Series Kicks off with VP Racing's Big Buck
Walker Fowler Competes Against
Riders Looking to End His Success
Morgantown, WV (3/2/2017) -
After a four-month hiatus, the AMSOIL Grand National
Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis,
an AMA National Championship, is back in action
this weekend, March 4 and 5, at the Big Buck Farm
in Union, South Carolina. The 21st Annual VP Racing
Fuels Big Buck GNCC marks a historic moment for
the GNCC series, where it will be serving as the
season opener for the first time.
The announcement of the schedule starting at
Big Buck isn't the only big news circulating,
two-time National Champion Walker Fowler is slated
to run his own program this year, where his Yamaha
machine will be backed by WFR Racing, Maxxis and
Fly Racing. Perhaps the opportunity to hand-pick
his support will offer Fowler an extra confidence
boost as he sets his sights on earning his third
straight National Championship.
National Champion, Walker Fowler, is slated
to run his own team this year as he strives
to earn his third title
One rider who shows a promising future is Coastal
Racing's Brycen Neal. With a few years in the
XC1 Pro class now on his resume, the up-and-coming
star will be one to keep an eye on this Saturday
as he remains on the hunt for his first overall
podium. Neal's 2016 results prove that he will
be a top contender for the title this year, and
especially this weekend where the momentum and
points will be starting over for the coveted National
Of course, CST/Induction Solutions/LSR/HiPer/Spider
Graphix's Adam McGill will come out swinging at
the season opener race. The Honda racer has placed
in the runner-up position in the points chase
the past two years, and is ready to change that.
McGill took the Big Buck GNCC win just one year
ago, and will be looking to repeat his success
and start his season off strong and take the early
points lead this Saturday.
the championship chase starting fresh, Adam
McGill will be looking to get the first
win of the season as he sets his sights
on the No. 1 plate
Even though it has been four months since the
last race, JMR/ATVriders.com's Jarrod McClure
will come into the race with an extra confidence
boost from winning the AMSOIL Ironman GNCC. McClure
has landed on the box at the Big Buck GNCC the
past two year, but is still missing a win. The
Pennsylvania natives' self-assurance may just
be the tipping point to take the win.
As last year's season progressed so did the results
for both N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Cole Richardson
and GBC/Canyon Motorsports/FLY Racing's Landon
Wolfe. The duo are both on a search to find the
checkered flag first in South Carolina.
Wolfe will be supporting the number seven
this season, where he will aim to continue
to improve his results and finish on the
podium again this Saturday
It's been two years since Chris Borich has stood
in the middle of the box. The six-time champion
has been working hard during the off-season to
return to his winning ways and claim his 74th
overall win. The yellow quad will be a front-runner
this weekend, so make sure to keep an eye on Borich.
Saturday's race schedule is as follows: Youth
ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by amateurs,
4x4 Pro and Women at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs
and pros race at 1 p.m. Following Saturday's afternoon
race will be 50cc Micro racing taking place at
GNCC champion, Chris Borich, will strive
to earn his 74th career win at the Big Buck
Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full
weekend and $10 for kids (6-11), with kids five
and under free. Gate admission includes pro pit
access and pro autographs at no additional charge.
The event is co-sanctioned with SETRA, a series
that produces local racing events in the Southeast,
and will ultimately bring out a full slate of
local racers. All local racers are invited to
compete at the Big Buck GNCC, as GNCC Racing offers
classes for riders of all skill and experience
levels. The amateur race entry fee is $40 and
riders can sign up at the track. To learn more
about GNCC Racing please visit the GNCC101 webpage.
Local racers expected to compete this Saturday
on ATVs will be: Cameron Abee (Schoolboy Sr. 14-17),
Jaron Dawkins (Schoolboy Sr. 14-17), Kelton Harbin
(16-18 C), David Miles (Sport) and Justin Turner
(125 Sr. 12-15).
racer, Cameron Abee, will compete in the
16-18 C class in addition to helping with
the On-Track School Program on Friday
Tune in to RacerTV.com on Saturday at 1 p.m.
EST to catch LIVE streaming of the Pro ATV race.
For more information on GNCC LIVE coverage, visit
www.racertv.com. A highlight show featuring the
event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday,
April 1, at 6:30 p.m.
The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country
Series heads to Union, South Carolina this weekend,
March 4 and 5, for the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck
For more information on the GNCC series, visit
the official website at www.gnccracing.com or
call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on
the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter
and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series
presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road
racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship
is produced exclusively by Racer Productions.
Cross-country racing is one of the most physically
demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour
GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through
tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles.
With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud,
dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events
are tests of both survival and speed. The series
draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Japan,
Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised
weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more
information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.