The GNCC season ended as it had begun, with Maxxis’ sponsored riders dominating the podium. 2013 XC1 Pro champion Chris Borich, Walker Fowler and Braden Henthorn swept the Pro ATV podium, while Andrew Delong won the day’s XC2 Pro Lites motorcycle race. Round 13 of the GNCC was held October 26-27 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
This year’s XC1 championship has been his for weeks, but Borich didn’t coast in the season’s final race. He took the holeshot and engaged in a fierce battle with Fowler for much of the event. The victory, his eighth of the year, allowed him to tie the series’ record for all-time wins at 67 total. “I never thought I would be that high up in the win records until everyone started talking about it, and it’s pretty cool to think about I guess,” Borich told gnccracing.com. “It seems like every year we get the championship wrapped up early and run into some bad luck in winning races. But today we just had fun, did what we needed to do and came out with the win.”
Fowler took second place for the day and second in the overall standings as well, with three wins and six additional podiums to his credit, and Henthorn took his first XC1 podium of the year. As they have for much of the year, all three riders trusted Razr 2 fronts and Razr rears to carry them to the podium.
The U2 utility podium was Maxxis territory as well, with an eighth victory for Michael Swift, who took the championship. Swift also won the 4x4 overall for the day.
In the weekend’s motorcycle races, Andrew Delong finished the season with a seventh XC2 Pro Lites win. Delong, who would almost certainly have taken the championship but for two races missed at mid-season due to injury, was third in XC2 standings for the year. Jason Thomas also did well, taking fourth place for the day and second overall for the season.
Chris Bach broke a chain in the XC1 Pro race and ended up tenth for the day. Bach’s season of strong performances, however, meant that he earned the national number three plate for 2013. In other XC1 good news for Maxxis, Rory Mead took fifth for the day, Ricky Russell took sixth, and Adam Bonneur took eighth. Mead, Bonneur and Russell finished ninth, tenth and eleventh in XC1 for the year.
Kacy Martinez won both the Women's Pro race and the overall morning race. The win was the second in the Women’s Pro class for Martinez, who took second place in the class for the year. Mike Witkowski also turned in an excellent performance Saturday, as the top amateur in afternoon race. Most riders chose Maxxcross SI front and rear tires for the near-perfect soil conditions in Indiana.
Maxxis is proud to support the GNCC and all of its riders, and looks forward to another amazing season of racing action in 2014.