FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMSOIL GNCC Series Announces Specialized as Presenting Sponsor
Specialized to Become Title Sponsor of eMTB GNCC National Championship
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 21, 2018) – Racer Productions and Specialized Bicycle Components are excited to announce their partnership that will bring the United States-based bicycle company to the 13-round AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series as the new presenting sponsor for 2019 and beyond.
The 2019 GNCC season will introduce the eight-round
Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship,
opening with The General in Washington, GA on Saturday, March 16.
Specialized Bicycle Components has been a leader in production innovation since 1974, they have been manufacturing and marketing bicycles, bicycle components and related productions under the brand name “Specialized” for over 45 years. They are dedicated and filled with people that are driven by achieving the same goals as the GNCC Series.
“At Specialized, we acknowledge and celebrate the very similar grassroots beginnings of GNCC,” said Specialized Marketing Leader, Sam Benedict. “We are dedicated to growing awareness, participation and diversity in eMTB racing as well as pedal-assist bicycles throughout the off-road racing scene.”
Specialized will be represented at all 13 GNCC events, in addition to the introduction of the eight-round Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. The new partnership also brings demo activations, custom gear, new series logo branding and more.
The 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized kicks off February 23 and 24 in Union, South Carolina with the Big Buck. Click HERE to view the full 2019 schedule. The first Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship round will take place at The General GNCC in Washington, Georgia on Saturday, March 16.
|2019 Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship Schedule|
|March 16||The General||Washington, GA|
|March 30||Steele Creek||Morganton, NC|
|May 18||The John Penton||Millfield, OH|
|June 1||Tomahawk||Odessa, NY|
|June 22||Snowshoe||Snowshoe, WV|
|July 27||Loretta Lynn’s||Hurricane Mills, TN|
|Sept 28||Mason-Dixon||Mt. Morris, PA|
|Oct 26||Ironman||Crawfordsville, IN|
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 presented by Specialized 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 eMTB Racing
The Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship brings off-road racing and pedal-assist or electric bicycles together for an eight-round championship produced by Racer Productions. Much like a typical cross-country racing event, these races feature varied terrain featuring hills, rocks, roots, and more but are limited to electric, or pedal assist model mountain bikes only. 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. 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.