Valcourt, Quebec/Canada, April 18, 2016 – Can-Am X-Team racers had a successful weekend, winning both the premier XC1 Pro UTV and the 4×4 Pro classes at the 2016 Big Buck GNCC in Union, S.C. Kyle Chaney drove his Can-Am Maverick side-by-side to the XC1 Pro UTV win, while Can-Am Renegade ATV racer Kevin Cunningham notched a victory in the 4×4 Pro class.
“We consider it a great weekend anytime we earn victories in the talent-laden, competitive GNCC Pro classes,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Kyle Chaney and Cody Miller had an outstanding race at Big Buck, finishing 1-2 on the day. We actually had four Maverick side-by-side pilots finish in the top-five overall, so it was a good day. Kevin Cunningham also made another statement today, winning the 4×4 Pro class aboard his Can-Am Renegade by almost a minute and making the overall morning podium.”
Chaney, the reigning two-time XC1 Pro UTV class champion, put in a dominating performance behind the wheel of his Chaney Racing / Can-Am Maverick side-by-side, beating 29 other drivers to the finish line. The Ohio racer led every lap and ended up winning the UTV session and class overall. The victory also pulled Chaney closer to fellow Maverick side-by-side racer Cody Miller in the points race.
“I’m thrilled to put my Chaney Racing / Can-Am Maverick back on top of the GNCC podium and be joined by my Can-Am teammate Cody Miller. I have to also give thanks to my entire team and dedicated sponsors for supporting me this year. This was a huge step in the right direction after a small setback at the opener. We will continue to push hard for more wins at the next four rounds as we pursue a three-peat.”
Miller, who finished second to Chaney, has two successive podiums this year and is the current XC1 Pro UTV points leader heading into round three. Can-Am Maverick side-by-side racers Tim Farr and John Yokley finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at Big Buck.
In ATV action, Cunningham (Cunningham Racing / Can-Am) led the way at Big Buck, landing his Can-Am Renegade 4×4 ATV on the 10 a.m. overall podium, as well as notching his first 4×4 Pro class win this season. His victory pulled him to within one point of the class points leader heading into round five of the ATV series. Can-Am Renegade ATV racers Zac Zakowski and defending champion Bryan Buckhannon finished in the top five of the 4×4 Pro ranks, earning fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Big Buck GNCC hosted round four of the ATV series and round two of the UTV series. Round five of the ATV series and round three of the UTV series is slated for the weekend of April 30, at inaugural CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC in Society Hill, S.C.
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