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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chris Borich

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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI’S CHRIS BORICH GRABS THE WIN AT UNADILLA ATV GNCC!

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich used a bold, last-second pass aboard his Makita tools prepped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to take a thrilling win at this year’s Unadilla ATV GNCC in New Berlin, NY, round 10 of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country Series.

Chris Borich celebrates the victory on the podium

 

Saturday’s race saw reigning ATV XC1 Champion Borich getting off to a mid-pack start. Borich moved into contention for the lead at the halfway mark of the race, trading the lead with three other riders for the next several laps. On the final lap, Borich found himself in third place but soon passed for second. With less than a half mile to go in the race, Borich put the power down on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer and made a daring pass, jumping one of Unadilla’s huge motocross jumps to take the lead. At the finish, Borich took the checkers with just about two seconds to spare over second place. This marks Borich’s fifth win of the season.
 
"It was a good battle," explained Borich. "Me, Wolf, Bithell and McGill were just like a train, battling back and forth for awhile. Bithell checked up and I knew I had to make a move, so I thought, okay, this is it, and I just hit it hammer-down. It was good to come away with a few more points. It was a good race; we were rolling good and it was a fun race."
 
"My Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 ran awesome today," added Borich. "It had plenty of power to get me up those nasty hills and it did what I needed it to do. The bike handled awesome and I can’t thank the Rockstar Makita Suzuki guys enough. I’m looking forward to the next round. I like Somerset. It’s a track that’s always been good to me. There are a lot of rocks where I live and that’s what they have at Somerset, so I’m looking forward to it."
 
Borich now leads the XC1 points chase by 36 points. Next, the series moves to Somerset, PA for the Mountain Ridge GNCC on September 24th.
 
Unadilla GNCC ATV XC1 Class Results:
1.  Chris Borich
2.  Chris Bithell
3.  Adam McGill
4.  Brian Wolf
5.  Taylor Kiser
6. Jarrod McClure
7.  Bryan Cook
8.  Kevin Yoho
9.  Jeffrey Pickens
10. Mark Notman
 
2011 GNCC ATV XC1 Class Standings:
1.  Chris Borich – 230
2.  Adam McGill – 194
3.  Chris Bithell– 184
4.  Taylor Kiser – 177
5. Brian Wolf – 139
6.  Bryan Cook – 132
7.  Jarrod McClure – 126
8. Donald Ockerman – 112
9.  Kevin Yoho – 100
10. Jeffrey Pickens – 98

 

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