FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RacerTV to Record Acceptance Speeches this Weekend
for the 2020 GNCC Virtual Awards Ceremonies
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 6, 2020) – This weekend at the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100, season finale of the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, RacerTV will be onsite to record rider acceptance speeches for the 2020 GNCC Virtual Awards Ceremonies scheduled for this December 12and 13.
Due to health concerns arising from the COVID crisis, series organizer Racer Productions cancelled the traditional season-ending awards banquets set for December 12th (ATV) and 13th (Bikes), which hosts well over 700 guests each night. In their stead, the first-ever online GNCC Virtual Awards Ceremonies was announced.
These are challenging times, but as a direct result of the Safe-to-Race Tool Kit issued by the Safe-to-Race Task Force, the GNCC Series was able to complete a full season under extreme conditions, largely as a result of the events being held outdoors. For this year, indoor banquets hosting 700+ guests are not prudent under the circumstances. We hope our racers and their families understand the situation, and that this decision was made with their best health interest in mind.
Racers placing in the 4th – 10th overall class positions are encouraged to stop by this weekend and give their acceptance speech. Class champions along with 2nd and 3rd place finishing positions will receive call-in details closer to the ceremony, as they will be featured live in the online ceremony. Even if you are not sure of your final finishing position, riders are encouraged to provide a recorded speech. Once final results are tabulated the video order will be established.
The virtual ceremonies will be conducted on the previously scheduled banquet dates of December 12th (ATV/eMTB) and 13th (Bikes) according to the schedule previously announced HERE.
Riders should take this opportunity to reflect on their season and thank their sponsors and families. For an example on how to give your acceptance speech, watch the following video from GNCC Event Director, Tim Cotter.
The recording studio (tent) will be located adjacent to Rider Registration on Vendor Row. The studio will be available on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the end of day, then again on Sunday from 9 a.m. until end of the day.
If you are not attending the event this weekend or want to record your speech at a later time, you may submit your video to [email protected] Videos should be no longer than 45 seconds and must be received no later than Friday, December 4. Be creative and use your imagination – and keep it kid-friendly!
More information on the virtual ceremonies can be found HERE. Attendance is FREE! Haha!
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.
To get the latest GNCC Racing clothing and merchandise visit https://www.mototees.com.
How to Watch
Racer TV and MAVTV are the official homes for coverage of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opener to the season finale will air in taped-delayed telecasts on MAVTV, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 2 p.m. ATV and 1 p.m. motorcycle races from each event. Catch all the action at http://www.mavtv.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/.
About GNCC Racing
The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized is the World’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 two and three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through racetracks 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 live on RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.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.