GNCC Racing

GNCC Live on This Weekend, October 27 and 28

GNCC Live on This Weekend, October 27 and 28

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 12:20 PM
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 12:20 PM

GNCC Live on This Weekend, October 27 and 28
Ironman Raceway Hosts GNCC Series Season Finale

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 26, 2018) – Tune in to this Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET for pro ATV racing, and then again at 4:00 p.m. ET for pro UTV racing. On Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET tune in for pro bike racing. The 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, heads into the season finale – the AMSOIL Ironman GNCC from Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Walker Fowler secured his fourth ATV XC1 National Championship at the previous round in Ohio, but that is not stopping him from aiming to earn the final win of the season this Saturday. Fowler has not had the smooth year he was hoping for, and with five other XC1 competitors earning overall wins this season he’s hoping to earn the last overall win.

After earning his first win at the Mason-Dixon GNCC, and finishing second two weeks ago in Ohio, Cole Richardson is aiming to finish out the season with his second overall win. Richardson has steadily improved all season long after returning from an injury in 2017, and with one more race to go he is hoping to secure his spot in the top five championship standings.

Looking to repeat his success at this weekend’s Ironman GNCC from 2015 and 2015 will be Jarrod McClure. He currently sits second in the National Championship standings, but McClure is hoping that he can finish out the season on top once again. McClure has earned one overall win this season at the X-Factor GNCC, which was the first Indiana race of the season back in May, and he is hoping that he can repeat that victory at the second Indiana race.

UTV Racing will take place at the AMSOIL Ironman as Hunter Miller, Jamie McCoy and Kyle Chaney all battle to take home the final UXC1 Pro Turbo National Championship. Collin Truett leads the way in the Single Seat UTV division, as well as the UXC2 Pro class. Kyle Hart and Jason Watt are looking to try and stop Truett as they contest for the UXC2 National Championship this weekend at 4 p.m. EST.

Heading into the season finale, Kailub Russell and Thad Duvall have both announced they will not be racing due to shoulder surgery for Russell and a broken wrist for Duvall. This will be the first race that one of those two have not earned the overall win at.

Ben Kelley finished third overall for the second-straight time. Kelley currently holds the points lead in the XC2 250 Pro class, and sits fifth overall in the National Championship standings. As the series heads into the last race, Kelley is looking to take home his seventh win of the season, possibly his first overall win as well as a National Championship in XC2 250 Pro.

Finishing fourth overall, and third in XC1 Open Pro, at the last round was Grant Baylor. Throughout the year, G. Baylor has had some up-and-down results but he’s looking to land on the podium once more before the season is completed. Teammate and brother, Steward Baylor was running in first at Powerline Park before misfortune struck. S. Baylor found himself in sixth overall and fourth in XC1 Open Pro. This weekend the Baylor brothers are aiming for the win. 

Sitting sixth in the National Championship standings is Josh Strang. This season Strang has finished inside the top-10 in XC1 at every round, including two podium finishes. Heading into the season finale Strang is hopeful he can pull off another podium finish and contest for the overall win.

XC2 250 Pro and Josh Toth earned fifth overall and second in class. Toth currently sits 23 points behind Kelley, and thus far in the season he as earned five class wins. When the green flag waves this weekend, Toth is aiming for another class win and to defend his XC2 250 Pro class championship. 

A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on November 18, at 1:30 p.m. ET for the Ironman Bike Show and November 25, at 5:30 p.m. ET for the Ironman ATV Show. Click HERE for the full 2018 broadcast schedule.

Link to Saturdays Pro ATV Coverage:

Link to Saturdays Pro UTV Coverage:

Link to Sundays Pro Bike Coverage:

2018 GNCC Live Schedule 

13Oct. 271 PMIronman ATVCrawfordsville, IN
 Oct. 274 PMIronman UTV 
 Oct. 281 PMIronman Bike 


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 For more information, please visit

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 and

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 Not a member? Join the AMA today: