Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift would leave the starting line of the 4x4 Pro Class near the rear of the pack. They would pilot their Scrambler XP 850s towards the front where Trantham would make a pass for the lead. Trantham would hold off the field and maneuver through the lap traffic to take his second win of the season and the overall. Swift would lose a belt near the finish of the race and, with pure dedication, push his vehicle through the finish line to finish sixth.
As part of Polaris’ new partnership of the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class, The General would be the first race of the season to offer the class.
Six Polaris ACE vehicles would enter to vie to be the first Single Seat winner for the season. Sam Yokley, nephew to Polaris Factory Racer William Yokley, would take the checkered flag of the three-lap race. Doug Fortner of Brocton, NY would take second and Josh Copeland, racing as part of Team UXC Racing, would take third.
Team UXC Racing would be out at full force at GNCC’s First Round, Wild Boar, in Palatka, Fla., and would go one, two both in the 4x4 Pro Class and overall, with the Scrambler XP 850 EPS.
After starting mid-pack, Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift would pull the lead on the second lap with Michael Swift in front and teammate Kevin Trantham in second. During lap three, Swift encountered a lapped rider which gave Trantham the opportunity to capture the lead. The duo crossed the finished line grabbing the top two podium positions in the Pro 4x4 class. Trantham and Swift also secured the top two overall podium positions for the morning ATV race.
All Team UXC members completed Round 1 with good standings. Don Higbee finished with a third place finish in the 4x4 Senior class. Higbee battled for the lead throughout the race. Graham Widdicombe lined up in the 4x4 A/B class alongside teammate Chris Robinson. Robinson made a rare appearance at Round 1 after the TORN Round 1 was canceled due to inclement weather. He came away with a respectable second place finish. Widdicombe encountered issues in the last lap of the race that set him back to a ninth place finish. Nic Snyckers wrapped up a fourth place finish in the 4x4 Novice class.