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Swift Takes Win on Scrambler 850

Minneapolis, May 28, 2015- After Team UXC’s Kevin Trantham would win in 4x4 Pro on his Scrambler 850, at GNCC Round 6, in Odessa, NY, teammate Michael Swift would top the box at Round 7.

Swift and teammate Kevin Trantham went fourth and fifth off the start into the woods for a two hour battle.Swift worked his way into the second place position by mid race, while Trantham encountered a radiator problem after passing through a rock section.

Starting the third lap, Swift hit a tree stump hidden in a rock section that caused him to fall back into fourth place. Just before the start of the last lap, Swift made a charge to close the gap and catch the leaders. By the three mile marker, he had done just that. On an uphill rocky section, he was able to make a pass on the leader and take over the Pro 4x4 class lead with the Polaris Scrambler 850. Swift was able to hold the lead and put over a 20 second gap between him and second place, giving Polaris Factory Racing another Pro Class Victory.

“What a day! My Polaris Scrambler 850 worked excellent and took the punishment through the rocks and allowed me to make a comeback for another win. I am so proud of our team and thankful for all the products our sponsors build,” stated Swift.

Team UXC rider Don Higbee finished with another strong podium finish taking third in the 40+ 4x4 class on his Scrambler 850. Nic Snyckers also brought home a podium finish with a third place in the 4x4 C class.


The Single-Seat class would see seven Polaris ACEs take to the line including Jesi Stracham in her No. 820 Racer Tech/UTVScene.com ACE. This would be Stracham’s first race back after a motorcycle accident would leave her paralyzed and unable to race her ATV. Thanks to Racer Tech, UTVScene.com and many other sponsors who made it possible to modify her ACE, Stracham would get the opportunity to return to the track and would take fifth place. Doug Fortner would take the win with Team UXC’s Marc Spataro taking second and Sam Yokley taking third.

The next GNCC race is the John Penton, in Millfield, Ohio, June 5-6, which will include ATV, UTV and Single-Seat classes.

Team UXC Racing is sponsored by Polaris~ Driven Powersports ~ Maxxis Tires ~ Fly Racing~ Axis ~ SSI Decals ~ Evans Coolant ~ ROX Speed FX ~ Dirtworks ~ Cool-It Thermo Tech ~ Leatt ~ Ricochet Off Road ~ DP Brakes ~ Spider ~ Moto Pro Training ~ Scott Goggles ~ FASST ~ K&N Kilters ~ America’s Motorsports ~ Tire Balls ~ Rigid Industries ~ Holz Racing Products ~ Night Krawlers Kustoms ~ Teixeira Tech ~ Quad Tech ~ Alco Cleaners ~ Polaris Power Generators ~ OMF Wheels ~ STM Clutching ~ All Balls Racing ~ Muzzy Performance Exhaust ~ Polaris Engineered Lubricants ~ RCV Perfor-mance ~ Airdam Clutching ~ Santor Design Company ~ Summer Brothers Racing ~ Quad Tech

Jesi Stracham’s ACE is sponsored by Racer Tech, five-time GNCC UTV XC1 Champion, William Yokley, Polaris, GBC Motorsports, OMF Performance Products, Elka Suspension, Motion Pro, Trinity Racing, K&N, Tire Blocks, Loud Performance Products, Pro Graph-X, Keffer Mazda and Gate Drop Media.
 

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Can am is still sitting on top of the standings in 4x4 pro with 173 points, Trantham and Swift are sitting in 2nd and 3rd respectively while being separated by only 1 point. It looks like it'll be difficult to make up the 20 points needed to take the top spot, but you never know.

It would be nice to see a Polaris on top in their second year of factory backed utility racing while having the deck stacked against them as Polaris only has 3 out of the 12 spots in the 4x4 pro.
 
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