Press Release –
Another weekend of ATV racing shows why Maxxis is the choice of champions: Two of the nation’s top series held events April 14-15, and both were dominated by Maxxis racers.
Chris Borich won GNCC Round 4, tying Bill Ballance in the points lead for the championship, while riders on Maxxis took six spots in the top nine. Meanwhile, Dustin Wimmer finished 1-2 in the Pro motos for the overall victory at Round 4 of the ATVA MX GNC Series, with Maxxis-sponsored riders taking nine of the top twelve. The races were held in Union, South Carolina, and Macon, Georgia, respectively.
The GNCC win was the second in a row for Borich, who finished in 2:09:40. Yeah, I think I’m going pretty good, Borich told gnccracing.com. It was pretty dusty out there.
I had a good line and got around Bill [Ballance], and I knew as long as I kept some lappers between me and him, he wouldn’t be able to go and catch me. I feel like we can win this championship, we’ll just keep looking things over and training hard.
Ballance took second place, and Matt Smiley made a return to the top five, nabbing fifth place. Taylor Kiser turned in another great performance in his first year as a pro with a sixth place finish, while fellow rookie Brandon Sommers took eighth place. Duane Johnson finished just one second behind Sommers to take ninth place.
The GNC win was Wimmer’s first aboard his new Factory Suzuki QuadRacer 450. Wimmer won the holeshot in moto one, barreling through a wet, sandy course to hold off teammate Doug Gust for the victory. Moto two started off the same way, with Wimmer again grabbing the holeshot followed by a conservative ride to the second place finish that secured his overall victory.
Jeremy Lawson took third place and Doug Gust nabbed fourth, while Jason Dunkelberger placed sixth. The eighth through twelfth place spots were taken by, in order: Rocco Arno, Russell Shumaker, Keith Little, John Ragon, and Joe Haavisto.
Maxxis congratulates Chris Borich and Dustin Wimmer on their victories and congratulates all of these riders on their fine performances.