New Berlin, N.Y. – The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series resumed from summer break Saturday with Round 10 of the 13-race tour, taking place at Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y. In a hard-fought battle to the end, Maxxis/Yoshimura’s Chris Borich secured his ninth win of the season and went on to clinch his fourth consecutive XC1 Pro Class championship. Tireballs-backed rider Pat McGuire extended his points lead in the XC2 division after taking a big win over DeRisi Racing’s Braden Henthorn.

The Can-Am Unadilla GNCC is one of the most noted stops on the GNCC tour as it incorporates the historic “U1″ and “U2″ motocross tracks into the loamy dark soils of the New York woods. The race action lived up to the hype as the top XC1 contenders went neck-and-neck for one of the most pivotal races of the year. JG Offroad/FRE/American Honda’s Brian Wolf kicked off the afternoon by taking the $250 Motosport.com Holeshot Award and led the pack in the early stages. Right behind Wolf was Precision Motorsports/Lonestar Racing/Moto X Perts’ Adam McGill and soon Bowers/Coastal National Guard/Yokley Racing’s Jarrod McClure set in behind the leaders. The trio pushed their way out front on the opening lap, where McGill eventually got around Wolf for the lead. However, it didn’t take long for Borich to catch up and begin applying pressure for the lead position.
Borich claimed his ninth win of the season at Unadilla

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to recognize two premier motocross events in the state of Texas this fall. Both the AMA Texas State Championship, which will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas, and the AMA District 20/41/42 Final, scheduled for Oct. 29-30 at 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park in Conroe, Texas, will offer AMA racers excellent tracks and top competition from all across the Lone Star State.

“Motocross racers in Texas are some of the most dedicated in the country,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “For these competitors, this fall will prove to be one of the most action-packed in recent memory. This will be a rare opportunity to compete in two premier races back-to-back, taking on some of the region’s best racers. Some serious bragging rights will be earned at both Freestone and Three Palms this fall. I sincerely hope all of our racers support both these events and show the country why Texas is among the nation’s top motocross states.”

The 9th Annual AMA Texas State Championship meet will be held on the world-class Freestone County Raceway in the epicenter of the state. The championship race is located on the same track that has hosted rounds of the AMA Pro Racing National Motocross Championship. Freestone is recognized as one of the top motocross tracks in the country. The AMA Texas State Championship at Freestone is a winner-take-all weekend and does not require qualifiers. More information and online pre-entry can be found at FreestoneMX.com.

New in 2011 is the AMA District 20/41/42 Final, which will take place at 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park in southeast Texas. The AMA District 20/41/42 Final will feature riders who have qualified through AMA District Championship Series in District 41 (Northeast Texas), District 20 (Southeast Texas) and District 42 (West Texas). The 3 Palms facility features a range of challenging terrain, as well as top-notch facilities for competitors and fans. More information and event sign up is available at ThreePalmsESP.com.

The full schedule for both premier races, as well as the individual AMA District Championships, is below.

AMA Texas State Championship
Nov. 5-6: Freestone County Raceway, Wortham, Texas. FreestoneMX.com

AMA District 20/41/42 Final
Oct. 29-30: 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park, Conroe, Texas. ThreePalmsESP.com

AMA District 20 Championship Series
Aug. 13: 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park, Conroe, Texas. ThreePalmsESP.com
Aug. 27: Cowboy Badlands, Beaumont, Texas. CowboyBadlands.com
Sept. 25: Cornerstone MX, Waller, Texas. CSMXPark.com
Oct. 9: Cycle Ranch MX, San Antonio, Texas. CycleRanchMX.com

AMA District 41 Championship Series
Sept. 4: Underground MX Park, Kemp, Texas. UndergroundMXPark.com
Sept. 18: Johnsonville MX Farm, Yantis, Texas. (903) 217-7965
Sept. 25: Buffalo Creek Motocross, Canton, Texas. BuffaloCreekMX.com
Oct. 16: River Valley, Boyd, Texas. RiverValleyMotocross.com

AMA District 42 Championship Series
Sept. 25: Andrews MX, Andrews, Texas. AndrewsMX.org
Oct. 23: Andrews MX, Andrews, Texas. AndrewsMX.org

For more information about AMA-sanctioned competition events, see AMARacing.com.

Lucas Oil-backed Colton Haaker is one of the top riders competing in the AMA GEICO EnduroCross series, presented by E3 Sparkplugs. The northern California native was a top Trials competitor before shifting his focus to EnduroCross.

He moved to SoCal this year to get more riding time in at the motocross tracks and he even qualified for two AMA MX Nationals; once on the 250 at Hangtown and then on a 450 at Washougal. But all of that time on the MX tracks hasn’t taken away from his trials skills. The video link below highlights some of the amazing skills that Colton has developed with his unique background in motocross, trials, and more recently, EnduroCross.