AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series Participants Nominated For 2018 AMA Championship Banquet Awards

AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series Participants Nominated For 2018 AMA Championship Banquet Awards

TimeThursday, November 8, 2018 | 12:00 PM
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TimeThursday, November 8, 2018 | 12:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Kayla Olliver
(304) 284-0084
[email protected] 

AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series Participants
Nominated For 2018 AMA Championship Banquet Awards
Voting Now Open for AMA Members

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (November 8, 2018) – The American Motorcyclist Association announced the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet award nominees on November 6. Racer Productions, producers of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce that seven individual athletes who compete in the GNCC Series are nominated for the 2018 Awards. 

AMA Members are encouraged to vote and help choose the winners of the selected categories, including the highly sought-after AMA Athlete of the Year awards. The award winners will be announced at the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, December 8 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. 

2017 GNCC AMA Championship Banquet Stage.
2017 GNCC AMA Championship Banquet Stage. AMA Media

To cast your vote for the 2018 AMA racing awards and see a full list of the nominees, follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HBSF6F. Voting will end at midnight on Sunday, November 11. 

AMA National No. 1 plates are awarded to class champions from national and regional motorcycle and ATV championships at the banquet, while second and third place finishes will also receive awards. 

To reserve your space at the event, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Championship-Banquet. Tickets are $75 each. AMA Life Members receive a $10 discount and children 4 years old and younger are free. 

Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/events/ama-championship-banquet to learn more. 

2018 GNCC AMA Racing Award Nominees 

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series

  • Steward Baylor Jr. -- Champion, AMA Enduro National Championship Series
  • Kailub Russell -- Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Championship
  • Ryan Sipes -- ISDE, Motocross of Nations

AMA ATV Athlete of the Year

  • Walker Fowler -- AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
  • Traci Pickens -- AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

AMA Youth Racer of the Year

  • Max Fernandez -- AMA Grand National Cross Country Series 

AMA Female Racer of the Year

  • Tayla Jones -- AMA National Enduro Championship Series, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
  • Traci Pickens -- AMA Grand National Cross Country Series 

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 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 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.