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After a superb start to the 2016 Grand National Cross Country season, Pro 4x4 riders Michael Swift and Kevin Trantham were ready to get it done again. Both riders got off the line mid-pack and made good progress through the course. At the end of lap one, Swift and Trantham were sitting second and third, pushing hard for the lead. Before the end of lap 2, they’d moved up to first and second with a 20 second lead. Swift and Trantham looked comfortable up front but were still setting a superb pace. Their machines were working perfectly and looked set to take another one, two finish. With almost a minute lead over third place, Swift hit a tree branch that took out his fan. This caused his motor to overheat and he had to pull off the pace. That left Trantham up front, still with an impressive lead, to take the checker flag and make it another Team UXC/Polaris Factory win.
Teammates Michael Swift, on his No. 202 Scrambler XP 1000 EPS, and Kevin Trantham, on his No. 209 Scrambler XP 1000 EPS, started mid pack off the line and quickly worked their way to the front. The duo would swap positions throughout the race with Swift ultimately finishing first and Trantham second.
Swift and Trantham would also line up their RZR S 1000 for the XC1 Pro class. Swift would take fourth while Trantham twelfth due to a mud trap he encountered.
In its second year being offered, the GNCC Single-Seat classes saw 11 racers, the most entries to date, line up in the SSXC class. Robert Boyton would take the win with Team UXC/Polaris Factory Racer Torey Rush taking second and Dillon Harper took third. Polaris Factory Racers Sam Yokley and Jesi Stracham would finish in the top five with a fourth and fifth. Team UXC/Polaris Factory Racer Becky Widdicome, from the United Kingdom, would take seventh.