— GNCC ROUND 2, PART OF DAYTONA WEEK —
Photos by stephentripp.com
Everyone loves to head down to Florida in March to kickoff the new racing season. During the week when ATVs were racing in Daytona’s supercross, the cross-country boys were running in the woods about an hour north of there. Palatka, Florida is where the second round of the GNCC series took place, which is known as the Wild Boar. A large herd of UTVs were signed up to take on the tough course laid out through the thick vegetation of central Florida’s jungles.
GNCC events start in an open field area with wide turns marked off, left and right, to get the UTVs set up to head onto the tighter woods trails. After a number of miles the course loops back to the start area for more laps. Here we see Cody Miller in his Yamaha YXZ1000R battling with Kyle Chaney in his Can-Am X3.
It’s much tougher to pass in the tight woods, so the drivers really make an effort to do that each time they lap back to the open field area where most of the spectators are. Here is Hunter Miller with the throttle pinned in his Can-Am X3 making sure to stay ahead of the aggressive pack behind him.
Cody Miller left the Wild Boar race with second place points. Kevin Trantham took first in his Polaris RZR. There are 13 events in the GNCC series, so the boys still have a ways to go to determine who wins the overall title for 2018. The action will only get more intense.