Borich and Suzuki Dominate "The Triton"
Chris Borich charging at The Triton
Brea, CA - March 3, 2008
- Suzuki rider Chris Borich dominated the first
round of the GNCC Championship series at the
Kempfer Ranch in Melbourne, Florida. Known as
"The Triton" this event is a tough test of man
Borich, from Sunbury PA, rode his Suzuki
QuadRacer R450 to a commanding victory, pulling
to a nearly two minute margin of victory at the
checkers. The new track was a real challenge to
all riders and Borich felt that his QuadRacer
helped make the winning difference.
Borich Takes First Podium with Suzuki
"The track was much rougher than in the
past," the 25 year old Borich said after the
event. "Palmetto roots everywhere, heat, holes,
trees, it was a tough one. I love this Suzuki.
It's my first race on it, but as soon as I got
on the bike I was comfortable."
The race went well for Borich. He was jostled
a bit off the start then steadily picked off
riders, and passed into the lead on lap two.
"The early leaders got tired pretty quickly and
I was able to get past them. Once I got into the
lead - I just took off."
Asked how he rated the overall performance of
the Suzuki, seven year Pro-class veteran Borich
said, "Awesome! The best bike I've been on. I've
ridden other brands, but this thing just blows
them away. The Suzuki has a really low center of
gravity, is super fast and responsive, the front
end is great... the whole package makes it easy
to go fast on. Those other guys were getting
beat up by the track. I had an advantage with
Borich's plan is to take the Championship one
race at a time. Sunday's result was obviously
just part of the plan. The series continues next
weekend in Washington, GA.
Suzuki - Rockstar - Yoshimura - MSR - Pro Taper
- TPC Power Center - Walsh - Blingstar - Fox -
Maxxis - Hinson - Rath - Quad Tech - Tire Balls
- Tribal Carbon Fiber - Acerbis - Scott -
Hyperwheels - Shoei
1. Chris Borich
2. Bryan Cook
3. Bill Ballance
4. Taylor Kiser
5. Adam McGill
Photos by Harlen Foley