Pataskala, OH (10/28/2018) –
Can-Am/XPS Lubricants/CT Raceworx/Evolution Powersports driver Kyle Chaney scored his fourth straight victory in the GNCC Series finale for the UXC1 Pro Turbo UTV Class in his Evolution Powersports Tuned X3 at the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, IN. After winning the most races of the season, he finished second in points, just six points back.
While developing Can-Am’s Maverick X3, Chaney experienced bad luck at the first two rounds, but he rebounded quickly to win four straight and stay right in contention for the title. Can-Am teammate Hunter Miller won the title. “I had a couple of bad rounds, so I knew I had to win out to have a shot,” said Chaney. “That’s what we did and it came down the last race. I’m happy that Hunter was able to get it done.”
The race marked the final event in which GNCC will sanction UTV racing in its cross country races, making the win both special and historic. Chaney also finished second in the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League title chase, interestingly, also on the merit of four victories. Finishing second in two competitive national series was no easy feat.
“I was excited to get the win in the last-ever GNCC UTV race,” said Chaney. “Unfortunately, it was some bad luck and that cost us the championship. We finished second in two national championships this year. We had four wins in both series and had more wins than anyone else. So I’m satisfied with our results.”Chaney showed just how competitive the Can-Am X3 could be in two very different disciplines of racing: cross country and short course. It also showed his experience and acumen as a driver.
“Without the Can-Am Maverick X3, this wouldn’t have been possible,” said Chaney. “We’ll go into next year after learning a lot this year. We’ll definitely be ready to roll.”That 2019 season will be a busy one for Chaney. With the demise of GNCC’s UTV classes, he’s still planning a busy year of racing.“I’m planning to do the King of the Hammers and then I’ll do all three of the Greaves races,” said Chaney. “I’ll do Lucas Midwest and some Lucas Oil West Coast rounds, both in the UTV and in the trucks. We also plan to do the Heartland Challenge and may head out west to do the UTV World Championship.” Chaney will kick off his 2019 season at the King of the Hammers. The “Ultimate Desert Race” is scheduled for February 1-9 in Johnson Valley, CA. Kyle Chaney 2018 Sponsors: Can-Am Off-Road, Maxxis Tires, CT Race Worx, XPS Lubricants, FOX, DWT Racing, Factory UTV, Ballistic Performance Components LLC, Bell Powersports, SCOTT Sports, The Tire Ball Company (TireBalls), Rival Motorsports, EVO Powersports, SSI Decals, Beard Seats, DP Brakes, STM Powersports, MPI Wheels, Gates belts, Addict Racing Engines, Millennium technology's, NSK Bearings, Keller Ball Joints