CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich had plenty to celebrate after this weekend’s round of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country Series. With one round remaining, Borich clinched his third consecutive XC1 Pro GNCC Championship after racing his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to victory at the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, IN.

“It’s been a pretty stressful year and it feels good to finally wrap it up,” said Borich. “The Suzuki QuadRacer and the Yoshimura motor are just an awesome combination, and we had plenty of power to rip right up the nasty hills. I can’t thank my Rockstar Makita Suzuki team enough for giving me equipment I can win on.”

At the drop of the flag, Borich got a solid fourth-place start and then put his Rockstar Makita Suzuki into a battle for the lead. But at the midway point of the two-hour race, Borich dropped back a bit after being held up on one of the Ironman’s notorious hill climbs. Fortunately, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider put his head down and once more came from behind on the final lap to take the win and the championship.

UNION, SC – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich got back to his winning ways and piloted his Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to the top step of the podium on Saturday at the Big Buck ATV GNCC, round four of the 2011 ATV Grand National Cross Series, in Union, SC.

Borich looked strong from the start at the Big Buck, moving his Suzuki into second place on lap two and then taking the lead from round three winner Adam McGill on lap three. From there, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki two-time series champ put the hammer down on the rough and dirty course, leaving the competition in the dust to claim his third win of the series.

“I was kind of bummed two weeks ago,” said Borich. “We rode our hearts out at the last race and pretty much had it won and then we had a problem on the last lap near the finish – so it was good to get this win today.”

“My Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer ran great today and I was able to pull away when I needed to,” added Borich. “McGill and I had a good battle going, so it was good to get the win. Coming up, we have Loretta Lynn’s and that’s always a good race for me.”