trantham and his teammate Michael Swift started on row one, along with the top five Pro 4×4 racers. Snowshoe is the only GNCC race with a live-engine start, with each row starting 10 seconds apart.
By mile marker eight of the first lap, Trantham had passed his way into the lead, and he would hold on to it, with teammate Swift close behind.
With just a lap and half to go, Swift encountered an electrical problem that caused him to drop back several positions. Trantham continued to dominate the race and crossed the checkered flag first to collect his fourth Pro 4×4-class win.
“My Team UXC/ Factory Polaris was working awesome today at the Snowshoe Mountain GNCC,” stated Trantham. “I was able to work my way into the lead on the first lap. Thanks to STM Clutches and Adam with Airdam for helping us get the most power out of our Scramblers 850s. The Teixeira Tech a-arms with Custom Axis shocks was able to soak up and withstand everything that the rough and rugged Snowshoe course had. Big thanks to Maxxis Tires, OMF Wheels and Tireballs – what a great combination!! Ricochet skids kept the quad well protected, and the Evans coolant kept us running nice and cool to be able to put the Polaris in the center of the box once again for the win in the Pro 4×4 class and take the morning overall.”
Team UXC rider Nic Snyckers finished with a third-place podium finish in the 4×4 Novice class, while Graham Widdicombe had a respectable finish after traveling to all nine rounds from the United Kingdom.
“I am proud of how well our team did today and has done this far into the season,” said UXC team manager Michael Swift. “We will be hard at work during the summer, testing new components and setups. We will come ready to do our very best in round 10.”
During the GNCC summer break, Team UXC will still be competing at various events. In mid-August, Swift, Trantham and Don Higbee will team up to race the Best In The Desert Vegas-to-Reno event on the Polaris Scrambler 1000 EPS. Then, in late August, Team UXC will have a variety of teams on the Polaris Scrambler and Razors at the Heartland 10-Hour Challenge in Iowa.
Look for Team UXC at round 10 of the GNCC Series in New Berlin, New York, on September 19, in the ATV 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.