Hart Leads Maxxis Podium Sweep

Hunter Hart (Maxxis/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing) bested constant rain and a muddy, almost-liquid track to take his first-ever XC1 Pro and overall win. A rookie in the class, Hart topped the podium at the AMSOIL GNCC Ironman, flanked by Jarrod McClure (JMR/Maxxis/Elka/Moose Racing) and Chris Borich (Maxxis/Fly Racing/Ye Olde Cycle Barn) in second and third place. The 13th and final round of the season was held October 26-27 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

 Hunter Hart takes the winHunter Hart takes the checkers in his first XC1 win.

Starting in sixth place, Hart moved ahead steadily throughout the race, crossing the finish line 1.7 seconds ahead of McClure. Hart ran Maxxis Razr 2s in the front and rear, choosing larger sizes which he later said helped him in the day’s soggy conditions. “The 23”-22” combo was amazing,” he noted on Instagram.

Borich and McClure both finished well in points for the season, with Borich in third place overall and McClure fifth.

Chris Borich on his way to another GNCC podiumChris Borich navigates the mud on his way to a podium finish.

Hannah Hunter followed up her WXC victory at Round 12 with second place in the class at Ironman. With a total of five podiums to her credit for the season, she finished fourth overall for the class. In moto WXC, Becca Sheets took third place for the day and second overall after four wins and an appearance on the podium at every race this season.

Becca Sheets ducking roost off of the WXC startBecca Sheets ducks the roost off of the WXC start.

Maxxis is proud of all of its sponsored riders and thanks them for a season of thrilling performances.

? Ken Hill