by: Kayla Bolton
Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 2:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNCC Racing Welcomes Back a Host of Returning Sponsors for 2023 Season
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 16, 2023) – With the 2023 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, (GNCC Racing) kicking off this weekend, Racer Productions would like to welcome back over 30 returning sponsors and partners and continue give thanks for their ongoing support of the world’s premier cross country racing series.
Specialized continues on as the Presenting Sponsor of the GNCC Series for the fifth-straight year, and title sponsor for the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. Specialized will hold the title spot for Round three, The General GNCC in Washington, Georgia. The Specialized Victory Lane will also continue to host the top three racers of each race, from micros to pros and throughout the entire 49th Annual GNCC season.
Monster Energy will continue to be a prominent strength throughout pit area and starting line, as well as the micro and ePeeWee racing at each event with the traveling Monster Energy Activation Transport playing all of the top hits for everyone to hear. Monster Energy will also continue to have one of the most technical spots throughout the woods with the Monster Mile obstacle.
Yamaha Racing continues to equip the GNCC track crew as the Official Utility Vehicle of GNCC Racing for the 2023 season. Yamaha will be onsite at Big Buck, Snowshoe, Mountaineer and Ironman, where you can see all the latest Yamaha machines. Yamaha will also continue to sponsor the Yamaha Racing Track Map as well as a segment with RacerTV called the “Yamaha Rewind” that highlights Yamaha events and racers.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC returns with the Fast Track Pre-Registration Program. Racers who pre-register for an event will receive $20 in Race Gas e-credits on their Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account. Last year there were 11,909 pre-entered riders, with $238,180 being gifted back to those GNCC racers from the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Fast Track Pre-Registration Program.
Parts Unlimited remains to be a long-time series supporter and leader in the motorcycle and ATV parts distribution. Parts Unlimited continues to support the series on and off the track, including greeting every rider at the end of every race with a cool drink at the Moose Racing Cooldown Zone thanks to its family of brands, including Moose Racing, Moose Utility and Thor.
AMSOIL Inc. continues to specialize in synthetic lubricants, providing extraordinary performance to their customers. AMSOIL continues on as the MotoHero title sponsor for the 2023 season, while also giving each hero a $250 online shopping spree. AMSOIL Moto Heroes are nominated throughout the season, and a new one is chosen at each event to receive the honor.
FMF continues to provide major support in the series and for the FMF XC3 Class, paying out over $13,000 in rider purse. Each GNCC event will continue to feature an FMF Power Point track section, where machine power will separate riders.
VP Racing Fuels continues to be the Official Fuel of GNCC with an expanded product line featuring coolants and lubricants. VP Racing Fuels has been meeting the needs of ever riders’ machine since 1975.
GBC Powersports Tires remains a popular ATV tire throughout the GNCC pits as they continue to provide a high quality tire. Since establishing themselves in 1995, GBC has continued to grow though the powersports industry.
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and Michelin continue their sponsorship along as an Official Motorcycle Tire of GNCC Racing. Method Race Wheels will also continue to support the series through 2023 with riders able to enter for a chance for a free race entry when they pre-register.
One of the series longest-running sponsors is back again for the 2023 season. Wiseco has continued their partnership with GNCC, and after 76 years in the motorsports industry the company name is pretty much synonymous with pistons for off-road racing.
All Balls Racing continues their commitment in GNCC Racing through the upcoming season with the All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Awards. All Balls has an exceptional range of kits dating back to 1971 models, while they also offer component upgrades to the latest specs and designs.
Graphic kits, number plates, team replica kits, custom jerseys, canopies and sail flags are just some of the items that HBD MotoGrafx has to offer. HBD continues to serve the racing community with their donations at Ironman GNCC with profits from the sales of their pink graphics.
ARMA continues to provide a line of nutritional supplements that are formulated to help athletes and enthusiasts get the proper nutrition before, during and after action sport performances. ARMA has continued to develop and test in the real-world conditions with top athlete owners, Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed and Nick Wey making sure these products are what is best for everyone’s bodies.
Factory Connection will continue their trackside support at each event throughout the 2023 season. Factory Connection is committed to managing the demands that off-road racing brings to finding the right suspension for riders, while also being able to support the riders on a national level series.
Coming into 2023, Cometic is celebrating 21st year as a partner of the GNCC Series. They will continue to their support as the official sponsor of GNCC’s Technical Inspection and will be offering trackside support throughout the year. Cometic has delivered some of the most advanced gasket and engine sealing solutions to industry personnel as well as countless teams, and amateur riders.
Also continuing their support of the series is Alpinestars, who continues to be a world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products and motorcycling protection along with high-performance apparel. They continue to be involved throughout the motorsports industry, creating some of the most advanced technical equipment for top athletes around the world.
Twin Air returns to the lineup of sponsors for the upcoming GNCC season. Since 1972 the new inventive product was coming to fruition, a foam air filter that allowed airflow into the carburetor while protecting the engine from particles of sand, grime and water. To this day, Twin Air continues to evolve and expand its technology and design of its filters and accessories.
100% returns as an Official Goggle of GNCC Racing, but they also will continue their support in the 100% Hometown Hero and MotoHero programs. The Hometown Hero program equips GNCC racers to become ambassadors to promote their favorite sport to new audiences in their local communities. Participating riders are rewarded with a free pair of 100% Goggles and a free race entry. In the MotoHero program, 100% donates a pair of goggles to each recipient.
STACYC Stability Cycle looks to continue their support through 2023, the KTM-branded STACYC races at each GNCC event have continued to draw a crowd of at least 60 to 70 participants, with over 100 kids taking part in the Ironman ePeeWee race. They have also continued their agreement to donate STACYC units to the series as a giveaway throughout the 2023 season.
DeRisi Racing have provided professionally tuned suspension since 1999 as a family owned business, and they are continuing their support of the series through the 2023 season. DeRisi is owned and operated by former Pro racer, Santo DeRisi, who continues to test their setups and products on and off the track to make sure they are the best possible.
Rekluse Clutches continue to change the game in clutch technology and will continue to support the GNCC Series this season. Rekluse will continue to provide performance clutch products that are engineered, developed and manufactured in Boise, Idaho.
Browns RV Superstore remains a sponsor for the upcoming season and is a racing family-owned and operated business bringing some of the finest RVs to their South Carolina Dealership. Westfield Powersports will also continue their support of the series as they have created long-term relationships with their customers to make sure they exceed any expectations they may have. Mid-State Chevrolet has also continued to support the GNCC Racing Nation over many years, and through the 2023 season.
MotoTees is the official merchandise of the GNCC Series and has just recently launched an all-new website. You can shop the GNCC Collection at any event and online now. Make sure to get your official gear for the season at mototees.com.
GNCC Racing also partners with the American Motorcyclist Association, Team Faith, The Kurt Caselli Foundationand On-Track School.
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.
Catch GNCC Pro ATV and Motorcycle Racing free via RacerTV.com all season long. Pro ATV Racing starts Saturday’s at 2pm ET, with the exception of Big Buck, Snowshoe and Ironman events where they will start at 1pm ET. Pro Motorcycle Racing will begin at 1pm ET on Sunday’s. Later in the year GNCC Racing will premiere on MAVTV.
For more information on the GNCC Series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
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About GNCC Racing
The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, 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 2,800 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. Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.