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Grand National Cross Country Series Announces 2021 Awards Banquet
Top 10 Racers in Each Championship Class to be Recognized
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 7, 2021) – With two rounds remaining in the 2021 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, Racer Productions is excited to announce details for the end of season banquet celebration. The GNCC Series is excited to host an in-person banquet celebration once again, after accommodating a virtual banquet in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety measures and protocols.
The world’s best off-road racing competitors will be recognized on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Friday evening will be dedicated to the top 10 ATV, ATV Micro 50cc finishers and eMTB top 10 finishers in each championship class, while Saturday evening celebrates the top 10 Bike racers, and the Bike Micro 50cc finishers in each championship class. In addition to the trophy presentation, the top 5 in each class will receive contingency item prizes from our Series Sponsors.
The banquet will also feature an array of Specialty Awards, including Rider of the Year, Kurt Caselli Foundation Good Steward Award, Sponsor of the Year and more. If you would like to nominate a rider for the Good Steward Award, Pit Crew, Comeback of the Year or Sportsmanship awards please send a letter to [email protected].
The cost of the banquet is $50 for adults (12+), and $25 for youth (6-11), with kids five and under receiving a free admission. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. each day for Happy Hour and seating, with dinner commencing at 5:30 p.m. Online Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST.
Rooms at the Morgantown Marriott Hotel are available to GNCC Racers and their families at a discounted rate of $139 + tax. To reserve a hotel room, click HERE. To receive the discounted group rate, please make reservations no later than Friday, November 12, 2021. Availability of rooms after the last day to book may be subject to pay higher rates and only reservations booked within the group block will receive the contracted group rate.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will be returning with the Ticket to Ride giveaway. Two winners from each night will be chosen at random to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, to a unique riding excursion in Moab, Utah. Each winner will be invited to bring a guest on the exclusive trip in the spring of 2022. The winner must be present at their respective banquet night in order to claim the prize.
Riders Meetings will once again be held virtually, a schedule of Riders Meetings will be available online at a later date. Participants can login to the Zoom Riders Meetings to be able to voice their opinion on class structure, rules and more for the upcoming 2022 season. If you would like to submit a rule proposal beforehand, please forward your proposal to [email protected].
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.