FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
100% Hometown Hero Program Returns for Sixth-Straight Season
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 17, 2020) – With the 2021 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, season set to kick off this coming weekend Racer Productions is pleased to announce the return of the 100% Hometown Hero program.
The Hometown Heroes program is in its sixth year, allowing GNCC racers to promote and grown their favorite sport locally. The riders that are chosen to participate in local grassroots marketing campaigns by hanging posters in local businesses and sharing those images through their social media pages.
In 2020, the program had to be suspended for rounds 4 – 8 due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but with the Safe-To-Race Taskforce guidelines in place the GNCC Hometown Heroes were brought back for the fall portion of the series.
Participants hang up posters at various local hangouts such as restaurants, bars or grocery stores, and then use social media outlets and the official hashtag #GNCCHometownHero #GNCCRacing for proof of involvement and to receive their free race entry at their hometown event.
Returning for 2021, Ride 100% will be giving a pair of goggles, along with a free race entry, to each Hometown Hero who uses the official hashtags mentioned above as well as tagging @gnccracing and @lildeb55.
A packet will be sent to the address on file with a special letter along with 10-15 posters. If you would like to be chosen as a Hometown Hero please email Debby Hawk at [email protected].
For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and include the hashtag #GNCC.
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 in South Carolina to the finale at Ironman Raceway in Indiana, 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.