VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA – June 14, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Can-Am X-Team racers Kevin Cunningham and Bryan Buckhannon finished first and second, respectively, at the 2016 Tomahawk Grand National Cross Country series race in Odessa, N.Y. Cunningham continued the Can-Am X-Team’s winning streak to six races in a row with his impressive victory.
Cunningham Racing / Can-Am X-Team racer Kevin Cunningham edged fellow Can-Am Renegade X xc 1000R ATV pilot Bryan Buckhannon for the 4×4 Pro class victory at round eight of the GNCC series held in Odessa, N.Y.
“Our racers have definitely found their groove, having won the last six 4×4 Pro class races,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Kevin Cunningham continues to impress us with both his attitude and race-day approach. He has his Can-Am Renegade X xc 1000R ATV dialed in at every round and his current class points lead is indicative of that fact.”
The 4×4 Pro class race at round eight came down to the wire as Cunningham and Buckhannon, the defending class champion, battled for the win and a spot on the 10 a.m. overall podium. Buckhannon led the first two laps before Cunningham took over the lead for the next two loops. On the fifth-and-final lap, Cunningham and Buckhannon swapped the lead, but Cunningham again found his way to the front and took the win by eight seconds.
The reigning GNCC 4×4 Pro class champion Bryan Buckhannon, seen here leading Can-Am racer Cody Miller, has finished in the runner-up spot the last two rounds riding his Can-Am Renegade X xc 1000R 4×4 ATV.
It was the third win and sixth podium of the year for Cunningham, who also finished third on the 10 a.m. overall podium. The Renegade 1000R ATV racer now owns a 16-point lead in the race for the 4×4 Pro class championship with five rounds remaining. Buckhannon’s second straight runner-up finish has pushed him to sixth in the class standings. Rob Smith was fifth on his Can-Am Renegade ATV.
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