ATV NewsKyle Golding, a 16-year-old SC native, pulled out a first place finish riding a KYMCO Maxxer 375 in the Yadkin Valley Stomp GNCC Race held May 8 – 9, 2010.
This win follows two back-to-back third place finishes in two previous GNCC races and puts him in fourth place in his class overall. Golding’s rise to fourth place in the 4×4 Lites class is even more impressive when you realize that he did not even participate in the first three races of the series. The Yadkin Valley Stomp is held in Yadkinville, NC, which is wine country. The name of this event comes from its roots in wine – you stomp on the grapes to make wine. This track is very tight and is very unforgiving. Racers need a good start and cannot make any mistakes to do well here. The track features a large water section and a large tunnel for the riders, making it a fun venue for spectators as well.However, this track worked well for Golding and his break-through race. He won with a last-lap pass, ending the 4×4 Lites points leader, Kevin Trantham’s five-race winning streak. Al Golding, KYMCO USA’s Accessories Manager and Kyle’s father was on site in Yadkinville to provide support and cheer his son on. "Kyle has been riding ATVs since he was eight years old and has been racing for five years. The whole family rides, but Kyle really has a special talent for the sport. And he loves the mud!" The Maxxer 375 is a good fit for Golding in the 4×4 Lites class, which is made up of 201-560cc ATVs. While it is not the most powerful in the class, its performance and agility give it the edge necessary to be a winner.Designed for both sport-performance on the trail and rugged, comfortable utility use, the Maxxer 375 offers ATV buyers the best of both worlds. With the Maxxer’s shift on-the-fly 2WD and 4WD and a class-leading sport-tuned independent rear suspension (IRS), KYMCO has created a versatile ATV that will give years of trouble-free service and exceptional value. The Maxxer 375 also features KYMCO’s proven CVT transmission, low-maintenance shaft-final-drive, single cylinder DOHC four-stroke engine with electric start, sure stopping hydraulic disc brakes all around, aluminum alloy wheels and distinctive new body styling. It is backed by KYMCO’s standard one-year factory warranty.KYMCO’s roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan. Today, KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.