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Published on May 15th, 2012 | by Joe


Maxxis on Pro ATV Podiums in WORCS, GNCC and EDT Nationals

Maxxis landed on the podium in three major ATV series over the weekend, with victories for Chris Borich, Beau Baron and Brad Riley. Team Maxxis/H&M’s Baron won Round 5 of WORCS, while Borich won Round 6 of the GNCC and Brad Riley took first place in the Pro Am Unlimited class of the Extreme Dirt Track Nationals opener.

Baron took his third win of the season and now leads the WORCS Pro class in points. Riding Razr Xc rears and Razr 2 fronts, he grabbed the holeshot and held the lead for the rest of the race. “The Razr Xc hooked up so good off the start line,” he said. “I wheelied really bad on a practice start and had to get way up on the tank for the actual start. They shot me out in front of everyone right off the bat!” Teammate David Haagsma took second place for the day and is third in points for the series. Mike Cafro also earned a spot in the top ten with seventh place and is eighth overall for the Pro class. Round 5 of WORCS’ ATV series was held May 13 in Adelanto, California.

Borich grabbed the lead in the last lap of the GNCC race to take his fifth win of the year. He appreciated the performance of his Razr rear and Razr 2 front tires: “The track turned out to be really good. It had a lot of moisture, and the tires hooked up awesome. I was literally pushing people up the hills on their rear bumpers.”  Borich was joined on the XC1 podium by Taylor Kiser in third place. Walker Fowler grabbed fifth place and Brian Wolf took seventh. Kiser, Fowler and Wolf also used the Razr rear/Razr 2 front combo. Defending champ Borich leads the XC1 standings, with Kiser and Fowler in third and fourth places and Brian Wolf in sixth.

Gabe Phillips won the XC2 class and is second in XC2 standings with three class wins. Team UXC’s Michael Swift and Cliff Beasley were fourth and fifth overall in the morning race, with Traci Cecco in sixth place. Beasley remains undefeated in the U2 class, while Swift is second overall in 4×4 Open and Cecco leads the Women’s class. Round 6 of the GNCC was held May 12-13 in Springville, Indiana.

Riding soft compound Razr TT tires, Riley made the Extreme Dirt Track (EDT) Nationals podium with second place finishes in Pro and Pro Am and a win in Pro Am Unlimited. “The track turned out pretty good. It was kind of dry and slick, and a little sandy. The tires hooked up and had really good side bite. They’re awesome. They really shine on dry, slick tracks,” he said. Daryl Rath took sixth in the Pro class and tenth in Pro Am Unlimited, while Kirby Cooke grabbed second place on the Pro Am Unlimited podium. Round 1 of the EDT Nationals was held May 12 in Kinston, North Carolina.

Maxxis thanks all of these riders for their fine performances.

About Maxxis International

For over 43 years, Maxxis International has delivered high-quality tires to both original equipment and aftermarket customers. Maxxis offers products for automotive, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn & garden and industrial use. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America, and its products are distributed in approximately 170 countries. For more information, please visit

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