by: Kayla Bolton
Friday, June 3, 2022 | 9:45 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNCC Racing Gears Up for Yamaha Racing Snowshoe Event
Live Entertainment, Special Events and Camping Fees Announced
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 3, 2022) – With the eighth round of the 2022 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, taking place this weekend the series continues to gear up for the Yamaha Racing Snowshoe GNCC event on June 25-26.
Kicking off the special events on Snowshoe Mountain will be Yamaha’s GNCC University that takes place before the race on Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24. Some changes have been made due to facility issues so listen up if you’ve signed up online for the University. The GNCC University will be moving to the Mountain Lodge Ballroom in lieu of the Shaver Center/Big Top Area being closed off. When you arrive onsite to check-in you will follow the signage, which will lead you to the ballroom.
Then on Friday morning, the 8th Annual Golf Tournament Team Fundraiser for the USA ISDE Trophy Team will take place at Snowshoe Mountain Resort’s Raven Golf Club. All proceeds from the event go directly to the USA ISDE Team to help fund the transportation of the athletes to this prestigious event, which will be held in Le Puy-En-Velay, France on August 29 - September 3. If you are unable to attend the event, donations can be made by selecting the “donate” option on the online registration form. For more information or to register for the tournament, click HERE.
Racing will kick off Saturday morning, and don’t forget without the Micro (50cc) racing the Youth ATV start will be at 8:00 a.m., the Amateur ATV Start with 4x4 Pro and WXC will be at 10 a.m. and the Pro ATV Start will be at 1:00 p.m. ET.The Specialized Turbo eMTB race will still begin at 4:30 p.m.
A handful of live entertainment will be on hand at Snowshoe once again this year as American Idol contestant Kaylin Roberson and Matt Gorman will perform throughout the weekend. Earlier this year Roberson received a “Golden Ticket” for Season 20 of American Idol and made her way to Hollywood where she was one of the top 40 contestants selected from hundreds of auditions. Roberson performed the National Anthem at last year’s Snowshoe GNCC and will continue with performances throughout the weekend alongside boyfriend Gorman.
Nat Frederick and Stephen Cotter will also perform throughout the weekend at this year’s Snowshoe GNCC. Fredrick has had a lifelong passion for music, rooted back to his family sing-alongs while watching country music television videos. Frederick continues to write authentic country music songs and perform his solo acoustic show all over the East Coast. A full schedule of live performances will be released within the next couple of days.
The Pride of West Virginia, the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band will once again be at Snowshoe Mountain Resort to perform before the start of the races. The award-winning Mountaineer Marching Band appreciates a reputation as one of the exceptional organizations on the WVU campus as they are known for their high-energy performances, outstanding musical arrangements and presentations.
The 7th Annual GNCC Graduation will take place on Saturday evening in the village at 6:30 p.m. Racer Productions is calling all members of the Class of 2022, whether you have graduated from elementary school, middle school, high school, college or a technical school, GNCC Racing wants to recognize you for your prestigious academic accomplishment. Tim Cotter, “The Dean of Dirt” and Racer Productions Event Director, will be the keynote speaker of the night. The Dean of Dirt will also be handing you your very own GNCC Graduation Diploma, as well as a commemorative GNCC Graduate favor. Since we spend so much time with our racing families, it is only fitting that we celebrate your graduation together. All we need is for you to fill out the GNCC Graduation Form, HERE, before 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 23. You may also sign up at the event by seeing Kayla Bolton at rider registration.
ePeeWee Racing will continue to take place on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. near the finish line area. Team Faith will also have their Non-Denominational Chapel Service from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Yamaha will host demo riders at the bottom of Ballhooter near the boathouse throughout the weekend. For a full list of scheduled events and times, click HERE.
If arriving to Snowshoe on or before Thursday, June 23 admission will be $40 per adult (12+) and $15 per child (6-11). Admission starting on Friday, June 24 will be $30 per adult (12 and $15 for children. All tickets include a Ski Lift Ticket. There will also be a $50 facility/grounds fee per Snowshoe Mountain Resort for anyone camping and/or bringing in a large trailer to the Snowshoe GNCC event.
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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.