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Tune-In Alert: Yamaha Racing X-Factor Whitetails GNCC on NBCSN
This Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 PM EST
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 12, 2019) – Tune in to NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) this Sunday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. EST for the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, fifth round – Yamaha Racing X-Factor Whitetails bike highlight show from Peru, Indiana.
As round five got underway it was AmPro Yamaha’s Ricky Russell grabbing the $250 All Balls Racing XC1 holeshot award and heading into the woods first. FMF/KTM Factory Racing's Kailub Russell maintained a sizable lead throughout the entire race, with Rockstar Energy/Factory Husqvarna Racing’s Thad Duvall trying to apply the pressure throughout the race as well. At the start of the race Toth would find himself in third as the riders came around on the opening lap. Toth would settle into his third overall position, and maintain his speed.
Coming through first in the XC2 250 Pro class and fifth overall was Trail Jesters KTM’s Ben Kelley. Even though Kelley did not get a great jump off the line, he managed to move through the pack by the time they reached the finish line on the opening lap. Coastal Racing/Husqvarna’s Craig Delong made his return to the podium, finishing second in class, after breaking his collarbone right before round one. Delong was a man on the move during the X-Factor Whitetails afternoon race.
In the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class it was Trail Jesters KTM’s Jesse Ansley leading the race from the time the green flag flew as he took the $100 holeshot award, until the checkers were flying at the finish line. Factory Beta USA’s Cody Barnes came through second, even after having to stop at his pits to have his exhaust changed out from a crash earlier in the lap. Lojak Cycle Sales’ Chase Colville made his first appearance on the XC3 podium. Colville has been steadily working his way through the pack, and is aiming to continue pushing forward.
GNCC LIVE continues with coverage from each ATV and bike pro races for a total of 26 live racing programs online at RacerTV.com. Race fans and family members can watch their favorite professional and top amateur off-road racers compete for the win at each round throughout the season, and keep up-to-date with their quest for the 2019 National Championship.
NBCSN Channel number on Popular Cable/Satellite Providers:
- AT&T U-verse: Standard 640 / HD 1640
- DIRECTV: 220
- DISH Network: 159
Use the NBCSN channel finder to determine the channel for NBCSN in your area.
|2019 GNCC NBCSN Television Schedule|
|Rnd||Event Date||Broadcast Date||Time||Event||Location|
|5||May 4-5||Jul 14||1:00 PM||X-Factor Whitetails||Peru, IN|
|6||May 18-19||Aug 25||6:30 PM||The John Penton||Millfield, OH|
|7||Jun 1-2||Aug 31||3:30 PM||Tomahawk||Alpine, NY|
|8||Jun 22-23||Sep 8||3:00PM||Snowshoe||Snowshoe, WV|
|9||Jul 6-7||Sep 14||12:30 PM||High Voltage||Dunkard, PA|
|10||Sep 14-15||Oct 13||12:00 PM||Black Sky||Harpursville, NY|
|11||Sep 28-29||Oct 26||3:30 PM||Mason-Dixon||Mount Morris, PA|
|12||Oct 12-13||Nov 17||2:00 PM||Mountaineer @ Summit Bechtel Reserve||Beckley, WV|
|13||Oct 26-27||Nov 23||12:30 PM||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.