GNCC Racing

UTV Scene Ironman GNCC Recap

Friday, October 31, 2014 | 11:20 AM

Another race left its starting gate without me, and as my camera and I stood there in the dust, I was reminded that I enjoy racing a UTV much more than I do watching one. Regardless of whether I’m in the race or watching it, I still tend to pick up a few things throughout the day, so here’s a list of some of the more interesting things that I learned from the final round of the 2014 GNCC Series in Crawfordsville, Indiana…

The mighty Ironman GNCC in moto-friendly Crawfordsville is twenty years old already. Man does time fly. Each year more and more people flock to this event in both spectator and rider form. I’m guessing there must have been 10 to 15 thousand spectators there. That’s outstanding! What’s more, is including quads, bikes and UTVs they had over 2000 entries! The way it’s going the GNCC Grand Finally may become bigger than the Indiana State Fair, well maybe not that big, but you get the picture. 87 teams shared what seemed to be a shortened version of last years epic Barry Hawk built track, and this seemed to make for a busy racetrack. Every time I saw an XC1 machine it seemed to be carving its way through dusty traffic. Maybe this is part of the problem that is to come as part of the success of UTV racing. This year’s track was decent, just not like last year’s masterpiece. They seemed to have skipped a really nice section that was there last year. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s an effort to squeeze more action in front of the largest spectator-attended GNCC of the year. Regardless, this was the first track in a long time that UTV drivers didn’t absolutely love.

Read more about the Ironman UTV event HERE