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Team UXC Race Report from GNCC Round Four

| 21 April 2016 1:21 pm

GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 4: Big Buck Farm

Courtesy of Team UXC Racing
UNION, SC, APR. 16-17, 2016

“Dry and dusty” seemed to be the theme for round four of the GNCC race this past weekend at the Big Buck Farm in Union, South Carolina. The track was flat and fast, which allowed racers to open up their machines to maximum speeds, creating a dusty scene.

You could say that dust was a factor at the fourth GNCC round…

You could say that dust was a factor at the fourth GNCC round…

Kicking up a lot of dust this weekend was Team UXC/ Polaris Factory racers Kevin Trantham (#209) and Michael Swift (#202) in the 4×4 Pro class on their Polaris Scrambler 1000XPs. The duo started off the front line midpack and fought hard to work their way up toward the front. With the dust so thick, visibility was almost zero at times.

Michael Swift (202) chases his teammate Kevin Trantham (209) at Big Buck Farm.

Michael Swift (202) chases his teammate Kevin Trantham (209) at Big Buck Farm.

Trantham and Swift battled to the very end, coming across the finish line bumper to bumper. Trantham claimed a second-place finish, while Swift took third.

Runner-up Kevin Trantham (left) and third-place finisher Michael Swift (right) flank winner Kevin Cunningham (center) on the 4x4 Pro ATV podium.

Runner-up Kevin Trantham (left) and third-place finisher Michael Swift (right) flank winner Kevin Cunningham (center) on the 4×4 Pro ATV podium.

“I am very proud that Kevin and I were on the podium together today,” stated Swift. “It was a hard-fought battle, and consistency is key for a long race season. Our Scott goggles were a critical factor in being able to see during the race today. A big thanks to all of our amazing sponsors.”

Swift and Trantham also piloted their Polaris RZR UTVs in the XC1 Pro class on Saturday afternoon. Trantham claimed a seventh-place finish in his Polaris RZR. Swift encountered a problem on the last lap that dropped him back to 15th place, out of 30 competitors.

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Meanwhile, 4×4 C rider Nic Snyckers and 4×4 Senior Over 40 rider Graham Widdicombe both had impressive podium finishes at this round. Snyckers claimed a first-place finish, while Widdicombe took third.

Jeff Wright is continuing to build momentum going into the fourth round. He finished 10th in his class.

ACE action was back this round, with two Team UXC-piloted machines on the track. Torey Rush led the majority of the one-hour-long race but encountered a problem at the start of the last lap that caused him to slip back from first. Becky Widdicombe dropped from fourth to sixth after a mishap in the last couple of turns.

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Team UXC/ Polaris Factory Racing will return to South Carolina for round number five on April 30. ATV, UTV and Single Seat ACEs will take on the sandy track at an all-new venue to GNCC racing.

Find more information about Team UXC at www.teamuxcracing.com or like us on Facebook.

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