Published on March 15th, 2012 | by Joe0
Maxxis Riders Dominate Opening Rounds: GNCC – QuadX – SCORE
Borich, Haagsma Win Opening Weekend Races
With a pass in the final lap, defending champ Borich won the first round of the GNCC series, held March 10-11 in River Ranch, Florida. Borich overcame an early mishap and the resulting time in the pits to take the win. He was pleased with the performance of his Razr 2 fronts and Razr rears: “I got a decent start; the tires hooked up good off the start. And in the real whooped, deep sand conditions, I was just able to drive my way through. The fronts worked awesome. I put it where I wanted to even in the sugary sand.”
Also turning in a fine performance at River Ranch was Walker Fowler, who took fourth place in his XC1 Pro class debut. The Ballance Racing/Yamaha rider was undefeated in the GNCC’s XC2 class last season. In the morning race, Team UXC’s Clifton Beasley won the U2 class on Bighorn 2.0 tires, while Traci Cecco took second place in the Women’s class and fifth overall for the morning.
Out West, David Haagsma’s new Razr Xm tires took him to the top of the podium at Round 2 of the QuadX series. Haagsma, who earned second place at the season kick-off a day earlier, said the tires were solid performers in the weekend’s diverse conditions. “The tires worked excellent everywhere on the racetrack, including the concrete starting pad,” he said. “The track conditions both days were somewhat smooth in both first motos, and then rough in both second motos. I’m really pumped to have my first pro MX overall win and to be tied with [another rider] for the points lead.”
David’s Maxxis/H&M teammate Beau Baron took three holeshots during the weekend at Quad X, and took fourth place at the opener and a third place podium spot at Round 2. Maxxis rider Joe Byrd took 3rd at Round 1. The races were held March 10-11 in Glen Helen, California.
Matlock Racing kicked off the SCORE season with second place at the San Felipe 250, held March 9-11 in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico. To handle the 250’s grueling desert conditions, Wayne Matlock and his crew relied on the hook-up and durability of their tall Razr fronts and rears.
Maxxis congratulates Chris Borich and Davi Haagsma on their victories and thanks all of its riders for their fine performances.
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