Enjoys 3rd Annual Yamaha SxS & ATV Roundup
- The 3rd Annual Yamaha SxS & ATV Roundup
at Brimstone Recreation in Huntsville, TN
made for a great Labor Day weekend for all
- Jimmy Elam, Kevin Trantham and Blake
Strickland finished 1-2-3 in the ATV King of
the Mountain Challenge.
- Allen Clark, Johnny Ford and Chris
Umphrey finished 1-2-3 in the SxS King of
the Mountain Challenge.
- GBC’s Mike Lasher finished 4th in the
SxS challenge and earned the Media Trophy.
Jimmy Elam, Kevin Trantham and Blake
Strickland stand atop the podium for the
ATV King of the Mountain Challenge.
UTV: GBC Motorsports' Mike Lasher powers
his Dirt Commander-equipped Teryx over a
log obstacle on his way to a 4th place
finish in the SxS King of the Mountain
Anaheim, Calif. - September 9, 2011 - The 3rd
Annual Yamaha SxS & ATV Roundup, sponsored by
GBC Motorsports, kicked off Labor Day weekend in
style. The Brimstone Recreation Facilitiy in
Huntsville, TN was the site as a huge turnout
made the weekend-long event a fun and exciting
experience for riders and spectators alike.
The event kicked off on Friday with a Shine
and Show event that brought out some spectacular
looking machines and was followed up by a meet
‘n greet and drive-in movie at the Yamaha Event
Saturday’s events included sled pulls, mud
bogs, drag races, the ever-popular pole bend,
and even a ladies “dash-for-cash” event.
Everyone seemed to have a great time during the
competitions and there were plenty of vendors in
attendance. GBC Motorsports was on hand with an
abundance of products on display.
Later in the evening, the Half Cabin events
area was packed as country music star Tracy
Lawrence took to the stage, putting on an
impressive concert that had everyone on their
The most anticipated event of the weekend has
always been the King of the Mountain endurance
race, billed as one of the toughest endurance
races out there. The course is made up of some
extreme obstacles including creek crossings,
hill climbs and rock crossings that took their
toll on both man and machine.
24 ATV racers crowded the starting line, but
only half of those brave souls would conquer the
challenges set before them. At the outset Blake
Strickland led for most of the race, but Jimmy
Elam came from behind and overtook Strickland in
the final laps for the win. Late in the race,
Kevin Trantham made his way up from third and
made a pass on Strickland for the number two
spot. “It was a tough course, one of the
toughest I have ever raced,” said Trantham.
The SxS class had an even tougher time as
only 4 UTVs out of 16 made it through to the
finish line. The podium was comprised of Allen
Clark, Johnny Ford and Chris Umphrey, in that
order. GBC’s Mike Lasher claimed the Media
Trophy as he finished in 4th place.
The final event of the weekend was the
Moonshine Poker Run that was held on Sunday
evening under the cover of darkness. This turned
out to be one of the most successful and
enjoyable events of the weekend.
GBC Motorsports is proud to be a sponsor of
this year’s SxS & ATV Roundup. With plenty of
fun and activities for all, GBC is already
looking forward to next year’s event. For more
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