A championship would be enough for most riders, but not for Walker Fowler. Now that he has locked up the GNCC's XC2 Pro Am ATV title, Fowler is gunning for the series' first-ever perfect season. The undefeated Yamaha/Ballance Racing rider won his 10th straight race on September 24 in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
As they have throughout the season, Fowler's Razr 2 front and Razr rear tires came through for him on the rough and rocky course. He dominated the XC2 class, crossing the finish line nearly four minutes ahead of the next rider. "It's such a relief. Last year I was tied for the lead, and I dwelled on it all winter, wondering what I could have done differently, so I am definitely excited," he told ATVriders.com. "It would be a first for a Pro Am or even Pro to have a perfect season, and I really want to give that to Yamaha/Ballance Racing in return for everything they have done for me."
Brian Wolf rode Maxxis to victory in the XC1 Pro class, his second win of the year. Fowler's teammate Taylor Kiser also did well, taking fourth place in XC1 Pro, while points leader Chris Borich earned fifth place.
Team UXC's Cliff Beasley won the U2 class, while teammate Michael Swift took the victory in 4x4 Open. "It was really rough out there, but I like the rough stuff, and I was able to keep my lead," said Swift. Traci Cecco took her sixth win and tenth podium of the season in the Women's category. All three riders hold the points lead in their respective classes.
Maxxis congratulates Walker Fowler on his championship and Brian Wolf, Cliff Beasley, Michael Swift and Traci Cecco on their victories, and thanks all of its riders for their fine performances.
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