FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNCC Racing Debuts Kurt Caselli Foundation GNCC Safety Vehicle
Medical Teams to Use at All GNCC Events
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 13, 2018) – Racer Productions, producer of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), an AMA National Championship, is proud to announce The Kurt Caselli Foundation GNCC Safety Vehicle, which made its debut at the FMF Steele Creek GNCC. The Kurt Caselli Foundation partnered with GNCC Racing to build a safety vehicle that will travel to every round of GNCC Racing for local medical teams to use around the facility and racecourse.
Kurt Caselli is among the most decorated off-road motorcyclist in history; his career highlights include three AMA National Hare and Hound National Championships, three championships in the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS), AMA Sportsman of the year in 2007, and multiple International Six Days Enduro medals. After Kurt’s death in 2013, The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in his memory with the mission of Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-road Riders.
“The emergency medical transport unit is one of the best additions to the GNCC equipment list,” said Tim Cotter, Racer Productions Event Direction. “Our racers and their families now have the comfort to know that at every GNCC there is a well equipped off-road vehicle to help riders in need.”
This is the foundation's first donation and partnership with a racing series on the east coast. Also helping in the partnership for the GNCC Safety Vehicle are FMF Racing, Westfield Powersports, Kawasaki, PCI Radios and Baja Designs. With the help from these partners, the GNCC Safety Vehicle is full equipped with a medical backboard and other medical necessities to help racers in the event of an injury. The safety vehicle and all of the accessories have a value of over $18,000.
The Kurt Caselli Foundation has a three-part mission that covers safety precautions for riders before, during and after a racing career. Listed below are the three missions they strive to complete for the riders:
- Before racing, we are committed to encouraging, developing, and standardizing safety precautions that will help minimize risk outside of the rider's control.
- During racing, we are committed to developing, establishing, and encouraging the use of safety equipment and policies to increase the safety of the riders.
- After racing, we are committed to providing a safety net that allows and encourages former racers to further their education and reach career goals for themselves and their families.
The Kurt Caselli Foundation President, Donny Emler Jr. joined GNCC Racing on the start of the pro bike race at the FMF Steele Creek to present the new Kurt Caselli Foundation GNCC Safety Vehicle. Click HERE to watch the video.
The 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues April 21 and 22 in Society Hill, South Carolina with the CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC. The series continues along the east coast before concluding in Crawfordsville, Indiana with the AMSOIIL Ironman GNCC on October 27 and 28.
For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series 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.
How to Watch
Racer TV and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are the official homes for coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opening Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina to the finale at Ironman Raceway in Indiana, will air in 30-minue; taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event, in addition to the six UTV rounds. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.racertv.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.