KR4 Performance Round 2 of GNCC UTV Racing

KR4 Performance Round 2 of GNCC UTV Racing

vendor.2014.kr4performance.polaris-side-x-side-bigbuck-unload-from-trailer.jpgThe Big Buck Raceway, located in Union, South Carolina, was home to Round 2 of GNCC UTV racing action. Thousands of spectators and hundreds of racers were in attendance. The red clay track was extremely dusty at the beginning of the race, making visibility a real issue, but thanks to our Fly helmets and goggles, the KR4 drivers’ eyes were protected from the elements. The weather was awesome for this race; 80 degrees and sunny.

The track was challenging and very rough, but thankfully all four of our machines are equipped with Summers Brothers Axles, so broken axles were not an issue for the KR4 Team, unlike many other race buggies. As the green flag dropped, the KR4-backed #591 buggy of driver Pat McGuire and special guest co-driver Steven Rice (from the internet talk show Seat Time) darted to the front of the 3rd row and set their sights on the Top 10 XC1 veterans.

The 591 car pilot made a rookie mistake of resting a foot on the brake pedal, which boiled the brake fluid, but the superior quality of DP Brakes allowed us to retain stellar stopping power. The conditions couldn’t get much better: there were some awesome field sections with several whoops where the 591 was able to make passes thanks to the smooth ride of our premium Custom Axis Shocks and the extra power provided by the VP Racing Fuel in our tank. The woods sections were pretty tight in places and ended up damaging a lot of the other entries’ suspension parts and bumpers. Our four Racer Tech-backed KR4 buggies didn’t have any worries, as the high-quality Racer Tech products enabled them to withstand the bumps and bruises dished out by the course.

The #591 had lost its 4-wheel drive early on, but this did not seem to slow them down much thanks to the grip that the Kenda Tires with Tireballs provided. At the checkered flag, the 591 buggy ended up a solid 7th overall, which we were pretty pleased with considering there were over 70 entries in the UTV race. Not bad for having a bunch of first-year rookies behind the wheel!

There are two KR4 Arrive-n-Ride UTVs available for the remaining GNCC and AWRCS events. Contact KR4 UTV Team Manager Pat McGuire to get your ride reserved! 740-238-1940 

Thank you to all of our sponsors: KR4, Tireballs, RacerTech, AWRCS, Summers Bros. Racing, Custom Axis, VP Racing Fuels, DP Brakes, Kenda Tires, Stickman Graphics, FLY Racing, Moody’s Polaris, Amsoil, Offroadmotorsports, Keizer Wheels, Spider Graphics.  

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