Announced for GBC Heartland Challenge
Carlisle, IA (10/10/2008) -
The GBC Heartland Challenge is proud to welcome
Can-Am/BRP aboard as an Associate Sponsor for
the first ever 10-Hour GBC Heartland Challenge
ATV Endurance Race, scheduled for November 7th-8th
in Carlisle, IA.
The Canadian manufacturer, that has been a major
supporter of the GNCC and the ATV racing community,
will be sponsoring the event as well as a particular
section of the track, which has been named the
“Can-Am Challenge”. “Can-Am
is very pleased to support and be a part of this
event,” said Del Bohlman.
The section of track that Can-Am will be contributing
to is an obstacle course that is not for the faint
of heart. The approximately 50-yard section will
incorporate log, rock, and tire obstacles along
with a mud pit. As racers approach the Can-Am
Challenge portion of the track, they will have
the option to take the line into the Can-Am Challenge
area, which is about ¼ mile shorter, but
is quite technical, or taking an easier line around
the “Challenge” section that is longer.
Depending on the rider’s skill, and a little
bit of luck, will determine which section they
are able to get through faster.
“The Can-Am Challenge section is going
to be pretty tough and not really meant for beginner
riders,” stated GBC Heartland Challenge
promoter, Andy Kyner. “We are working on
designing it now and it really will be a ‘Challenge’.
Some of the AA class riders of the IATVHSS series
will be helping out with the design. They were
all told to come up with the roughest and knarliest
course that they could think of and we will put
their best ideas in there,” said Andy excitedly.
Even though there will be some tough sections
out on the course, riders will have the choice
of alternative lines, that avoid the more challenging
sections, in order to make it a safe and fun event
for all riders.
Kyner also stated that there are a couple of
other sections of the track that will have a few
surprises in them, which are still in the design
phase, that will include portions of the motocross
section of the track. “We are trying to
work it out that some of the motocross track will
actually be incorporated into the woods section,”
The GBC Heartland Challenge would also like to
remind everyone that the online registration is
now open and classes are filling up quickly. To
register, simply visit the GBC Heartland Challenge
website at www.heartlandchallenge.com
and download the entry form.