Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing’s Chris Borich picked up his fourth victory of the 2009 Can-Am GNCC season at the Mountain Ridge race in Somerset, Pennsylvania, this past weekend. The exciting race saw Borich get a mid-pack start and then move quickly to the front of the pack on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450. Borich took over second place and battled for the lead right up to the last lap, when he took over the lead and got the win. This victory follows up Borich’s win at the last round, where he moved into the points lead in the overall championship standings.
“It feels really good to put my Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 up on the podium again. I can’t say enough about Suzuki and Yoshimura – they have my bike dialed-in and it gets the job done when I need it to. Overall, having a 12-point lead is really a confidence-booster for me. I thought having that DNF a few rounds back would have been a problem and would make it harder to get back up there in points but I have recovered from that sooner than I thought I would.
“Now I feel ready for the next round, whether it’s dry or muddy. We are prepared for just about anything. I usually do well in Ohio, so I’m looking forward to putting my Rockstar Makita Suzuki back on the podium again at round eight. I have been working hard for so long to take a championship.
I’m really hoping that this is my year.”
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next .the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio, the weekend of June 6-7, 2009.
AMA GNCC XC1 Pro Top 10 Finishers:
1. Chris Borich, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing
2. Adam McGill, KTM
3. Brandon Sommers, Yamaha
4. Taylor Kiser, Yamaha
5. Bill Balance, Yamaha
6. Bryan Cook, Honda
7. Jarrod McClure, Yamaha
8. Donald Ockerman, Yamaha
9. Ryan Lane, Honda
10. Duane Johnson, Honda