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GNCC Continues Partnership with Four Co-Sanctioning Race Organizations
New York Off-Road Association Returns For Tomahawk and Black Sky Events
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 29, 2019) – The 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is excited to welcome back four race organizations to serve as co-sanctioning partners as the 2019 season continues on. A total of 9 out of 13-rounds will be partnered with premier regional racing bodies, which will allow racers to connect with various racing series while continuing to advance the sport of off-road racing.
GNCC Racing welcomes back New York Off-Road Association (NYOA), formerly known as Western New York Off-Road Association. Multiple racers compete in both the NYOA and GNCC series and with memberships in New York being at a record high. Both Tomahawk and Black Sky will be co-sanctioned events.
"We are very excited to be working with Racer Productions in 2019 on the two GNCC rounds in upstate New York. The melding of the best off-road series in New York State with the best off-road series in the nation is a perfect and natural union,” said Joel Grover, NYOA President. "The New York Off-road Association is proud to include the two New York GNCC rounds in our newly titled series, the Kenda New York X-Country State Championship, an AMA featured series. The Tomahawk and Black Sky events are certain to be highlights of 2019 series for both NYOA and GNCC racers alike."
Returning for another season is the Southeastern Enduro and Trail Riders Association (SETRA), who will be co-sanctioning at three rounds on the GNCC circuit. SETRA members will compete in the, The Specialized General, FMF Steele Creek, and CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC races.
“SETRA is once again excited to co-sanction with the GNCC for The General, Steele Creek, and Camp Coker Bullet events,” said Chris Doran, SETRA President. “This is a great opportunity for our riders to compete on a national level and still receive points for the local series. We always look forward to participating in the GNCC's as they are such quality, fun, and exciting events.”
Indiana Cross Country Racing (IXCR) will be co-sanctioning the X-Factor GNCC on May 4-5 in Peru, Indiana as well as the infamous AMSOIL Ironman GNCC on October 26-27 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. IXCR has been associated with the GNCC Series since 2009, where they have helped grow the Indiana events even setting records at the Ironman GNCC in 2016. Top ATV competitor, Brycen Neal took home first overall in the ATV standings for 2018, other top ATV contenders that often make an appearance at WEXCR events are Adam McGill, Josh Merritt, Cody Collier, and Johnny Gallagher.
Woods Extreme XC Racing (WEXCR) will be back this season with a co-sanction race at The Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio on May 18-19. WEXCR has continued to grow after being founded in 2011 with events throughout Ohio and West Virginia.
The 2019 AMSOIL GNCC series continues this weekend, June 1 and 2, with the Dunlop GNCC in Odessa, New York. To find out more about the SETRA, IXCR, NYOA, and WEXCR series, please visit their websites.
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.