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GNCC Racing and Kenda Tires Announce Multi-Year Partnership

GNCC Racing and Kenda Tires Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 2:00 PM
Friday, February 3, 2023 | 2:00 PM


GNCC Racing and Kenda Tires Announce Multi-Year Partnership

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 3, 2023) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with Kenda Tires.

This year Kenda Tires celebrates 60 years in business. They have continued to supply Kenda tires, tubes, wheels or rubber products throughout these many years.  Kenda remains committed in providing the highest quality and innovate products to their customers as well as showing their dedication through customer service to everyone.

“Partnering with GNCC just makes sense for us,” said Drew Blackley, Sales and Development Manager for Kenda Tire USA. “The guy or gal that goes to a GNCC has the truck, the trailer, the ATV or Motorcycle and a bicycle to get around the track. Kenda Tire offers a product for each and every one of those applications. We are one stop shop for the everyday rider or racer.”

Kenda Tires will be onsite at every round with ATV and eMTB tires. They have a handful of different tires available from sport and utility for ATVs and tube or tubeless for eMTB. You can also shop by MX or XC racing, and specific terrain types for the different eMTB tires. 

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Also be sure to check out their all new contingency program offering $757,755 amount for the 2023 season. Click HERE to check out more on the contingency program. The Kenda Kash Awards Program is designed to reward racers who achieve racing success while using Kenda tires. Kenda Kash is offered to top finishers in all classes listed at the link above who use Kenda tires and display Kenda Decals. Kenda Kash is redeemable towards the purchase of tires through Kenda Tire.

“Kenda Tire is thrilled to grow our relationship with GNCC and the great folks at MX Sports,” said Chad Ellis, Brand Development Manager at Kenda Tire USA. “We are excited to announce the addition of our contingency program that boasts the most aggressive payout the industry has to offer. Our off-road community of riders and racers are the backbone of Kenda Tire, and our contingency program is our way of thanking each and every rider that chooses to ride Kenda.” 

The 2023 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized will kick off on February 18-19, 2023, with the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC in Union, South Carolina. To check out the full 2023 GNCC Series schedule, click HERE

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 premier cross country racing series. Founded in 1975, the 12-round motorcycle and ATV championship and 9-round eMTB 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 2,700 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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