GNCC Racing

New Champions Crowned at GNCC Snowshoe Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 | 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jason Weigandt
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Team KTM Takes the Victory, Rider Down Foundation Garners Funding 

Snowshoe, W.Va. (September 16, 2008) -- The sixth-annual Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Charity Golf Tournament delivered the usual array of skilled and unskilled golf talent along with a nice pile of donations for the Rider Down Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for injured bike and ATV racers.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort hosted the tournament on their challenging 18-hole Raven course the Friday before the weekend’s GNCC race. Team KTM, consisting of mechanics Don Macan, Chad Henderson, Paul Nixon and David “Hollywood” Cripe, romped home as champions in the scramble. For their efforts, the team collected four Ogio Golf Bags, and their names will be attached to the GNCC Golf Tournament traveling trophy.

The KTM squad of Cripe, Macan, Henderson and Nixon collected the 2008 GNCC Charity Golf Tournament Victory.
Stephani McIntyre Photo

In addition, a few holes were designated to test skills. Closest to the Hole competitions were topped by Topper Morain (Hole 3), Jason Hooper (Hole 6), Steve Toth (Hole 12) and Amy Andrews (Hole 14). Elliot Skaggs, Team Yamaha mechanic for eight-time GNCC Champion Bill Ballance, won the longest drive contest at Hole 5.

In all, over 40 golfers participated despite threats of rain throughout the day. In addition, GNCC sponsors pitched in $250 sponsorships for each hole on the course, with 100 percent of the funds donated to the Rider Down Foundation. The sponsored holes generated approximately $4000 for the Foundation. For more information on the Rider Down Foundation, visit

The Scorecard.

GNCC Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors

1 - KTM
2 - Winner’s Choice
3 - Outlaw Motorsports
4 - Parts Unlimited
5 - Plum Contracting
6 -
7 - Can-Am
8 - Racer X Illustrated
9 - Morgantown Honda
10 - Moto Tees
11 - Scott USA
12 - Moose Racing
13 - Pirelli
14 - Geico
15 - Wiseco
16 - Twin Air
17 - Monster Energy
18 - Rider Down Foundation

The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series continues on September 27 and 28 at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, New York. For more information, scroll to

Macan tees off at Hole 11.
McIntyre photo

About GNCC Racing:

The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round championship series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions and has run since 1973. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC Racing will air weekly television shows on the Versus network starting August 2. GNCC featured sponsors include Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose Racing, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, Geico, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior, and riders compete for over $3 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Alpinestars, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport Graf X, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, Ogio, Rekluse, and MotoTee’s. For more information log on to