Sixth win for Fowler at GNCC Tomahawk


Walker Fowler grabbed his sixth win out of seven rounds at the GNCC Dunlop Tomahawk, held June 10 in Odessa, New York. 

Six-time champion and longtime Maxxis rider Chris Borich took the Wiseco Holeshot Award out of the gate. When Landon Wolfe took the front spot for much of the first lap, he and Fowler joined a small group jockeying for the lead across a wet, muddy course. 

Fowler took the lead by way of several passes by the end of Lap 1, but was forced back after hitting a tree during Lap 2. He made his way to the front yet again for the win, continuing his record of victory at the Tomahawk. The annual event began three years ago, and Fowler has won each race. Borich joined him on the podium in third place after a strong, steady performance. Fowler leads XC1 Pro standings by 56 points, while fellow Maxxis-sponsored rider Brycen Neal and Borich each have 112 points in third and fourth places overall. Neal demonstrated true grit and determination when he rode the last mile of the race on three wheels, after his right rear wheel fell off during the final lap.   

Also enjoying a winning weekend for Maxxis was Kevin Cunningham, who took his sixth 4×4 Pro win of the year, while teenaged Maxxis rider Ronnie Rusch outpaced many more experienced racers to take second place. Rusch enjoyed his own turn on top of the podium when he won the Schoolboy Senior class.  Layne McCormick dominated the overall Youth race, taking his fourth win of the season and expanding his lead over the next rider to 17 points. 

Baja California, Mexico was the setting for Maxxis’ racing action a week earlier, when Juan Dominguez and his JR Racing Team won the SCORE Baja 500 Sportsman Quad class in 12:48:53:153, earning victory in a race so brutal that just finishing is considered a major accomplishment. Maxxis’ sponsored rider Mike Cafro took third place on the Pro UTV Forced Induction podium.  

Maxxis congratulates Walker Fowler, Kevin Cunningham, Layne McCormick and Juan Dominguez and JR Racing on their victories and thanks all of its riders for their outstanding performances.