FOX athlete triumphs in round five of ATV cross-country race series
Defending champion Chris Borich took his fourth win of the season in the XC1 Pro Class of the 2012 GNCC series at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Ky.
04.30.12 FOX athlete Chris Borich met new challenges at Park Mammoth Resort in the fifth round of the 2012 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series but overcame the odds that the new course presented and topped the pro ATV podium once again.
A parks new course had predominately tight, technical trails that presented few opportunities to pass. The course also had many rocky sections that tested racers nerves and the limits of their suspension. Even with the many challenges along the way, Borich was able to come out on top.
"The track really got rough out there, but it was a lot of fun and my FOX suspension really helped out, even in the rocky sections," Borich said.
As he left the starting line of the two hour race, Borich knew he would have to play it smart. He held back for the first lap to get a feel for the track, but in the second lap he began to move forward.
Borich moved from fourth to second place by the end of the second lap and began fighting for the lead.
"We were really battling it out up front, but I think I had an advantage with the way my quad was handling so well," Borich said.
Borich is known for his come-from-behind tactics and waited until the final lap to make his move for the lead. Just moments from the finish line, Borich saw the opportunity he was looking for and made the pass, taking his fourth pro ATV win of the season.
"I really have to thank FOX for all the hard work they have done to help me out this season and help get me to the top of the podium. Like I said, it was rough out there and I couldnt have done it without a great setup," Borich said.
Round six of the 2012 GNCC series, the Limestone 100 race, will take place on May 12 in Springville, Ind.