- The start of the GNCC season has been an exciting one for multi-time GNCC champion Rick Cecco as he took the win at round two of the 2010 GNCC series in Washington, GA this past weekend and he is now tied for the 4x4 Open points lead.
Rick Cecco, who made the switch from defending his 2009 U2 class championship to the premier 4x4 Open class this season, has come on strong the first two rounds of the series. Cecco finished in a close second in round one and vowed that he would take the win at round two. "I have every intension of winning the 4x4 Open Championship in 2010," stated Cecco, who is definitely on the right track to do just that.
With the always nerve-wracking round one out of the way, Cecco was confident going into round two and it showed as he came off the line in a strong second. Being one of the first racers going into the woods section, Cecco was content to hold back until lap three when he began to pick up the pace. From there Cecco battled back and forth with Bryan Buckhannon but took over the lead for good in lap four. "My Cecco Racing prepped Can Am Outlander ran great. I struggled with the track conditions early in the race but by the 3rd lap I hit my comfort zone and was able to turn it up a few more notches and overtake the lead for good," explained Cecco.
Cecco finished the five lap race with a time of 02:04:15, giving him the 4x4 Open win by more than a minute over the competition. Cecco's win has also put him in a points tie for the number one spot, but he is determined to put a gap between himself and the rest of his class. "My plan is simple - I'm going to go out there and win races," he said adamantly.
Round three of the 2010 GNCC series will be held at Steel Creek in Morganton, NC on March 20th.
Cecco Racing would like to thank all of our 2010 sponsors: Powerbar, Big Gun Exhaust, GBC Tires, DWT Wheels, Can-amtalk.com, Rath Racing, Fly Racing, Outerwears, Spider Grips, Fasst Flex Bars,DP Brakes, Bopp Racing, All Terrain Research, STM Supreme Tool, HRE Racing, Quadtech, Clarke Manufacturing, Ricochet Skid Plates, No-toil, Proclean 1000, Hyghoctane Graphics, Powermadd, Scott Goggles, RoxSpeedFX, TLRP - Tyler Lenig Race Prep, MPR, BRP Race Support.