Racing’s CanAm Team Stomps Yadkinville with Four
Round 11 of the Can Am GNCC Series was held
in the beautiful wine country of the Yadkin
Valley located in North Carolina. This stop of
the series is notorious for being one of the
tightest tracks of the year posing twists and
turns that will wreak havoc on machines and
riders as speeds are lower and finesse rules the
day. Can-Am Warnert Racing’s riders were prepped
and the machines were readied for the grueling
two hour off road event.
The weather was tailor made for outdoor
activity as warm sunny skies greeted the racers.
Dry conditions in this region would raise the
possibility that dust could slow riders even
more as visibility shortened and the track
becomes choked with dust. Our Warnert racers
would have a tough day ahead of them.
4x4 Lites racer Cliffton Beasley would face
off once again with fellow Can Am rider Jerime
Dudding as the pair battled each other and the
conditions. With the championship won, Beasley
could relax and race for the win without worry
of the points battle. When the dust settled,
Dudding edged out Beasley by mere seconds to
claim his second class victory of the season.
Beasley’s second place finish marked his 10th
race of the season, finishing 2nd or better!
4x4 Limited has been owned by CanAm Warnert
Racing’s Michael Swift this season, and marking
the second team member to lock in a class
championship, Swift would be riding for this win
with an awe inspiring season already behind him.
Swift jumped out to the early lead and continued
his domination of the 4x4 Limited Class,
securing his 9th win of the 2007 season.
4x4 Open riders Richard Cecco and Scott Kilby
took aim to win this event and carry the Warnert
Racing momentum forward in yet another class
stocked full of talent. Racing the largest
machines in one of the most competitive classes
is always a challenge and the duo combined for a
2nd and 3rd place finish respectively. The tight
and twisting layout and slower speeds did not
favor the big 4x4 machines however both riders
put in great rides in conditions that tested the
riders and Can-Am Outlander 800's. Fellow Can-Am
rider Bryan Buckhannon was able to slip around
Cecco who had the lead and take the win which
now places emphasis on the remaining 2 rounds of
competition as Kilby and Cecco both strive to
win the 4x4 Open Class and provide Warnert
Racing with a 4x4 Sweep.
The series heads north to Ohio for round 12
to be held at Powerline Park on October 13th.
With varying terrain and conditions expected to
highly favor our Warnert Racing Team, look for
more wins as the final rounds start to draw a
spectacular season to a close!