by: Kayla Bolton
Monday, April 8, 2019 | 1:15 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
America’s Premier Off-Road Motorcycle and ATV Racing Series
Returns to Chesterfield County April 13 and 14
Local Racers Line Up to Compete Against Nation’s Best Off-Road Talent
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 8, 2019) – America’s premier off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series returns to Chesterfield County this weekend, April 13 and 14, for the fourth annual Camp Coker Bullet GNCC, to be held in Society Hill, South Carolina, at the popular Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve. This event serves as the fourth round of the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship.
Over 1,600 racers are expected to compete in the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC, and this event will draw several thousand spectators from the surrounding community, as well as all over the U.S., ultimately bringing an estimated $1.3 million in revenue to Chesterfield County and neighboring areas. Riders will compete on highly tuned dirt bikes and four-wheeled ATVs, and the race will include top talents, such as U.S. National Champions and World Champions from Europe, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
The event will also treat fans to a live concert, as Monster Energy proudly presents AJ Sanders at the Camp Coker GNCC on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 p.m. Admission to the concert is included with your gate admission purchase. Gate Admission for Adults (12 and over) is only $20, Kids (6-11) is $10 and 5 & under get in free! Come watch the fastest off-road racers in the world battle at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve and listen to some old school southern charm country music from AJ Sanders.
Not only will there be a live concert, but plenty of other activities for children and adults. On Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 11:30am the Pro ATV (Saturday) and Pro Bike (Sunday) athletes will host an autograph signing session on Pro Row. Fans will be able to meet their favorite pro rider, and get their picture taken with them. Then Saturday evening from 6pm – 7pm, the annual Camp Coker Fishing Tournament will take place, along with Team Faith Youth activities including an Easter Egg Hunt at 6pm. For the latest event information, click HERE.
This event offers a great opportunity for local racers to showcase their talents in front of their hometown crowd. Hailing from one hour south of Society Hill, in Sumter, South Carolina are brothers, Zack and Chase Hayes. Both brothers ride in Sunday afternoon’s race, with Zack racing in the XC2 250 Pro class and Chase in the highly-competitive 250 A class. After three races, Zack currently sits ninth in the XC2 points and Chase sits third in his class. Both riders are excited for what is considered their hometown race, with a lot of family and friends making the trip to see them race both of them will be looking to excel in this coming weekend’s GNCC race.
Another South Carolina native coming from Hodges, South Carolina is Steward Baylor Jr. who races professionally in the GNCC Series. Coming into this weekend, Bayor Jr. sits third overall in the XC1 Open Pro class and overall Championship Standings. Baylor Jr. will be featured on the motorcycle shirt for this upcoming event, and will be aiming to take his second overall win of the season in front of his home state crowd. Steward Baylor Jr.'s brother Grant Baylor also takes part in the GNCC series, but has been sidelined during the first couple rounds due to injuries.
Local racers expected to compete this Saturday on ATVs will be: Doug Moore (4x4 B), Chuck Norris (Sportsman A/B), Zachary Jones (4x4 A), Dylan Turner (YXC2 Super Mini Jr. 12-13), Byron Russell (4x4 B), Josh Chandler (Trail Rider), Connor Walker (YXC2 Super Mini Jr. 12-13), Coleman Cook (16-18 C), Richie Solesbee (Trail Rider), Haile Fowler (Girls 8-15), Curtis Brazzill (16-18 C), Harrison Lindsey (125 Sr. 12-15), Tommy Cook (Trail Rider), Justin Turner (Sport 15+), Mackenzie Luckadoo (Girls 8-15), Cameron Faile (Sportsman A/B),
Also expected to compete this weekend on motorcycles will be Zack Hayes (XC2 250 Pro), Chase Hayes (250 A), Steward Baylor Jr. (XC1 Open Pro), Grant Baylor (XC1 Open Pro), David Graham (Silver Masters B), Jacob Kintz (250 A), Johnlee Campbell (250 A), Hudson Harris (65cc 10-11), Cameron Holloway (Open C College 16-24), Terrell Holloway (Masters B 50+), Nolan Osteen (200 B), Andrew Segars (85cc 7-11), Raymie Segars (200 C 16+), Hector Snethen (Super Senior B 45+), James Will (4-Stroke C Lites), Devin Pomianowski (Open A), Andrew Post (YXC1 Super Mini Sr. 14-15), Kennie Webb (Super Vet C 35+), Nicholas Marlowe (125 B/C), Todd Vess (Super Senior A 45+), Ben Thomason (250 C Schoolboy 14-17), Ben Sherboneau (Vet C 30+) and Austin Sentell (4-Stroke C Lites).
Four-wheeled ATVs and 50cc Micro riders will compete throughout the day on Saturday, April 13. Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., with Micro 50cc ATV racing at 9:15 a.m. and Micro 50cc bike racing at 10 a.m., followed by amateurs, 4x4 Pro and Women at 11 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs race at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, April 14, the motorcycles will take to the woods of South Carolina with youth racing action starting the day off at 8 a.m., followed by women and amateur riders’ race at 10 a.m. and then the pros and top amateurs will begin at 1 p.m.
The event is co-sanctioned with SETRA, a series that produces local racing events in the southeast, and will ultimately bring out a full slate of local racers. All local riders are invited and encouraged to compete in the event, as GNCC Racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. The amateur race entry fee is only $50 and riders can sign up at the event. To learn more about GNCC Racing, refer to the GNCC 101 webpage.
Spectator passes run $20 for adults and $10 for children (6-11), and kids five and under are free for the full weekend (Friday through Sunday), with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge.
The 1 p.m. pro races will be broadcast LIVE on the Internet via Racer TV on www.racertv.com both days. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m.
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.
- Facebook: @gnccracing
- Instagram: @gncc_racing
- Twitter: @gnccracing
- YouTube: @racertv
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.
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-minute, 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.