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Yamaha’s GNCC University Set for June 22-24 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 1:40 PM

Yamaha’s GNCC University Set for June 22-24 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Racer Productions, producer of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is excited for the 2022 Yamaha GNCC University at Snowshoe Mountain Resort next week on June 22 through 24. Yamaha’s top off-road ATV and motorcycle racers, along with select other top riders in the industry, will be on hand as instructors for this riding school.

Led by Dean of Motorcycles, 7-Time AMA National Enduro Champion Randy Hawkins, this year’s bike instructors include XC1 riders Steward Baylor and Layne Michael, XC2 rider Mike Witkowski, WXC competitors Rachael Archer and Prestin Raines along with Jason and Emily Raines, Corey MacDonald (mechanic) and Lucas Statom (mechanic).

Professor of ATVs, XC1 Pro class rider Johnny Gallagher will lead this year’s Yamaha Racing ATV instructors, including 7-Time AMA National GNCC Champion Walker Fowler, XC1 rider Josh Merritt and 12-Time Women’s Class Champion Traci Pickens, Jeff Pickens, Mark Notman (mechanic) and Danny Fowler.

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The panel of professional instructors will head several groups of students according to bike size and riding level to ensure each student is learning with a group similar to his/her riding ability. During the Yamaha GNCC University, students will participate in lectures about sportsmanship, training, proper nutrition, and mental preparation, along with hands-on skills and drills designed to improve your riding and confidence in a variety of terrain and situations.

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Yamaha's GNCC University. 


Wednesday - Arrival, Registration Check-In, Opening Ceremonies & Dinner
Thursday - Breakfast, Morning Session, Lunch, Afternoon Session, Dinner & Bonfire
Friday - AM Classes, Lunch & Closing Ceremonies

Classroom Instruction:

Bike Prep & Maintenance
Race Prep
Social/Social Media Responsibility
How to appeal to a sponsor/Write a resume
Rider etiquette

For more information email [email protected].

For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at 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 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 For more information, please visit

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 Not a member? Join the AMA today:

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(304) 284-0084
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