Team UXC Racing
GNCC Rd One: Moose Racing River Ranch
Rolling into the track in River Ranch Florida Team UXC racing had many things to celebrate and with a new season firing off in the sandy soil of central Florida it was time to make history. This year’s track would include many things similar to years past but according to many the dust had to be the biggest obstacle.
Team owner and racer Michael Swift spoke candidly about the team’s time in Florida right up to race day as well as his thoughts on his performance at the first GNCC of 2013. “We had a great week prior to the race, training and figuring out settings on our race rigs. Although we did fine tune the machines, for the most part we had our Renegade ready for battle. We spent all day Thursday with Custom Axis tuning the shocks and we are really happy with the results of that testing”. Swift is racing the U2 class this year and starting off on the third row in the morning race Swift was able to get into the second place spot right off the start. “The dust was absolutely horrible and it wasn’t until we ran into the trees and the darker soil and the dust thinned out that we could see what was in front of us” noted Swift.
Swift recorded the second fastest lap time of the morning for his effort on the first lap but in an instant his race had ended. “Out of nowhere we lost a belt” says Swift. “Preparation is the key and there are many individual things that go into Team UXC’s race program but sometimes it just doesn’t go like you want it too. Our Custom Axis shocks were working so good and the Rotax power in our Renegade was unstoppable but it wasn’t meant to be so we have to dig our heels in an push forward”. Encouraged by the great results of his limited time on the 2013 Can-Am Renegade XXC Swift says he is ready for the next round in Washington Ga.
Team UXC racings #640 Don Higbee however had a little better day as he finished second in the 4X4 senior class. Higbee who is used to wide open desert racing says he really enjoyed the terrain and just like his teammate he just wanted a little less dust.
“I just want to thank Michael Swift and all of our great sponsors because the G2 Can-Am Outlander was running flawless. Swift sets up my quad and I just couldn’t believe just how well it worked”. Higbee was able to grab second place off the start of the race and maintain it until the third lap when a few bottlenecks kept him slowed. “I rolled back to third for just a bit but after getting a great line I made my way back into second and turned on the gas until the end”. Don plans on racing all thirteen rounds of the years GNCC series and has his sights on a successful year.
Team UXC would like to thank each and every one of the sponsors who have put for the extra effort to make their program fast in 2013. “We are so happy and excited with our 2013 Can-Am Renegade XXC and this G2 chassis as well as our new shock program from Custom Axis” explained Swift.
The next round of the GNCC race series tips off in one week in Washington Ga at Aonia pass. GNCC’s The General is known for moderate dust with no rain and moderate to severe mud and slick clay combined with many pine trees if it rains. Team UXC racing is ready no matter what the conditions!
Team UXC Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2013 season:
CAN-AM BRP – MAXXIS – ROX Speed FX - CAN-AMTALK.COM - CUSTOM AXIS Shocks - SSI Decals – EVANS Coolant
FLY – HIPER - RICOHETTE - LEATT – DP Brakes – FASST - CARBO ROCKET – HMF - MOTO CONCEPTS - KAL-GARD – SPIDER Grips – OUTERWEARS – DIRTWORKS - THERMO TEC - FOURWORX CARBON - SANTOR DESIGN – SCOTT - MOTO PRO - TWIN AIR – PIAA - HI-TEC - AMERICAS MOTORSPORTS - DRIVEN POWERSPORTS - TIRE BLOCKS – R+B COMPONENTS - MIKE PENLAND RACING - WALSH