GNCC Welcomes Four Co-Sanctioning
Series to 2017 Schedule
Ten Total Rounds to be Partnered
with Local Racing Organizations
Morgantown, WV (2/23/2017) -
It is with great pleasure that Racer Productions,
producer of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country
(GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National
Championship, welcomes four race organizations
to serve as co-sanctioning partners in the 2017
season. With a total of 10 of the 13-round GNCC
series now partnered with premier regional racing
bodies, racers will now be able to connect with
various racing series and continue to advance
the sport of off-road racing.
"National level racing could not exist without
a vibrant grassroots racing rider base,"
said Tim Cotter, GNCC Event Director. "We
are pleased to work with our co-sanction partners
who are the most organized, well attended events
in the regions in which we race."
welcomes four race organizations to serve
as co-sanctioning partners in the 2017 season
Southeastern Enduro and Trail Riders Association
(SETRA) is back and co-sanctioning an astonishing
four rounds on the GNCC circuit. SETRA members
will compete in the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck,
Maxxis Cannonball, FMF Steele Creek and CST Tires
Camp Coker Bullet GNCC races.
"SETRA, a non-profit organization that has
been a long-time promoter of Enduro and Hare Scrambles
races in the southeast area, with 1000+ members,
is very excited to be a part of the GNCC series
this season," said SETRA President Chris
Doran. "The four races that we are co-sanctioning
partners, which is more than any other organization,
will not only provide a chance for our members
to race against the best racers in the country
in a national venue, but also, will determine
our class and overall champions for our next season.
On behalf of the members of SETRA, I would like
to thank the GNCC crew for allowing us to be a
co-sanctioning partner in these southeast races
and look forward to a great season."
Indiana Cross Country Racing (IXCR), established
in 2007, will be co-sanctioning the inaugural
X-Factor GNCC in Peru, Indiana on May 6 and 7,
and the popular season finale AMSOIL Ironman GNCC
the last weekend of October. The Ironman GNCC
has been associated with the IXCR circuit since
2009, helping the event grow into a popular destination
for racers and motorsports fans. In 2016, with
the help of IXCR, the event set a record becoming
the largest attended GNCC event in history.
"IXCR is once again very excited to co-sanction
with GNCC for both Indiana rounds for the 2017
season," said Tim Bowman, IXCR President.
"We have enjoyed our long-standing relationship
with the national GNCC series, as it gives our
racers the opportunity to test their skills against
the best in the country. With the newest addition
to the GNCC schedule being in Peru, Indiana it
gives national racers the chance to see the type
of diverse terrain we offer in the state."
Celebrating their 13th year partnering with GNCC
Racing is Western New York Off-Road Association
(WNYOA). WNYOA membership numbers are at a record
high, and multiple racers compete in both the
entire WNYOA and GNCC series. The 2016 XC2 Pro-Am
champion Greg Covert, XC1 Pro rookie Marty Christofferson,
and XC2 Pro-Am rookie Hunter Hart, are just a
few of the dedicated WNYOA racers who travel the
East Coast to compete in America's premier off-road
racing series. WNYOA will co-sanction with two
rounds in the Empire State, including the Dunlop
Tomahawk GNCC in June and the Parts Unlimited
Unadilla GNCC in September.
"Since partnering with GNCC 13 years ago,
Unadilla has become one of the most anticipated
races on our WNYOA schedule," said WNYOA
President Scottie Rich. "With the addition
of the Tomahawk two years ago, our riders have
local access to two of the biggest off road races
in the country. It's nice to watch the real time
scoring and witness our local racers of all skill
levels and ages competitively bang bars at a GNCC,
then stand tall on the podium representing WNYOA."
After a successful first year of partnership,
Woods Extreme XC Racing (WEXCR) is back on the
GNCC schedule. Founded in 2011 with events throughout
West Virginia and Ohio, the WEXCR Series is rapidly
growing. Top ATV competitors Brycen Neal and Adam
McGill often make an appearance at the WEXCR events,
along with UTV driver Kyle Chaney. WEXCR competitors
ranging from motorcycle, ATV and UTV racers will
compete at this year's Wiseco John Penton GNCC
and Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCC events in
"We are honored to be able to join forces
with the GNCC series by being co-sanctioning partners
again this season," said Tim Wood, WEXCR
President. "We are looking forward to being
back at The John Penton event again as well as
making the Powerline Park event our second co-sanction
event for the 2017 season! Both of these GNCC
events are right in the ˜backyards' of many of
our regular WEXCR racers and it's a great opportunity
for them to compete against other nationally ranked
racers while also earning points towards our series
championships. We also see this partnership as
a great way to introduce our series to all the
GNCC racers, as we provide a great place to come
get some practice on their off weekends as they
chase their national championships."
The highly anticipated 2017 AMSOIL GNCC series
kicks off next weekend, March 4 and 5, with the
Big Buck GNCC in Union, South Carolina. To find
out more about the SETRA, IXCR, WNYOA and WEXCR
series, please visit their websites.
For more information on the GNCC series, visit
the official series website at www.gnccracing.com
or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation
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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.