GNCC Awards Top Racers & Sponsors

GNCC Awards Top Racers & Sponsors

TimeMonday, January 14, 2013 | 3:45 PM
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TimeMonday, January 14, 2013 | 3:45 PM
FolderBreaking News, Riders Meeting

Morgantown, W. Va.  ”“ Over the weekend, more than 1200 racers, family members and fans from all over the country came together in Morgantown, W. Va. to celebrate the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country season. The Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center once again provided a stellar setting for this year’s GNCC Awards Banquet, as the top ATV racers were honored in front of over 650 people on Friday evening, while over 600 more attended Saturday evening’s ceremony to honor bike racers.

Each evening kicked off at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and opening ceremonies. The top 10 racers in each championship class were then honored on stage, in addition to a handful of specialty awards and recognition of series sponsors and supporters. Several thousand dollars worth of contingency awards were distributed to the top 5 finishers in each class and additional door prizes were raffled off to racers throughout the evening. Door prizes included (6) certificates for an FMF PowerCore 4 Slip-on muffler, one free suspension re-valve from Factory Connection, a Leatt chest protector, Leatt GPX neckbrace, Leatt Hydration system, and a Moose Racing gear bag.

2012 Specialty Award Winners

Bike Winners

Rider of the Year: Chris Borich

Rider of the Year: Paul Whibley

4x4 Rider of the Year: Bryan Buckhannon

Youth Rider of the Year: Cody Ruckle

Youth Rider of the Year: Zack Jones

Most Improved Rider: Rory Mead

Most Improved Rider: Emily Wise

Bad Ass Award: Steward Baylor Jr.

Bad Ass Award: Dave Simmons

Rough & Ready Pit Crew: Ranieri Racing

Rough & Ready Pit Crew: Big Nutz Racing

Wiseco Sport Ambassador: KR4 Performance

Wiseco Sport Ambassador: Johnny Gallagher

Award of Media Excellence: Brandon Bolling

Award of Media Excellence: Kenny Hill

Manufacturer’s Cup: KTM North America

Sponsor of the Year: Can-Am BRP

State Championship: North Carolina

Manufacturer’s Cup: Yamaha Motor Corp.

In Memoriam: Joseph “Buddy” Norton, Kyle Rohan

State Championship: Pennsylvania

In Memoriam: Glen “Jody” Pritchard, Jeff Phillips, Robert “Smitty” Smith