Riders on Maxxis were all over the podium in multiple classes at Round 6 of the GNCC series, with Brian Wolf taking his first-ever XC1 Pro win. The race was held May 14 in Gosport, Indiana.
With his Razr rear and Razr 2 front setup powering him through thick mud and a mid-event rain storm, Wolf made steady progress over the event's four laps. "I snuck by Ballance in one of the fields. I sat behind McGill for about a half a lap, and then he made a little mistake on a hill climb. Then I sat behind McClure for two laps, and he made a mistake and I got around him. I never looked back after that," he said.
Chris Borich, who leads the XC1 Pro points race, took second place in XC1 at Round 6. Taylor Kiser took fourth, Donnie Ockerman grabbed sixth and Bill Ballance nailed seventh. Kiser and Wolf are fourth and fifth in the XC1 Pro standings.
The news in XC2 Pro Am was just as good for Maxxis, with Walker Fowler taking the victory and Gabe Phillips joining him on the podium in third place. Fowler and Phillips are first and second in the class.
Also winning their classes and filling the morning overall podium were Michael Swift in 4x4 Open, Clifton Beasley in U2 and Traci Cecco in the Women's class. Swift, Beasley, and Cecco all lead their respective classes in series points. Daryl Rath was second in 4x4 Open and sixth overall in the morning race, and is third overall in his class.
For Swift, careful planning paid off: "The key to my win was spending a lot of time looking at the track on Friday and having a plan if things fell apart. I put my head down and kept moving forward, and when I got to the bottlenecks I did what I had to do to keep moving. I put my faith in my machine and tires to get me through everything I was putting in front of them."
Maxxis congratulates Brian Wolf, Walker Fowler, Michael Swift, Clifton Beasley and Tracy Cecco on their victories and thanks all of its riders for their outstanding performances.
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