FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The World’s Largest Off-Road Motorcycle and ATV Racing Series
Travels to Broome County September 14 and 15
Local Racers Line Up to Compete Against The Nation’s Best Racers
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 5, 2019) – The world’s largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series travels to Broome County next weekend, September 14 and 15, for the inaugural Parts Unlimited Black Sky GNCC to be held in Harpursville, New York. The event serves as round ten of the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship.
As the first of two new stops on the GNCC schedule in 2019, the Black Sky GNCC is looking to become a favorite for riders and fans alike. With a mix of fast, flowing trails, tight and technical sections, this course will ultimately consist of a little something for all riders.
Over 1,400 racers are expected to compete at the Black Sky GNCC and the 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 Broome County and the surrounding areas. Riders will compete on highly tuned dirt bikes and four-wheeled ATVs, and the race will include top talent, such as U.S. National Champions and World Champions from Europe and Australia.
This event also offers a great opportunity for local racers to showcase their talents in front of their hometown crowd. New York native Devon Feehan will be a rider to keep an eye on this weekend. Feehan comes from the nearby city of Windsor, and on Saturday he will compete in the XC1 Pro class. Feehan is currently ranked 12th in the overall standings, after only racing 5 events due to injury. Feehan is expected to make his return next Saturday and race the last four rounds of the 2019 GNCC Season.
Racing in Sunday’s premier motorcycle pro race will be current overall points leader and six-time GNCC National Champion, Kailub Russell. With this being an all-new venue for GNCC Series, Russell and the rest of the XC1 Open Pro class will be on the same level playing field next weekend. Russell is looking to clinch his 60th overall win, and maintain the points lead heading into the final three rounds.
Local racers expected to compete next Saturday on ATVs will be: Devon Feehan (XC1 Pro), Marty Christofferson (XC1 Pro), Greg Covert (XC1 Pro), Hunter Hart (XC1 Pro), Steven Covert (XC2 Pro-Am), Katelyn Osburn (WXC), Mason Harrington (90 Limited 8-12), Madison Harrington (Girls 8-15), Devon Dean (Junior B 22+), Boedy Lamoreaux (XC2 Pro-Am), Dylan Hagerman (College A 16-21), Cody Featherson (Junior B 22+), Morgan Downing (Women), Lucas Johnson (Junior B 22+), Myrakle Ray (Girls 8-15), Darryl Berlin (30+ C), Slater Collins (College A 16-21), Greg Fruchtel (Masters 50+), Ivo Paljevic (35+ C), Brooke Williams (70 CVT 6-11), Sheena Williams (Women), Jessica Carnes (Schoolboy Jr. 13-15), Dustin Carnes (4x4 Senior 40+), Mikey Nickels (College A 16-21) and David Nappo (Senior A 40+).
Also expected to compete next weekend on motorcycles will be Paul Best (85cc 12-13), Hunter Cleveland (4-Stroke B Lites), Toby Cleveland (125 B/C), Kevin Monahan (Golden Masters 60+), Frank Messina (Senior A 40+), Kevin Cotton (Open A), Colby Davis (4-Stroke A Lites), Cooper Davis (85cc 7-11), Jordan Burnette (200 C 16+), Jojo Bowden (XC2 250 Pro), Jake Hansen-Ivett (Sportsman B), Joel Grover (Super Senior A 45+), Samuel Pierce (250 C Schoolboy 14-17), Tripp Starkweather (MXC2 6-8), James Steiner (Vet A 30+), Jacob Carnes (65cc 7-9) and Levi Laven (50cc Sr. 6-7).
Four-wheeled ATVs will compete throughout the day on Saturday, September 14. Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by Micro ATVs at 9:15 a.m. and Micro bike racing at 10 a.m., then the amateurs, 4x4 pro and women at 11 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs’ race at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, September 15, the motorcycles will take to the woods of New York following the same race schedule of youth racing action starting the day off at 8 a.m., women and amateur riders race at 10 a.m. and the pros and top amateurs will start at 1 p.m.
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 $50, and riders can sign up at the track or pre-enter. 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 2 p.m. pro ATV race and 1 p.m. pro bike race will be broadcast LIVE on the Internet via Racer TV on www.racertv.com both Saturday and Sunday. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 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.
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.