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Old 11-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SXSs in competition... prevalence on the east coast + cost involved over stock?

I'm kicking around the idea of downsizing from a road-worthy/trail-worthy/gas-thirsty Jeep on 35s to a SXS. If I went this route, I'd like to race/compete w/ it if feasible. I've seen some discussion about SXS Super Jam & folks racing KOH in these rigs... thing is I'm in grad school in North Carolina through '11.

1) What's going on in the east for UTVs in terms of events that accept this kind of class?

2) to make these comp-worthy, what kind of cost is involved? I don't care for crazy bling, just light, tough, competitive.

Just curious. I know there are other forums out there but I'm too lazy to register & ask noob questions elsewhere right now.

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The GNCC has 5 UTV races and there are some state series that also have UTV racing. If all goes well for me I will be getting one to race.
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right on. anything else?
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umm I guess some links

here is the GNCC site http://www.gnccracing.com
Here is a local WV series that run UTV's http://www.extremedirtseries.com
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Get ahold of Todd at Hunterworks, he is very active in short course and enduro type racing with UTVs on the east coast. You can reach him at
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He's in your neck of the woods and knows what's going on.
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Thanks TR.

Darryl - right on, thanks. His neck of the woods is 10+ hrs away though (http://tinyurl.com/y93nccx).
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I run GNCC in a Teryx.
There are 4 different classes and that pretty much tells you how much coin you have to have. We had 4 races this year and there are suppose to be 8 next year, I have no idea if that's a set number though. The fun thing is that open modified guys get beat by guys in a much lower class. A pair of Fox's or Elka's is key but it depends on what SxS you start off with.
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Hey I think I meet you at the powerline park GNCC a few months ago. Did you go to the races in a big RV?
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There are 4 different classes and that pretty much tells you how much coin you have to have.
Thanks for weighing in... can you elaborate on the amount of coin "needed" for each class? even ballpark ideas would be great.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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SXS racing is growing on the east coast, but it seems to be slow. There is suppose to be 6 GNCC races next year. This year alone there was 6 or 7 different places to race not counting GNCC. To me it kind of seems alot of people didn't even know of these places, and some race dates were on the same day. I hope this gets better because we might have lost one series because of low turnout. I was hoping there would be some kind of series in the south for next year, but I haven't heard of anything promising. I haven't raced GNCC but from what I hear you want to keep it narrow. It depends on your budget on what you want to do to it. I won my first 2 races in a stock Rzr, with Big Horn tires. I have a small message board just for XC racing events. I do my best to keep it updated when I hear about races on this coast.
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