Team UXC Racing's GNCC Round 4 & 5 Race Report
05.02.12 Shelbyville, TN (05/02/2012) - Team UXC Racing's Cliff Beasley remains undefeated in the U2 class after rounds four and five of the 2012 GNCC series, while Michael Swift remains in second in points in the 4x4 Open class.
The last two rounds of the GNCC series have been good for U2 class racer Cliff Beasley. In round four, which was held at Big Buck in Union, SC, dust was an issue and caused considerable visibility problems for many racers, so Cliff Beasley knew it was important to get a good start and get ahead of the competition early in the race, so Beasley grabbed the holeshot and checked out. "I knew I needed to get as much distance as possible between me and everyone else because when we started getting into lap traffic and dust, it would slow me down a bit," said Beasley, who braved the tough conditions and took home the U2 class win.
Michael Swift was also doing well at Big Buck, despite the dusty conditions and was battling it out for the lead in the 4x4 Open class, but a mechanical issue slowed his efforts and gave him a third place finish for the day.
Round five, which was dubbed "the Mammoth" was held at Park City, TN and the Mammoth Park Resort. The new track was tight and technical, but the UXC Racing team was on top of their game and ready for the tough course.
Cliff Beasley continued to dominate at the Mammoth. The #203 racer was in second place going into the first lap, but took over the lead in lap two and pulled away. Beasley took the U2 class win by almost two minutes ahead of his closest competitor. "It feels really good to win five in a row. I really have to thank our team and all of our sponsors for helping me to keep winning," said Beasley.
The Mammoth was also a good race for #205, Michael Swift. "It was a good day. We didn't have any issues and I had a good finish," said Swift who battled his way to a close second place finish in his class. Swift is currently second in series points and only seven points off the lead, and is hoping to close the gap at the next round.
Round number six of the 2012 GNCC series will head to Springville, IN on May 12th for the Limestone 100 where another new course waits to be conquered by the UXC Racing team.
Team UXC Racing would like to thank all of our 2012 sponsors: Can-Am/BRP, Maxxis Tires, Rox Speed FX, Fly, Hi-per, Arai, Rickett, Leatt, DP, Fasst, Co., HMF, Moto-Concepts, Kal-gard, Carbo Rocket, Spider, Outerwears, Dirtworks Motorsports, Thermo Tec, SSI Decals, Four-Worx Carbon Fiber, Santor Design, Co., Scott, Evans, Can-AmTalk.com, Moto Pro Training, Twin-Air, PIAA, Hi-Tec, Americas Motorsports, Walsh Race Craft, Tireballs, ATVRiders.com, RB Components, Mike Penland Racing.