GNCC Racing

GNCC Grows 12 Percent in '07, Biggest Year Ever

Friday, December 7, 2007 | 12:00 AM

Twelve Percent Growth in Entries Makes 2007 GNCC Series Largest Ever


MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (Dec. 6, 2007) ”“Racer Productions, the producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), has announced the 2007 GNCC season generated 18,630 entries, a 12.11 percent gain compared to the 2006 tour, making it the largest season in series’ history. The 2007 series averaged 1,433 entries per race. Since GNCC rules dictate a rider can only race one motorcycle or ATV class per weekend, the entry numbers represent the actual number of racers who attended the races, as opposed to fewer riders entering multiple classes.


“These are amazing numbers,” said GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “Even with concerns over gas prices and the economy, the series still drew more racers than ever, and that’s why we say this is America’s largest off-road series. If it keeps growing like this, we’re going to need a lot of room.


"We may put the pits for these races in a Wal-Mart parking lot,” joked Russell.


The series is growing at a faster level than ever before. From 2002-2006, the series grew at a 25 percent rate, but then added an additional 12 percent just this season alone.


Grand National Cross Country Entries

Historical comparisons:

                                                                                                            Youth               Youth

            Year                Total                Bike                 Quad               Bike                 Quad

            2007:               18,630             9,073               6,987               1,643               927

2006:               16,373             7,861               6,624               1,221               667

2005:               15,578             7,755               6,330               1,129               364




The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series just wrapped a full season of coverage on the Versus Network, and will return to television in 2008. The 2008 season begins with the Triton GNCC in Vero Beach, Fla., on March 1 - 4.