Team UXC Racing Steele Creek GNCC Shelbyville Tennesse. At the third round of the GNCC series Team UXC racings Michael Swift challenged his competition with a revised machine. “We had a difficult start to the 2013 season but at round three we shook the mechanical gremlin and took our Team UXC racing Can-Am Renegade Xxc to the top” says Swift. The Podium was stuffed with Can-Am machines but for the U2 Class the number 207 would take home the number one spot. “I think I was third on the first lap and got hung up behind a few other riders but put my head down to get to that number one spot. I then noticed I couldn’t see my fuel gauge and though I might be low on fuel.
So i stopped on the third lap for a splash and a fresh pair of goggles” explained Swift.
This is where Swift would be passed by his closest competition. “After a tough battle I was able to regain the number one position near the finish line” says Swift. Being on the podium again was a great feeling for the Team UXC racing rider and with many thanks to his very valuable sponsors Swift took the time to give a shout out to his friend Josh Fredrick who was recently hospitalized due to a racing injury. “I just want to dedicate this race to my friend Josh Fredrick and our thoughts are with him as well as his family that are going through this with him” said Swift. Not only did the 207 Team UXC racing machine take first in its class but it also scored an impressive fourth place overall for the day.
Don Higbee also had a great day of racing and seems to be finally getting into the groove aboard his Can-Am Renegade 800. Higbee finished the day in fourth place in the 4X4 senior class and feels he is getting a grip on the pace and things he needs for his mental as well as physical toughness. “Our Can-Am Renegade performed very well today and I have nothing but great things to say about the entire package.
The Custom Axis suspension works so good and our Maxxis Viper tires really help put the power of our machine to the ground.” explained Higbee. The Team UXC racings number 640 ran in the fifth place most all day after a great start and was able to take one more spot before the finish line. “I just have to keep in mind that I need plenty of hydration for these races and my physical performance is getting better because of it” said Higbee. Don is from Casper Wyoming and is the only rider that far west to commit to the entire GNCC series for 2013 and is currently also leading the points standings!
Just a few spots behind Don, Carl Vella and his number 319 Team UXC racing Can-Am Renegade 800 made his way into the checkers with an 8th
place finish. Vella continually gained ground on his competition from a first lap of 10th
to eight on the third where he would finish the day at Steele Creek. Carl’s Can-Am Renegade ran strong all day. “ The terrain at Steele creek was really challenging with the more mountainous course. I felt comfortable on the Team UXC racing Can-Am Renegade 800 Swift had prepared for me though and overall had a great day.” explained Vella.
Having ridden a bone stock Can-Am Outlander in Ga and jumping on to a professionally prepped Renegade by Michael Swift here at Steele Creek Vella feels his results will be getting better for it as the season progresses.
Team UXC Racing moves into a short break with the next round of GNCC racing being the Big Buck at the Union South Carolina track known for its big creek jump and the chance for thick dusty conditions.
Team UXC Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2013 season:
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