GNCC Racing

Team UXC Race Report: Michael Swift Wins Mountaineer Run GNCC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Team UXC/Polaris Factory Racing’s Michael Swift wins the Pro 4x4 class and the overall out of 260 racers this past weekend at round 7 of the Grand National Cross Country Series. 

Swift and teammate Kevin Trantham went 4th and 5th off the start into the woods for a two hour battle. Swift worked his way into 2nd place position by mid race, while #202 Trantham encountered a radiator problem after passing through a rock section. 

Starting the 3rd lap, Swift hit a tree stump hidden in a rock section that caused him to fall back into 4th place. Just before the start of the last lap, Swift made a charge to close the gap and catch the leaders. By the three mile marker he had done just that. On an up hill rocky section he was able to make a pass on the leader and take over the Pro 4x4 class lead with the Polaris Scrambler 850. Swift was able to hold the lead and put over a 20 second gap 

between him and 2nd place, giving Polaris Factory Racing Team another Pro Class Victory. 

“What a day! My Polaris Scrambler 850 worked excellent and took the punishment through the rocks and allowed me to make a comeback for another win. I am so proud of our team and thankful for all the products our sponsors build,” stated swift. 

Team UXC rider Don Higbee finished with another strong podium finish taking 3rd in the 40+ 4x4 class. Nic Snyckers also brought home a podium finish with a 3rd place in the 4x4 C class. 

On the UTV side, Marc Sparato claimed an impressive 2nd place finish in the Polaris Ace single seat, while teammate Josh Copeland grabbed a 4th. Michael Swift brought home a 3rd place finish in the XC2 Pro Sport Class. 

Look for Team UXC at Round 8 in Millfield, Ohio on June 6th in the ATV and UTV series. Find more information about Team UXC at