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GNCC Hometown Hero Program Expands to all 13 Rounds

GNCC Hometown Hero Program Expands to all 13 Rounds

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 3:20 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 3:20 PM

GNCC Hometown Hero Program Expands to all 13 Rounds
Local Racers Deemed Ambassadors for GNCC Racing

With the 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, season now complete, Racer Productions is pleased to recognize the 2016 Hometown Heroes. GNCC Racing partnered with 52 amateur racers throughout the season in an effort to connect competitors to their communities in a unique way. 

Now in its second year, the Hometown Hero Program is designed to allow local GNCC racers an opportunity to help promote and grow their favorite sport by participating in local grassroots marketing campaigns. Participants were equipped with ready-made press release templates to fill out and submit to their local media outlets, school newspapers and websites. In addition, participants hung up posters at various local hangouts such as restaurants, bars or grocery stores, and then use social media outlets and the official hashtags of #HometownHero and #GNCCracing, for proof of involvement and to receive their gift of a free race entry at their hometown event.

Dalen Lane helped out for the Limestone 100 by placing posters around town to inform the public of the upcoming GNCC race in Springville, Indiana. Photo: Provided
Dalen Lane helped out for the Limestone 100 by placing posters around town to inform the public of the upcoming GNCC race in Springville, Indiana. Photo: Provided

Just two weeks ago the 22nd Annual AMSOIL Ironman GNCC became the largest rider attended event in 42-year-long GNCC history with a total of 2,442 ATV and motorcycle competitors. This record setting event is due in part to our Indiana Hometown Heroes: William Witty (Martinsville, IN), Paxton Dickerson (Vevay, IN), Rod Marshall (Lebanon, IN) and Luke Preston (Bedford, IN).

Sadie Welch, Dalen Lane, Cameron Abee, Kendall LaFollette, Colby Davis, Emily Street also participated in the On-Track School Program that travels in conjunction with the GNCC circuit. The school program gets involved with local communities and brings GNCC racing to the next generation by speaking about ATV/motorcycle safety, goal setting, perseverance and anti-bullying. This well-established program, now its fifth year, reached over 3,700 students at 11 different schools across several states. 

For more information on the Hometown Hero Program and GNCC series, visit the official website at or call (304) 284-0084. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news

Hunter Williams participated in the Hometown Heroes program for the Steele Creek GNCC round in Morganton, North Carolina.  Photo: Provided
Hunter Williams participated in the Hometown Heroes program for the Steele Creek GNCC round in Morganton, North Carolina.  Photo: Provided

Congratulations and thank you to all our participating Hometown Heroes, please see below to view the full list of 2016 GNCC Hometown Heroes.

Round 1 – Wild Boar – Palatka, FL

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Bryanna ParksRockledge, FLATVWomen Amateur
Dylan TerangoPlantation, FLATV125 Sr. (12-15)
Jesse AnsleyMyakka City, FLBike200 A
Amanda RichardsonLargo, FLBikeWomen Amateur


Round 2 – Cannonball – Sparta, GA

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Dwight PollardClayton, GAATVJunior A (22+)
Dylan WalravenDallas, GAATVSuper Mini (12-15)
Woody BramlettDalton, GABikeGolden Masters (60+)
Josh LeeStatesboro, GABikeXC2 Pro Lites


Round 3 – Steele Creek – Morganton, NC

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
James GlaudaWaxhaw, NCATV125 Jr. (8-11)
Roger IwerksForest City, NCATVSilver Masters (55+)
Harry EngelhartCharlotte, NCBikeSuper Senior A (45+)
Hunter WilliamsSophia, NCBike4-Stroke B Lites


Round 4 – Big Buck – Union, SC

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Cameron AbeeUnion, SCATVSchoolboy Sr. (14-17)
Prestin RainesTravelers Rest, SCBikeGirls (8-15)
Vance EarlBlacksburg, SCBikeSuper Senior A (45+)
Chris VendittiFort Mill, SCBike250 A


Round 5 – Camp Coker Bullet – Society Hill, SC

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Kayla NorrisAiken, SCATVWXC
Johnny ThomasCharleston, SCBikeElite Masters (65+)
Andrew SegarsSumter, SCBike65 (7-9)
Kendall LaFolletteYork, SCBikeWXC


Round 6 – Limestone 100 – Springville, Indiana

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Sadie WelchShelbyville, INATVWomen Amateur
Dalen LaneMartinsville, INATV50 Open Sr. (7-11)
Robert WilliamsNorth Vernon, INBikeMasters A (50+)
Rachel GutishTerre Haute, INBikeWXC


Round 7 – The John Penton – Millfield, OH

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Ayden KonklerNew Lexington, OHATV90 (8-12)
Kamren BobbBainbridge, OHATVWXC
Collin GhearingJackson, OHBike85 (12-13)
Darin DarmosAmherst, OHBikeSenior B (40+)


Round 8 – Tomahawk – Odessa, NY

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Jonathan HenryMcGraw, NYATV90 (8-12)
Austin ConklinElmira, NYATV50 Open Jr. (4-6)
Colby DavisBerkshire, NYBike85 (12-13)
Michael JohnsonLockport, NYBikeSuper Senior B (45+)


Round 9 – Snowshoe – Snowshoe, WV

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Haden NicholsonMorgantown, WVATVSuper Mini (12-15)
Forrest WhortonAmmisville, VAATV4x4 Senior (40+)
Kenny HawkinsElkins, WVBikeSuper Senior A (45+)
Brenden PolingGrafton, WVBike4-Stroke B Lites


Round 10 – Unadilla – New Berlin, NY

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Serenity ClarkElmira, NYATV50 Open Sr. (7-11)
Keaton HendersonWattsburg, PAATVSuper Mini (12-15)
Michael Beeler Jr.Waterford, NJBikeSuper Mini Jr. (12-13)
Frank TusselScotch Plains, NJBikeSenior A (40+)


Round 11 – Mountaineer Run – Masontown, WV

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Logan WaugamanJunior, WVATVCollege A (16-21)
Greyson KuhnBruceton, Mills, WVATV90 Limited (8-12)
Emily StreetsGrafton, WVBikeWomen Amateur
Layne MorrisFrazier, WVBike50 Sr. (5-7)


Round 12 – Powerline Park – St. Clairsville, Ohio

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
Casey SimmonsCoolville, OHATVSuper Mini (12-15)
Glenn McConnellSherrodsville, OHATVSilver Masters (55+)
Albert ChuppaNorthfield, OHBikeElite Masters (65+)
Tanner CollinsCrooksville, OHBike85 (12-13)


Round 13 – Ironman - Crawfordsville, Indiana

NameCity, StateATV/BikeClass
William WittyMartinsville, INATV70 CVT (6-11)
Paxton DickersonVevay, INATV90 (8-12)
Rod MarshallLebanon, INBikeSuper Senior A (45+)
Luke PrestonBedford, INBike200 C (16+)


About GNCC Racing 

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, 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 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and For more information, please visit