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Cunningham and Buckhannon Go One-Two at the X-Factor GNCC

| 24 May 2017 11:24 am

GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 6: X-Factor Whitetails Farm

Courtesy of BRP/Can-Am
PERU, IN, MAY 20-21, 2017

Can-Am 4x4 racers dominated round six of the GNCC racing series in Indiana, notching three one-two finishes—including its fourth in the 4x4 Pro class this year—in three class and two podium sweeps in two other classes.

Can-Am 4×4 racers dominated round six of the GNCC racing series in Indiana, notching three one-two finishes—including its fourth in the 4×4 Pro class this year—in three class and two podium sweeps in two other classes.

Can-Am Renegade X xc ATV racer Kevin Cunningham, the defending 4×4 Pro-class champion, won the 4×4 Pro class and the 10 a.m. session overall at a mud-soaked X-Factor Grand National Cross Country event held in Peru, Indiana.

Kevin Cunningham (1), the reigning 4x4 Pro-class champion, won his fifth race of the year at round six of the GNCC Series.

Kevin Cunningham (1), the reigning 4×4 Pro-class champion, won his fifth race of the year at round six of the GNCC Series.

Cunningham used the horsepower and 4×4 capabilities of his Can-Am Renegade ATV to his advantage in the mud, winning by more than a minute. With his five wins and six podium finishes in six GNCC rounds so far this year, Cunningham owns a sizable 38-point lead heading into round seven of the GNCC ATV Series.

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Bryan Buckhannon has five 4x4-class podium finishes in five tries this season on his Can-Am Outlander 4x4 ATV.

Bryan Buckhannon has five 4×4-class podium finishes in five tries this season on his Can-Am Outlander 4×4 ATV.

Bryan Buckhannon finished second, behind Cunningham, on his Can-Am Outlander 4×4, giving Can-Am a one-two finish at the X-Factor race. In fact, it’s the fourth time this year that Can-Am 4×4 racers have garnered the top two finishing spots in the 4×4 Pro class. Buckhannon’s five podium finishes in five rounds – (he missed round four due to a race in Europe) – have him sitting in third place, only one point behind second place.

Can-Am 4x4 racers have finished first and second at four of the six ATV rounds so far this year in GNCC racing action. Kevin Cunningham (right) and Bryan Buckhannon (left) did it again at this past round in Indiana.

Can-Am 4×4 racers have finished first and second at four of the six ATV rounds so far this year in GNCC racing action. Kevin Cunningham (right) and Bryan Buckhannon (left) did it again at this past round in Indiana.

Can-Am 4×4 racers also swept the both the 4×4 A and 4×4 Senior (Over 40) classes, and scored one-two finishes in the 4×4 B and 4×4 C ranks. Can-Am racers currently own the points lead in three of these classes.

These two photos of victor Kevin Cunningham…

These two before-and-after photos of victor Kevin Cunningham…

… show just how much muck can stick to a rider and his ATV during a muddy GNCC like the recent X-Factor GNCC in Indiana.

… show just how much muck can stick to a rider and his ATV during a muddy GNCC like the recent X-Factor GNCC in Indiana.

The Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racing team will now travel to the John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio, on May 27 and 28. This will be round seven for the ATV Series and round three for the UTV Series.

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