America’s Premier Off-Road Racing Series Adds Fantic eMTB Racing to the Action

America’s Premier Off-Road Racing Series Adds Fantic eMTB Racing to the Action

TimeTuesday, May 1, 2018 | 3:45 PM
TimeTuesday, May 1, 2018 | 3:45 PM

America’s Premier Off-Road Racing Series
Adds Fantic eMTB Racing to the Action
GNCC Series will Throw the Green Flag for Electric Bicycles

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 1, 2018) - The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce the addition of Fantic eMTB bicycle races to the already action-packed weekend schedule at the following four rounds:

Fantic eMTB races will take place Friday afternoon at four GNCC rounds in 2018.
Fantic eMTB races will take place Friday afternoon at four GNCC rounds in 2018. Courtesy Fantic

The Fantic eMTB races will be held Friday afternoon and will feature 7 classes, with no pre-qualifying: Pro, Schoolboy (12-18), Junior (19-29), Vet (30-39), Senior (40-49), Masters (50+) and Women. Races will be one hour events, with laps approximately three miles in length. The race course will be challenging, featuring many traditional GNCC-style obstacles, i.e., hills, rocks, woods sections, etc.

Class 1 Pedal Assist Bicycles with a motor powered speed of 20 mph and motor wattage of <=750 watts eligible only. The entry fee is $30 and awards will be given at the rate of 1 per 3, with a minimum of 3 per class. Transponder scoring will be used; transponders can be rented or purchased at the events.

“The addition of eMTB racing to GNCC is a logical advancement as we move into the next new chapter of GNCC Racing,” explained GNCC Trail Boss, Jeff Russell. “Last year the series allowed eMTB bikes for pre-race course inspection and their popularity exploded. Just makes sense to add them to the weekend’s festivities. That’s what we do… we race!” added Russell.

In 2017 the eMTB bikes were approved for pre-race course inspection, and their popularity exploded.
In 2017 the eMTB bikes were approved for pre-race course inspection, and their popularity exploded. Ken Hill

For 2018, the Fantic eMTB races will be non-points paying stand-alone events, with the plan to elevate the racing to full national championship status in 2019.

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.