NEW BERLIN, NY (September 13, 2009) Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich returned from the GNCC ATV Series summer break with a vengeance, winning round 10 handily at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, NY, this past weekend. Powered by VP’s MRX01 racing fuel, Borich currently leads the title chase by more than 50 points and has won a remarkable seven out of 10 races so far this year.
Joining Borich on the starting line was newly crowned 2009 AMA ATV Motocross Champion Dustin Wimmer. With Wimmer’s own series over for the year, the two-time ATV Champion decided to try out the GNCC. Also using MRX01, he rode an impressive first race on a specially prepared Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 in the cross-country event and finished 14th.
“I got off to about a mid-pack start and worked my way into the top five pretty quickly,” Borich said. “Once I was in the top five, I just kind of put it in cruise control because I wanted to get a good feel for the track. On the last lap I went for it and got in the lead. Once I got out front, I really put the hammer down and put about a 20-second lead on everyone. Taking the win this weekend has me pretty pumped for the next round. I think if I can finish eight points ahead of Taylor Kiser at the next round, I will have the championship wrapped up. I really want to win it and give Suzuki a championship.”
“I’m definitely not used to cross-country racing, but I had fun out there,” said Wimmer: “Even though I had a bike built for this race, I was still a little unprepared, but I didn’t have any problems - it ran great and handled pretty good. You definitely have to use different lines and be able to remember them the next time around, which is a little hard if you aren’t used to it. I have to fly out to California soon to have the screws taken out of my shoulder so I probably won’t be able to do any more GNCC races except for the Ironman (final round), which I’m looking forward to.”