Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Joe0
VIDEO, Maxxis Sweeps GNCC Maxxis General Pro Podium; Fowler Walks to 3rd Place
In an ending that would have only seemed possible in a movie, Walker Fowler walked to third place in XC1 Pro at the GNCC’s Round 2, the Maxxis General. Maxxis swept the XC1 top four at the race, held March 17 in Washington, Georgia, with Chris Borich earning his second win of the year.
Displaying extraordinary determination after his ATV failed near the finish, Fowler and his team pushed the bike around the rest of the course. When that was no longer possible, last year’s undefeated XC2 champ was aided in walking, thoroughly exhausted, to the finish line. “It went real well,” said Fowler. “I got a holeshot with my Maxxis tires. They hooked up awesome. I led the first part of the race and then had a rookie error getting stuck in the mud hole and got behind everybody. But I just hung in there all day and positioned myself in a good spot the last lap and me and another Maxxis rider, Chris Borich, duked it out. I had a little issue at the end with a possible [motor failure] but we pushed it in and I’m glad to be on the podium finally.”
After a close race, Borich won in the last lap, and went on to praise the performance of his Maxxis tires. “We got off to a good start,” he said. “It looked like I was going to get the holeshot, but [another rider] came into me; actually, I felt his tire hit my back at one point he came up so hard, but all in all it was a great day out there. It was a good track. I can’t thank Maxxis tires enough. I’m getting good starts and just being able to go through mud holes to the slick corners. I mean, this clay here gets super slick.” Taylor Kiser took second place in XC1 for Maxxis, with Brian Wolf in fourth.
Riders on Razrs also did well in XC2 Pro Lites, taking both the win and third place. Gabe Phillips took the victory and was joined on the podium by Nathan Thomas.
In the morning race, Traci Cecco won the Women’s class and took third overall. Cliff Beasley of Team UXC Racing took first in U2 and fifth overall on Bighorn 2.0 tires.
After two races, defending champ Borich leads the XC1 standings, with Fowler in third place and Kiser, Wolf and Mark Notman in eighth, ninth and tenth places. Thomas is second in XC2 points, while Phillips is fifth. Cecco and Beasley lead their respective classes.
Maxxis congratulates Chris Borich and Gabe Philips on their victory and thanks all of its riders for their fine performances.
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