Mongrel Comes Up Big in WORCS Opener
Anaheim, Calif. - January 30, 2013 - GBC
Motorsports kicked off the 2013 WORCS Racing
Series with some remarkable finishes in some of
the most challenging conditions imaginable for a
west coast race.
After months of
off-season preparations, GBC racers headed to
Canyon MX in Peoria, AZ for the opening round of
the 2013 WORCS ATV/SXS Season. There was a solid
turnout in every class despite the adverse
conditions as more than an inch of rain dumped
on the course before racing was scheduled to
begin. After a short delay to perform track
maintenance and some rerouting, the racing
commenced and the season was underway.
The weekend was certainly
highlighted by Mitch Guthrie Junior’s victory in
the SXS 1000 class. Mitch fought through the mud
aboard a set of Kanati Mongrels to take the
early points lead, and also clocked the 4th best
time among the SXS Pro and SXS 1000 competitors.
Fellow GBC racer Mike Gardner took his GBC Dirt
Tamers to a 5th place finish in the SXS 1000
More than 20 drivers turned out for the SXS
Pro race, and GBC claimed 3 of the top-10
positions among a very competitive group of
racers. Leading the way was Wesley Barker with a
4th place finish and 5th Overall, followed by
Tommy Scranton with a 7th place class finish and
9th place Overall. Tim Wyatt joined them with an
8th place effort and rounded out the top-10
Overall. Andrew Berry and John Pacheco stuck it
out for 17th and 19th, respectively.
Title contender RJ Anderson had his Mongrel
equipped RZR running in third place before
having to drop out due to an electrical issue.
Anderson and Guthrie Jr. did combine to give GBC
two of the top three qualifying times, both on
the new Kanati Mongrels.
was the sole GBC pilot in the SXS 850 class and
put together a 5th place finish aboard his new
Mongrels, which was good enough for 7th Overall
among 850, 700 & 600 racers.
On the ATV side of things GBC had several riders
compete in multiple class races, notching a few
more top-10 class finishes for GBC Motorsports.
In addition to opening the WORCS season, these
ATV racers had the chance to break in their new
and improved cross-country tires from GBC
Motorsports, running XC-Racer rears (formerly
Race Rex) and XC-Master fronts (formerly X-Rex).
Brian Sirevaag put together a 6th place run
in the Pro-Am class, and also raced to an 8th
place finish in the Prod A class. Cody Mitchell
finished 8th in the Pro-Am race and 12th in the
Prod A battle. Jose Mendoza finished 14th in the
Pro-Am and also landed in 6th place in the Open
It was an exciting if not unusual
opening to the 2013 WORCS season, and GBC
Motorsports looks forward to putting their tires
and racers up against some of the toughest
competition and courses in coming rounds. GBC
Motorsports is offering over $75,000 in GBC
Bucks contingency throughout the 2013 WORCS
season. See full rules and download the forms [here].
WORCS ATV/SXS returns February 8-10 with the
second round at Buffalo Bills in Primm, NV.
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About GBC Motorsports
GBC Motorsports has been building ATV tires for
over 30 years. Manufactured under the Greenball
name initially, in 1995, GBC Motorsports was
formed to focus on bringing to the ATV and
Powersports market performance tires for every
riding style. GBC Motorsport’s passion is to
provide the highest quality, best value, and
most innovative performance tires to the