GNCC Racing

Honda To Award More than $400,000 in 2008 GNCC Bonuses

Friday, January 11, 2008 | 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN, WV”“Racer Productions, promoters of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), announced today that American Honda, through the Honda Riders Club of America (HRCA), will offer $411,400 in contingency and other bonuses during the 2008 season. The total includes up to a $50,000 bonus for the XC1 Championship winner.

HRCA has $266,500 posted in contingency dollars for GNCC's motorcycles, making it the richest Honda contingency program in off-road racing. GNCC ATV riders will vie for $94,900 in bonuses.

"American Honda and the Honda Rider's Club of America are excited to be involved with GNCC again this year," said HRCA Manager Bill Savino. "We know GNCC riders will be are even more pumped to know we are offering this great Honda contingency package in 2008. Not only are we offering a healthy Motorcycle and ATV contingency program, but a privateer riding a Honda Motorcycle or ATV in the PRO XC1 class has a chance at a $25,000 championship bonus."

The 2008 GNCC season kicks off March 1-4 at The Triton in Melbourne, Fla. ATV’s will practice Saturday, March 1 and race Sunday, March 2. Bikes will practice Monday, March 3 and race Tuesday, March 4. For more information, visit

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, 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 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million in prizes. 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: Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Aerbis, Elka, GEICO, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior. Associate sponsors include Alpine-stars, BRP, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Ogio, Powersport Grafx, Rekluse, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, and MotoTee’s. Media Sponsors include Cycle News, Dirt Rider, Racer X Illustrated, Mini Rider, Trail Rider, ATV Rider, ATV Sport, and ATV Insider.  For more information, please visit