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AMSOIL Ironman GNCC Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Expands
Yamaha, Zakowski Motorsports and HBD MotoGrafx Set to Contribute to MCFC
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 23, 2017) – The 23rd Annual AMSOIL Ironman Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) is slated for this weekend, October 28 and 29, for the motorsports-crazed town of Crawfordsville, Indiana. After setting the record for the largest attended GNCC event last year, Ironman Raceway is prepared to host over 2,000 racers and thousands of fans who will be raising awareness for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Previously announced as a “pink race,” the entire Ironman Raceway facility will be decorated in pink starting at the front gate flowing through the pits, and even into the woods, with the goal to give back to the local community that has grown into a favorite stop on the circuit over the past 23 years. Funds will be donated to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), and just last year GNCC made a group donation of $7,793 to the MCFC.
Yamaha Motor Corporation will once again be contributing to the Ironman GNCC fundraising efforts, and will donate $50 for each class win at the Ironman GNCC by a Yamaha rider, and $100 for each 2017 National Championship clinched on a Yamaha. With 20 titles already in hand, and 14 more possible, Yamaha is set to play a big role in the fundraising efforts.
Zakowski Motorsports will again be at Ironman Raceway for their annual breast cancer awareness campaign. Their popular $10 t-shirt line will return with all-new designs, in addition to hoodies and a large assortment of miscellaneous “pink” items. Over the past few years, Zakowski Motorsports has donated over $71,000 to various breast cancer awareness organizations. For the first time ever, Zakowski Motorsports will team up with Walker Fowler Racing to sell limited edition autographed Walker Fowler t-shirts for $20, with all proceeds from the entire collection going to breast cancer research. Make sure to keep an eye out for the neon pink canopy near Pro Row as they try and meet their fundraising goal of $20,500.
Number-plate background codes will be relaxed for the race and riders are encouraged to run pink backgrounds, available via HBD MotoGrafx. A $25.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation, while a full set of front and side backgrounds will retail for $59.95 and includes a $10 donation. In addition, each order will include one free mini plate. The last day to order official GNCC pink backgrounds is tomorrow Tuesday, October 24.
HBD MotoGrafx will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $1 donation. Stickers will be available at rider registration throughout the weekend. Finally, the limited edition pink podium backdrop will be autographed by each podium finisher during the weekend, and auctioned off during JJ Lawhorn’s concert Saturday night starting at 9 p.m.
Racers and spectators can get in on the fun by bringing and wearing pink clothes, riding gear, graphics and other decorations in addition to the planned Halloween festivities. The GNCC Trick-or-Treat for the kids makes its return for the Ironman GNCC on Saturday evening, October 31, from 5-6 p.m. Following the Trick-or-Treat will be a costume contest presented by Team Faith at 6 p.m. at their location in Sponsor Village.
The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series picks back up this weekend on October 28 and 29 with the AMSOIL Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full weekend and $10 for kids ages 6-11. Children five and under are free. All admission includes pro pit access. On both Saturday and Sunday, the youth division races are at 8 a.m., amateurs race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. The sixth and final round of UTV racing will take place Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
For more information on the series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
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 RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association:
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.