Morgantown, W. Va. (November 2, 2011) - Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chris Borich wrapped up his third consecutive XC1 Pro Championship in the penultimate round of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series just two weeks ago in Indiana and this weekend the ATV off-road star will compete at Loretta Lynn's Ranch to prove that he is indeed the fastest ATV racer on the circuit. But not without a fight from second place racer Adam McGill, who has put his Warnert Racing Can-Am machine in the center of the podium twice this season, in addition to a consistent slate of podium finishes. McGill no longer has a chance at the title this year, but this weekend's finale could be a platform for McGill to showcase what's to come in 2012 by ending with a race-win.
2011 XC2 Pro Am Champion Walker Fowler will once again contest Borich and the rest of the XC1 Pro field in the overall competition, a challenge in which the young Ohio racer has conquered from the second row on two different occasions. Rather than moving up to the Pro ranks after securing the Pro Am title with a handful of races to go, Fowler chose to remain in the XC2 division to attempt an undefeated season in his class. Fowler has won 12 consecutive races so far this season and a Loretta Lynn's class-win could make GNCC Racing history.
Only three points separate Ballance Racing Yamaha's Taylor Kiser and Warnert Racing Can-Am's Chris Bithell in the championship point standings, and this weekend's two-hour race will determine which ATV racer sports the number three plate in 2012. As the season concludes and factory deals are forming for next season, the final round of racing has never been more significant - the fate of 2012 will come down to the last moments of Saturday's ATV race.
The Loretta Lynn's course is the oldest and most dynamic stop on the GNCC tour, as the hills of Tennessee make for rough and rocky trails with plenty diabolical obstacles in between.
Several other class championships will wrap up this weekend at the Loretta Lynn's Ranch and the excitement of the season finale will be second to none.
Local riders are invited to race the event as well, as GNCC racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. The amateur racer entry fee is $40 and riders can sign up at the track.
Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.
For more information and directions to the event, visit the series website at www.gnccracing.com.
About GNCC Racing
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. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,500 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. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.