GNCC Racing Returns
to Wild Boar GNCC in Florida
Walker Fowler Leads
Pro ATV Points Chase after Round 1 Win
Morgantown, WV (3/7/2017) -
Just one week after the season opener, the AMSOIL
Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented
by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, continues
this weekend, March 11 and 12, in Palatka, Florida.
Regularly held as the first race of the season,
this year the Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC will
serve as round two of the 13-race series.
Defending champion and WFR/Yamaha/Maxxis/Fly
Racing's Walker Fowler took the win in South Carolina
last weekend, and while he has secured the early
points lead there is still plenty of racing action
left to go down this season. Fowler mentioned
on the podium that his team had a few kinks to
work out before the next race. While that's usual
for the first race of the year, there is a full
slate of riders who may be able to tweak their
program sooner than Fowler to take the overall
win in Florida.
One of those racers who is looking to take the
top spot on the podium from Fowler is JMR/ATVriders.com's
Jarrod McClure. McClure ran consistent lap times
for the entire two-hour race at Big Buck, which
proves he has the fitness and drive to take an
overall win. The sands of Florida are known to
test a rider's agility and McClure will be looking
to capitalize on that this Saturday.
Coastal Racing's Brycen Neal knows what it's
like to ride under pressure. Neal had a battle
on his hands the entire two-hour race between
six-time National Champion, Chris Borich, and
N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Cole Richardson. Neal had
a standout performance at last year's Wild Boar
and will look to fight off the competition and
repeat his success.
Richardson ran in the front of the pack at the
previous round, until the last lap. With only
few days off to recover and test, Richardson will
need to make his adjustments quickly in order
to end up on the podium. The two-time XC2 Pro-Am
champion is aware of the fast-paced GNCC lifestyle
and will be one to keep an eye on at Wild Boar.
Not much talk about CST/Induction Solutions/LSR/HiPer/Spider
Graphix's Adam McGill circulated around the pits,
but he still managed to secure a top-five position.
McGill is known for his ability to make a comeback,
and that may just be his plan heading into Florida.
XC1 Pro rookie, Cody Collier, will be on a mission
to get his Pierce Performance-backed machine on
the podium. Even though he only has two pro races
under his belt, the Ohio native managed to finish
in the top-half of riders with eighth and will
take that momentum into this weekend.
Saturday's race schedule is as follows: Youth
ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., Single-Seat UTV racing
at 9 a.m., followed by 4x4 Pro, amateurs and women
at 10 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs race
at 1 p.m. Following Saturday's afternoon race
will be the first round of Side-by-Side UTV racing,
which takes place at 4:00 p.m.
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.
All local racers are invited to compete in the
Wild Boar GNCC, as GNCC Racing offers classes
for riders of all skill and experience levels.
The amateur race entry fee is $40 if racers pre-enter,
and $50 if riders sign up at the track. To learn
more about GNCC Racing please visit the GNCC101
Local racers expected to compete next Saturday
on ATVs and UTVs will be: Tre Seiffert (Schoolboy
Jr. 13-15), father Jim (4x4 Senior 40+) and son
Ryan Cain (90 8-12), Wade Poole (Amateur Limited
UTV), Brandon Frazier (Schoolboy Sr. 14-17), father
James (35+ C) and daughter Mikayla Hayes (Girls
8-15), Parker Merrill (4x4 Lites), Jackson Parks
(70 CVT 6-11), Christan Jasperson (30+ C), Bryanne
Parks (Women Amateur), Tim Farr (XC1 Pro UTV),
Jeremy Wallis (Amateur Limited UTV), Cole Tucker
(90 8-12) and Cliff Williams (40+ C).
Tune in to RacerTV.com on Saturday at 1 p.m.
EST to catch LIVE streaming of the Pro ATV race,
and then again at 4 p.m. for the UTV 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 29 at 5 p.m.
The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country
Series heads to Palatka, Florida this weekend,
March 11 and 12, for the Moose Racing Wild Boar
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.