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Can-Am’s Buckhannon and Miller Go One-Two in South Carolina

| 25 April 2017 3:53 pm

GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 5: Camp Coker Bullet GNCC

Courtesy of BRP/Can-Am
SOCIETY HILL, SC, APR. 22-23, 2017

Can-Am racers Kyle Chaney and Hunter Miller finished one-two in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Camp Coker Grand National Cross Country Race in Society Hills, South Carolina. Multitime GNCC champion Bryan Buckhannon notched his first victory of the season in the Pro 4×4 class.

Kyle Chaney drove his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R to the UTV overall victory and the XC1 Pro UTV-class win at the Camp Coker GNCC in South Carolina to take over the class points lead.

Kyle Chaney drove his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R to the UTV overall victory and the XC1 Pro UTV-class win at the Camp Coker GNCC in South Carolina to take over the class points lead.

The Camp Coker event hosted both round five of GNCC ATV Series and the second round of action for side-by-side vehicles.

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SxS Racing, Round Two
Chaney Racing Can-Am pilot Kyle Chaney took top honors, winning both the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class, at the Camp Coker GNCC race in South Carolina. Chaney, who finished third at round one, put in a dominating performance, as he led every lap with his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. The two-time GNCC XC1 Pro UTV champion was third off the line, but he quickly found his way to the front on the dusty course. Once in the lead, Chaney checked out and won by 47 seconds.

Chaney, who has tallied three wins a season in his Can-Am vehicle since 2014, is off to his best start ever and currently leads the XC1 Pro UTV class in points heading into round three.

Miller Brothers Racing Can-Am racer Hunter Miller finished in the runner-up spot, behind Chaney, giving Can-Am a one-two finish in the XC1 Pro UTV ranks. He climbed to third place in the class points rankings.

Hunter Miller finished one spot behind Chaney to give Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers a one-two finish at the Camp Coker GNCC.

Hunter Miller finished one spot behind Chaney to give Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers a one-two finish at the Camp Coker GNCC.

Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers have now won 17 of the last 18 XC1-class races dating back to round three of 2014.

Led by Derron Oakley’s class victory, Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers posted a podium sweep in the XC2 Pro Sport class in South Carolina. Oakley, who races under the Chaney Racing/ Can-Am team banner, also departed Camp Coker with the class points lead.

GNCC veteran Mike Penland is now a perfect two-for-two this year in the GNCC Master (Over 50) UTV class after his win in South Carolina.

Can-Am side-by-side vehicle pilots return May 27 and 28 for the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio.

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ATV Racing, Round Five
After missing round four of the GNCC Series to compete in the extreme Hunt-the-Wolf ATV race in Romania, Factory Can-Am Outlander XT 1000 ATV racer Bryan Buckhannon returned to his roots and came away a winner in South Carolina. His victory extended Can-Am 4×4 racers’ current GNCC winning streak to 16 straight events, dating back to round three of last season.

Bryan Buckhannon, an eight-time GNCC champion, notched his first victory of 2017 with the 4x4 Pro-class win at Camp Coker.

Bryan Buckhannon, an eight-time GNCC champion, notched his first victory of 2017 with the 4×4 Pro-class win at Camp Coker.

The Can-Am/ DJR/ QuadBoss-backed Buckhannon was in second place after the first lap, but he took over the lead on lap two and never looked back. Buckhannon finished 40 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher, BNR/ Can-Am’s Rob Smith, to earn his first class win of 2017. Despite having missed one round, Buckhannon is third overall in the 4×4 Pro-class points rankings and has four podium finishes.

The reigning 4×4 Pro-class champion, Cunningham Racing/ Can-Am’s Kevin Cunningham, has won four of the first five races this season and currently has a 36-point lead over second place heading into round six of the GNCC ATV Series.

Can-Am ATV racer Doug Robey won the 4×4 A class.

Can-Am pilots totaled 11 of 16 possible 4×4 podium finishes on the day.

The next GNCC ATV event for Can-Am racers is the X-Factor Whitetails, May 6-7, in Peru, Indiana.

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