Borich Leads Points Chase Heading into Round Four of GNCC
Morgantown, W. Va. (April 5, 2011) - After winning
eleven of thirteen races in 2010, Chris Borich secured the Championship
and rolled into the 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series with
more momentum then ever. Borich kept it going as he had a nine-race
winning streak heading into the last round at the FMF Steele Creek GNCC.
Unfortunately, after passing for the lead on the last lap, Borich
experienced some mechanical issues that left his bike to sputter past
the finish line in fifth place.
Insurance Warnert Racing Can-Am rider Adam McGill secured his first win
of the season after battling with teammate Chris Bithell throughout the
two-hour race. Bithell led a majority of the race until he lost his
rear brakes on the last lap, giving McGill the opportunity to hammer out
McGill took his first win of the year at Steele Creek
Round four of the 2011 Can-Am GNCC tour, the Pirelli Big Buck GNCC in
Union, South Carolina, takes place this weekend April 9-10. Now that
the Can-Am duo has broken up the winning streak of Rockstar Makita
Suzuki's Chris Borich, the playing field has evened back out to a
championship chase that could be anyone's claim.
Another contender in the quest for the GNCC title is Ballance Racing
Yamaha's Taylor Kiser, who currently sits fourth in the point standings.
Kiser was docked a position at Steele Creek after choosing a bad line
on the course but there's definitely possibility for Kiser to step up
and get a moto win amongst the stacked field of XC1 riders.
Photo By: Shan Moore
Racing's Walker Fowler has dominated the XC2 division so far, claiming
his third win of the season. DeRisi Racing's Eric Hoyland and KTM rider
Aarol Bright have been mixing it up in the top three with Greg's ATV
& Cycle Yamaha rider Gabe Phillips and Honda rider Parker Jones
edging out the top five in points.
Borich experienced bike problems at Steele Creek, finishing fifth
Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access
and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday,
youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders race at 10 a.m., and the
top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.
To get to the track, take I-26 to Exit 44, then to Highway 49 North 7 Miles and look for the signs.
For more information, check out the official series website at www.GNCCRacing.com or call 304-284-0084.
About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier
off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is
produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one
of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling
three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks
ranging in length from 10 to 12 miles, competing for more than $3
million in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud,
dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both
survival and speed. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.