Chris Borich- East Coast ATV Pro GNCC Racer
Can-Am GNCC series resumed from its summer
break with the GEICO Mountain Ridge GNCC in
Somerset, PA. The facility is noted for it’s
rocky trails that can sometimes be quite hazardous
to riders, but the rocks didn’t seem
to bother Chris Borich one bit. Chris managed
to grab the win and take the points lead over
Bill Ballance. Borich and Ballance have been
dueling back and forth for the points lead
through the entire series, with Ballance trying
to claim his 8th championship and Borich charging
hard for his first after finishing in the
runners-up spot the past couple of years.
With only three point separating them and
4 rounds left in the series, it’s still
Chris Borich - Ten Quick Facts
||ATV Pro Racer
||13 Years Old
ATVRiders.com caught up with
Borich after the his victory at Mountain Ridge
to ask him about his win, find out his plans
for the rest of this series, and his speculations
for next season.
pulled off the win today on one of the tougher
tracks of the season; can you give us a run
down about how it went?
I got a good start. I grabbed the holeshot.
I knew the first lap was going to be kind
of tricky, so I took my time. Adam McGill
and I sort of hooked up, and then started
pulling away. I just had a good day.
was the most technical section of the track
It was right around the eight-mile marker,
there was a little bit of mud and some big
rocks that you had to basically crawl over.
You could blitz at them sometimes and just
crank over them and hopefully make it smooth
through it. Other than that it was an awesome
you came to the rock section of the track
did you try to stay on the main path or try
to take some alternate lines?
Borich scouting out a line through the
The first lap I took an alternate line and
it took a little longer, so I just went over
the big rocks and did it that way.
on in the race you were following Adam McGill
and you said he had wrecked?
It was real close to the end of the lap. He
was right on a lapper, and the lapper must
have got scared or something (when he made
the pass). I thought he had it saved, he was
up on two wheels, but just flipped off the
bike. I just about ran him over. I stopped
just in time. I made sure he was all right,
then I took off and that’s when Bithell
and Ballance got by me. I had to push it to
catch up and get around those guys.
important was it for you to get this win today?
It was real good. I needed it! After Snowshoe,
I wasn’t too happy. I got home and didn’t
really do all that much training and just
took it easy.
Chris Borich smoked his tires on
the Podium after claiming the win &
this win put you in the points lead?
Yes, I knew as soon as Bithell got in Second
and Bill was in third or back a little further,
I knew I would have the points lead. I’m
really happy about that. I’ll keep going
one race at a time and hope I keep winning
and pull off a championship.
next round is at Unadilla. Two years ago you
snapped a spindle, last year you had fuel
issues. What are your thoughts on Unadilla
I think I’m ready for Unadilla. I got
the fuel issue worked out, and the spindles
seem like they’ve been holding up good
so I’m really looking forward to that