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In addition to racing, team Gorilla-Axle also does a lot of trail riding for even more exposure for our team and their sponsors.
In addition to racing, team Gorilla-Axle also does a lot of trail riding for even more exposure for our team and their sponsors.
If it works don't fix it, which is why Mud Creek Off-Road Park, just outside of Jacksonville, Texas, once again played host to the High Lifter Mud Nationals. The ATV Mud Nationals started back in 2003, when a few friends, customers, and ATV enthusiasts got together for a weekend of mudding, to showcase products and share ideas. At the present, this once a year event has become the largest utility ATV and UTV event in the world. This year alone more than 10,000 enthusiasts made the 2011 Mud Nationals the largest to date, and all indications are that next year it will grow even larger as more people make peace with their inner mudder.
Gorilla-Axle is the go-to product line for muddin' competitors in event such as High Lifter Mud Nationals.
Gorilla-Axle is the go-to product line for muddin' competitors in event such as High Lifter Mud Nationals.


At this year's Mud Nationals Gorilla Racing, the home team from Jacksonville collected four podium finishes in five classes - first in Pro-A Muddacross (Mark Wise), third in Pro-B (Seth Russell), second in RUV (Mark Wise), and third in the Women's class (Lisa Wise). Gorilla-Axle is the go-to product line for muddin' competitors and with the team's commanding results it easy to understand why.

"Our team, Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, is a factory sponsored team of mud racers from all over the South," the team's General Manager, Greg McMullen, told K&N Race News. "We are currently in our fifth year of sponsorship from Can-Am and we are having great success this year. Every year Can-Am sponsors us new ATVs/RUVs to heavily modify strictly for mud racing. Our racers usually purchase additional Can-Ams to race in other classes along with the sponsored units. This gives us a fleet of up to 25 ATVs/RUVs that are a major presence at every event. In addition to racing, we also do a lot of trail riding for more exposure for our team and our sponsors. This usually garners just as much attention if not more than the races."

In only the first three events of the 2011 season team Gorilla-Axle has already amassed a total of 14 podium finishes.

McMullen continues, "Our success can be attributed to two things - high quality products, combined with preparation. We start with the best ATV available, Can Am, and modify it with Gorilla lift kits, Gorilla Axles, Gorilla Silverback tires, K&N filters, and many more products. Our race experience helps us prep the units so that they perform well in the race at hand."

"We have overall goals we would like to accomplish over the course of the season," adds McMullen, "But to get there we must focus on one race at a time. Winning the overall points championship in each class is our ultimate goal."

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am races next in Dozier, Alabama, on June 11.

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