Can-Am's 2008 GNCC Team
by: Jason Weigandt
Thursday, October 25, 2007 | 1:00 AM
Can-Am Press Release
BRP's 2008 Can-Am RACE TEAMS TAKING SHAPE
Several Big Names Have Signed to Race Can-Am ATVs Next Season; More Announcements to Come
In 2008, the manufacturer's position is reaffirmed as it signed top pro riders and will go back to the track with an even stronger racing effort on both the West and
"We had spent this last season looking at the top racers in every major ATV series across
Warnert Racing / Can-Am X-Team ”“ Can-Am GNCC
The Warnert Racing / Can-Am X-Team effort in the GNCC series will be substantial with a few new faces for 2008. In addition to contesting in several utility classes and the U2 class, the Can”Ã¢Am X-Team will field riders in the XC 1 class aboard DS 450 ATVs.
Chris Bithell will race his DS 450 in the woods across the eastern
Warnert Racing will have one other pilot in the XC 1 Pro class, Chris Jenks. This woods racer has made a name for himself in the afternoon sessions jumping from the Pro-Am ranks to the Pro class two years ago. Last year, Jenks took the overall two times in a row. Next year the racer looks forward to the championship battle aboard a DS 450.
Scott Kilby will focus on the GNCC campaign in the 4x4 Open class aboard his Outlander 800 ATV. Kilby is one of the hardest workers on the course and will contest for wins and championships in 2008.
Coming fresh off a championship GNCC season in the 4x4 Open class, Rick Cecco will switch machines and race a Can-Am Renegade 800 in the U2 class. Cecco finished the 2007 season strong with a championship in the 4x4 Open class; he looks forward to another championship in a new class.
Contesting the 4x4 Limited class aboard an Outlander 800 for the Warnert Racing / Can-Am X-Team will be Michael Swift. This focused racer has numerous GNCC championships under his belt, and will be the defending champion in the class for 2008. He will be a threat to "three-peat" in the class.
Finally, in the GNCC 4x4 Lites class, Cliff Beasley was unstoppable aboard his Outlander 500. For 2008, he will defend his class championship against a host of other racers who will be out to beat him from the moment the flag drops.