Michael Swift and Cliff Beasley Wins at Steel Creek GNCC

Published on March th, 2011

It was another triumphant weekend for the UXC Racing team as both Cliff Beasley and Michael Swift charged ahead to take their class wins, while Michael Swift would also end his day on the morning podium at round number three of the 2011 GNCC series.

Steel Creek in Morganton, NC was the hosting facility for the weekend’s events. Track conditions were near perfect and the rain that had been predicted, held off for Saturday’s ATV races. With conditions so ideal it was no wonder that the team was able to excel once again.

In the 4×4 Open class, Michael Swift charged off the start and soon made the pass on Zac Zakowski to take over the lead in the first lap, but Swift had company in the way of Bryan Buckhannon and Rick Cecco, who were in hot pursuit. Despite the pressure, Swift kept his lead but fell to third after stopping in the pits. Swift quickly regained his lead in the next lap and checked out on the competition taking the 4×4 Open class win. Swift finished over two minutes ahead of second place and his time of 02:11:51, also earned him third overall, giving him the final spot on the morning podium. “It was a really fun race. Bryan and Rick and I were all pretty close so it made things pretty interesting out there, but I was able to pull away and take the win. Everything has been working really well for us so far this season and I’m glad to be able to put our sponsor’s names on the podium,” said Swift.

Cliff Beasley had been feeling a bit under the weather just days before the race, but he did not let that get in his way as he charged his way to his third straight win of the season in the U2 class. Beasley was in about fourth off the line but took the lead shortly into the first lap. Even though he was still feeling a bit ill, Beasley checked out on the competition, eventually taking the U2 class win by almost 8.5 minutes. “I’m glad I was still able to go out there and win. I’ve been not feeling well so that held me back a bit. I think I could have made the podium if I were feeling 100%,” said Beasley, who has every intension of making it to the podium at the next round in South Carolina.

Round four of the 2011 GNCC series is the Big Buck round that will be held in Union, South Carolina on April 9th, where the UXC team plans to keep winning and to top the podium.

UXC Racing would like to thank all of our 2011 sponsors: Can-Am, Maxxis Tires, PIAA, Santor Design, Co., Fox Racing Shox, CarboRocket, Paragon ATV by High-Tec, Tireballs, Kal-Guard, Ricochet Offroad Armor, Spider Grips, Cycra, Rox, Evans Coolant, Fourwerx Carbon, SSI Decals, DP Brakes, Outerwears, ATR, Cool It Thermo Tec, Moto Pro Training, Fly, High-Tech, MX Prints.com, ATVRiders.com, Flexx, Scott, Twin Air, Rath Racing, Arai, Leatt, HMF, Hiper, America’s Motor Sports, Bopp Racing Components, Cyclops, Mike Penland Racing, RB Components.

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