Morgantown, W. Va. (January 10, 2011) - Racer Productions, producer of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, announces an updated schedule for the 13-round 2011 GNCC Racing tour. While the series dates and locations were announced previously, the updated schedule for the GNCC UTV and 50cc classes is now available.
The six-round UTV series will kick off on Saturday, March 12 at the Maxxis General GNCC in Aonia Pass in Washington, Ga. Side-by-side UTVs have been a part of the GNCC tour for three seasons, with the challenging GNCC courses pitting the vehicles against real off-road terrain like hills, mud, rocks and trees.
The Indy 100 GNCC in Gosport, Ind. joins the UTV tour for the first time on May 14, and the Rock Run GNCC in Altoona, Pa. debuts on May 28. The rest of the UTV rounds are set forth in the schedule below.
This year, three rounds of the GNCC Series will feature 50cc racing for bikes under the co-sanctioning of the AMA National Eastern Hare Scrambles (NEHS) and Western New York Offroad Association (WNYOA). Now taking place on Saturday afternoons, 50cc racing will debut on April 30 at the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC in Hurricane Mills, TN.
Over the years, GNCC Racing has celebrated its strong relationship with co-sanctioning partners in order to provide riders with the opportunity to earn points not only for the GNCC Series, but for their local series as well.
"We're always happy to work with great organizations such as SE&TRA, WNYOA, Mid-America, IXCR, PAHS, local AMA districts and the National Hare Scramble Series," says GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. "We understand that riders want to take a shot at the GNCCs, but also compete for their local championship, and co-sanctioning just brings in more riders for both."
The complete schedule with UTV, 50cc and co-sanctioning information:
2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Schedule
|2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Schedule|
|Rd. 1||March 5-8||Moose Racing Westgate Ranch GNCC|| || |
| || ||River Ranch, FL|| || |
|Rd. 2||March 12-13||The Maxxis General GNCC||UTV||(SE&TRA)|
| || ||Aonia Pass, GA|| || |
|Rd. 3||March 26-27||FMF Steele Creek GNCC|| ||(SE&TRA)|
| || ||Morganton, NC|| || |
|Rd. 4||April 9-10||Pirelli Big Buck GNCC||UTV||(SE&TRA)|
| || ||Union, SC|| || |
|Rd. 5||April 30-May 1||Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC||50cc||(NEHS)|
| || ||Hurricane Mills, TN|| || |
|Rd. 6||May 14-15||Indy 100 GNCC||UTV||(MAXC)|
| || ||Gosport, IN|| || |
|Rd. 7||May 28-29||Rock Run GNCC||UTV||(D5)|
| || ||Altoona, PA|| ||(PAHS)|
|Rd. 8||June 25-26||MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC|| ||(D5)|
| || ||Snowshoe, WV|| || |
|Rd. 9||July 9-10||Wiseco John Penton GNCC||50cc||(NEHS)|
| || ||Millfield, OH|| || |
| || ||Summer Break!|| || |
|Rd. 10||Sep. 11-12||Can-Am Unadilla GNCC||50cc||(WNYOA)|
| || ||New Berlin, NY|| || |
|Rd. 11||Sep. 24-25||TBA|| || |
|Rd. 12||Oct. 8-9||ITP Powerline Park GNCC||UTV|| |
| || ||St. Clairsville, OH|| || |
|Rd. 13||Oct. 22-23||Amsoil Ironman GNCC||UTV||(IXCR)|
| || ||Crawfordsville, IN|| ||(D15)|
For more information on our co-sanctioning partners, please click on their respective link.
The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off with the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week March 5-8. ATV practice will take place on Saturday with racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday with racing on Tuesday. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Each event is nationally televised on the Versus Network, and consists of two race days: ATVs and side-by-side machines on Saturday, and motorcycles on Sunday. The grueling three-hour races draw as many as 1,800 riders, making it the largest off-road racing series in the world. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.