Can-Am Renegade Racer Kevin Trantham Wins Mud Mucker GNCC Morning Overall

Trantham Wins First Running of 4×4 Pro class at Florida GNCC Opener

Can-Am Riders Earn Eight 4×4 Class Podium Finishes 

 

Can-Am X-Team member and 2013 4x4 Lites class champion Kevin Trantham made the switch to a Renegade 800R X xc for the new GNCC 4x4 Pro class. He won the inaugural 4x4 Pro class event at the Mud Mucker GNCC and also took home the 10 a.m. session overall.

Can-Am X-Team member and 2013 4×4 Lites class champion Kevin Trantham made the switch to a Renegade 800R X xc for the new GNCC 4×4 Pro class. He won the inaugural 4×4 Pro class event at the Mud Mucker GNCC and also took home the 10 a.m. session overall.

Valcourt, Québec, March 11, 2014 – Can-Am® Renegade® 800R X® xc racer Kevin Trantham won the inaugural running of the 4×4 Pro class and 10 a.m. session overall at round one of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Florida. Can-Am 4×4 racers won a total of two morning classes and earned eight total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12 at the opening round of the national cross-country series.

“We’re extremely happy for Kevin Trantham and his victory in the first running of the new GNCC 4×4 Open class,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “To have him and Bryan Buckhannon go 1-2 is a great accomplishment for two proven champions and a fabulous way to start the season. We’re please with the numerous podium finishes and hope to carry this success over to this weekend’s race in Georgia.”

Kevin Trantham has now won 13 straight GNCC 4x4 class events after winning the inaugural 4x4 Pro class race at the 2014 GNCC opener in Florida.

Kevin Trantham has now won 13 straight GNCC 4×4 class events after winning the inaugural 4×4 Pro class race at the 2014 GNCC opener in Florida.

 

The AMA-sanctioned 2014 GNCC series, presented by MAXXIS, kicked off its season at a new location, the Moose Racing Mud Mucker in Bunnell, Fla. The venue and Mud Mucker course proved to be a true fit for its moniker, offering a very wet and challenging course. Classes included youth, amateur and Pro and the 2014 opener also featured the debut of the new 4×4 Pro and WXC Premier Women’s classes.

Trantham, who won the 2013 4×4 Lites championship, completed all five laps on his Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc in a time of 2:01:00 to notch his first win of the year and first career morning overall finish. He also extended his GNCC 4×4-class winning streak to 13 races. Trantham has now won 44 4×4 class races since 2010.

“This is the sweetest win so far. The new 4×4 Pro class is great, going up against the best-of-the-best and coming out on top. I am just so happy for this,” said Trantham. ”The Can-Am worked awesome and was pulling like crazy. My Can-Am was packed full of mud and it worked like a charm.”

 

Reigning GNCC 4x4 Open class champ Bryan Buckhannon also competed in the 4x4 Pro class and took second on a Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc.

Reigning GNCC 4×4 Open class champ Bryan Buckhannon also competed in the 4×4 Pro class and took second on a Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc.

Can-Am racer and multi-time 4×4 Open class title holder Bryan Buckhannon, who recorded a perfect season a year ago and then retired, came out of ATV retirement this year to do battle in the new 4×4 Pro class aboard a Renegade 4×4. He took second to Trantham by roughly a minute. Buckhannon has amassed 59 wins since 2006, but earned his first trip to the morning overall podium since round 11 of 2012. Can-Am X-Team and Renegade pilot Jordan Phillips finished fourth and BNR Motorsports / Rob Smith took sixth place.

The other Can-Am racer to win his class was Terry Whiteside who won the 4×4 Senior (40+) class. Whiteside had four wins a year ago to go along with seven podiums, but ended up sixth overall after missing six rounds. The GNCC veteran started the new season off with a bang, beating reigning class champion and fellow Can-Am racer Forrest Whorton by less than two minutes for the win in Florida. Can-Am 4×4 ATV racers also earned four other podiums. Tanner Bowles and Michael Edwards finished second and third in the 4×4 A/B class, while Willilam Dodson and Brent Tindall did the same, respectively, in the 4×4 C division.

Can-Am Renegade 800R 4x4 pilot Jordan Phillips took fourth in the new 4x4 Pro class at the Mud Mucker GNCC in Florida.

Can-Am Renegade 800R 4×4 pilot Jordan Phillips took fourth in the new 4×4 Pro class at the Mud Mucker GNCC in Florida.

 

The next stop on the GNCC series tour is March 15-16, at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga. This event will also host round one of the six-round UTV series.

For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2014 schedule, the contingency program and all amateur racer support programs, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

 

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