Photo by Harlen Foley
Minneapolis, August 26, 2015-Team UXC Racing would come to the GBC Motorsports Heartland 10-hour Challenge fielding teams in Pro 4x4, 40+ Class, C Class, UTV and the inaugural single-seat class and would podium in four of the five events.
In Pro 4x4, Michael Swift, Kevin Trantham and Michael Burrows would dominate the class from the onset taking the lead and never looking back. Even with the race being cut short due to severe weather, the team would win the race with more than a lap separating them from the next finisher, and finish an impressive third in the overall. Team UXC Racing’s Don Higbee and Graham Widdicombe would take the 40+ Class win on their Scrambler as well.
Swift and Trantham, with passenger Becky Widdicombe, would tackle the UTV race in their RZR S 900 EPS. Trantham would start the race in fifth and both racers would continue to gain ground during the 4-hour race and finish in a respectable second.
In the inaugural hour and a half, single-seat class, Team UXC’s Torey Rush would take first with Josh Copeland in second in their ACE 570s. Jesi Stracham in her special-built, Racer Tech ACE 570 would finish third.