Morgantown, WV -- Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, will make history when the first-ever GNCC UTV race hits the woods at the Klotz Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Side-by-Side machines will race on Saturday, October 27th at 5 p.m., after the conclusion of ATV racing.
The machines will compete on a course custom-built for the size and performance differences between a UTV and a traditional ATV. The GNCC track crew promises a few tough sections to truly test the UTV's cross-country prowess. Classes will be announced shortly.
The UTV race joins several other special events at the season-finale Klotz Ironman GNCC. The fight for both GNCC XC1 pro titles--for bikes and ATVs--is expected to go down to the last round. The bike series will add European veterans Samuli Aro and Mika Ahola into the mix, as well as Simo Kirssi, piloting the prototype BMW 450 SportsEnduro machine in its first U.S. race. Several brands will have 2008 displays and demo rides for bikes and ATVs, and racers and fans are invited to enter a Halloween costume contest as well.
The 2007 Can-Am GNCC Series continues this weekend with the ITP Power Line Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio. ATV's race on Saturday, October 13th and bikes race on Sunday, October 14th. For more information on the event go to www.gnccracing.com.
About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. The 13-round championship series began in 1973 and is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. GNCC Racing airs weekly television shows on the Versus network every Saturday at 3 PM and Thursday at 4 PM. With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC featured sponsors include BRP Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, Geico, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior, and riders compete for over $3 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Alpinestars, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport Grafx, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, and MotoTee's. Media Sponsors include Racer X Illustrated, ATV Rider, ATV Sport, ATVRiders.com, Quadzone.com, Dirt Rider and ATV Insider. For more information log on to www.gnccracing.com.