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Borich Makes GNCC History With 69th Career Win at Round 3 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series
MORGANTON, N.C. (March 30, 2014) - It's been a long time coming for five-time GNCC Champion Chris Borich, who secured a record breaking 69 th career win at Saturday's FMF Steele Creek GNCC in Morganton, N.C. Borich was using VP MRX02.
With steady rainfall throughout the day, Round 3 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, saw challenging conditions, but that didn't stop Borich from claiming the victory and regaining the championship points lead. Borich's record-breaking victory didn't come without a challenge, as DWT Racing's Jarrod McClure put in a hard fight to finish only three seconds behind the reigning champ.
N-Fab AmPro Yamaha's Walker Fowler grabbed the $250 Twin Air/DeRisi Racing XC1 Holeshot Award and challenged McClure for the lead early on. Fowler soon made a pass for the lead but unfortunately the previous points leader got stuck behind a lapped rider and lost several positions in the meantime.
And that's when things really began to click for Jarrod McClure. The Pennsylvania native capitalized on his early lead, as he was able to set the pace early on. It didn't take long for Team Maxxis' Borich to make his way to the front, though, and from there the duo battled it out for the lead position. McClure threw down some of the fastest lap times of the race, and he even passed the reigning champ on a few different occasions, which made for an exciting battle for the North Carolina fans. In the end, Borich was able to hold off McClure to capture a big win at Round 3, with the second place finisher just three seconds back.
"I wasn't expecting it but my big thing was to go out there and try to win this race and get a points lead," Borich said. "I knew it was going to be a tough race, you had to pay attention out there, be smooth and watch the lines. I'm not going to lie, seeing Walker ride to the starting line first really burned me up so I wanted more than anything to get that points lead back in my possession."
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,500 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
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