Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run Grand National Cross Country race the weekend of May 23-24 in West Virginia. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilots swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, W.Va., race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podiums.
“Our GNCC Maverick racers were awesome this weekend. Maverick 1000R driver Kyle Chaney led from wire-to-wire, earning another win to regain the XC1 Pro class points lead,” said Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “Our racers, with numerous wins and podiums, continue to push hard for wins. We have a bunch of dedicated ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers, all working for the same goal of putting Can-Am in the winner’s circle.”
Chaney, the defending GNCC UTV XC1 Pro class champion, posted back-to-back victories to push his Chaney Racing/TurnKey UTV/Can-Am Maverick 1000R into the XC1 Pro class points lead. Fellow Can-Am Maverick racers and Can-Am/JB Racing/Houser Racing teammates Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr joined him on the podium. Mouse Pratt took fourth in the class to give Can-Am the top four overall finishers on the day.
“The Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side worked really good. The top four XC1 Pro class finishers were Can-Am, and they are just dominating the woods racing scene right now. I’ve got a pretty good points lead, so I am hoping to keep getting podiums and get a repeat championship when it’s all done,” said Chaney.
Can-Am Maverick pilots also had great success in the other GNCC UTV classes, winning the XC2 Pro Sport (Dave Plavi, Offroad Motorsports/Wicked Bilt) and the Amateur Limited (Richard Travalena, Team Travalena) classes and earning four additional podiums. Can-Am Maverick drivers now own the top four spots in the XC1 Pro GNCC class, the top two spots in the XC2 Pro Sport class and the top spot in the Amateur Limited ranks.
In 4×4 ATV action, defending 4×4 Pro class champion and Renegade racer Bryan Buckhannon notched his seventh straight podium finish, earning second, to maintain his class points lead. Rob Smith joined him on the podium in third. Can-Am racers Ben Bruce (4×4 A/B) and Matt Ewart (4×4 C) also took home wins in West Virginia.