Bryan Buckhannon Race Report - GNCC Rounds 1 & 2
Buck hungry for a 6th National GNCC Championship in 2013[caption id="attachment_502" align="alignnone" width="700"] Bryan Buckhannon (ATV Parts Plus / Can-Am X-Team / Lazer Star Lights) won the 4x4 Open class on his Outlander 800R 4x4 with no power steering.[/caption] River Ranch, FL - Round 1 of the 2013 GNCC series kicked off in the sandy course of River Ranch, FL, with none other than five time national champion Bryan Buckhannon grabbing the holeshot on his Can-Am 4x4 Outlander. Second lap around Buck's machine lost its power steering, however Bryan still captured 1st overall in the 4x4 Open class, manhandling his ATV through rough Floridan sand sections. Bryan brought home 4x4 open win maintaining 2nd overall of all the sport utilities. Buckhannon wrapped up River Ranch with a 4th place overall finish of the entire morning class. The General, Washington, GA - Northward in the southern states Round 2 took place at The General in Washington, GA. Buck got another good jump off the Georgia clay, coming 2nd out of the first turn, only to lead by the end of the first lap. As luck would have it, Buck was fated for another relentless full body workout. Midway through the race his machine lost power steering again. Despite the electrical difficulties, Bryan won the 4x4 open class, placed 3rd in utility, and 6th overall of the morning riders. The first round of UTV racing kicked off at the General. In the XC1 class drivers Nick Stafford and Bryan Buckhannon managed a poor start on row 4, however steadily picked off drivers through the woods aboard their Can-Am Maverick. Pinching their Maverick through narrow tree lines, going from 4 wheels to 2 wheels, the Can-Am pilots brought home the Maverick into 7th place.
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