GNCC Racing

Rd 1 - Big Buck

Big Buck Farm - Union, SC

February 17, 2024 - February 18, 2024

Est: 1997

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AdultChild (6-11)
Weekend:At the GateOnlineAt the GateOnline
Thursday - Sunday$45$40$25$20
Friday - Sunday$35$30$20$15
Sunday Only$30N/AN/A N/A 

Special Information:

  1. This event will run a modified schedule (like Ironman):
    ATV Youth: 8 am 
    Bike Micro: 8:30 am (separate track)
    ATV Micro: 9:15 am (separate track)
    ATV Amateur: 10 am
    ATV Pro: 1 pm
    Bike Youth: 4 pm

    Bike Amateur Race 1: 8 am
    Bike Amateur Race 2: 10 am
    Bike Pro: 1 pm
  2. ePeeWee(STACYC) Racing: Saturday at 6:00 PM on the main starting line
  3. GNCC Kickstart Party powered by Monster Energy - Magnetic South Brewery Greenville: Thursday from 5:00 - 10:00 pm. at Magnetic South Brewery located at 701 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville, South Carolina
    • Come meet your favorite pro riders including: Steward Baylor, Thad Duvall, Rachael Archer, Cody Barnes, Korie Steede, Toby Cleveland, Chloe Harper and more!
GNCC Kickstart Party powered by Monster Energy - Magnetic South Brewery Greenville
GNCC Kickstart Party powered by Monster Energy - Magnetic South Brewery Greenville

The Big Buck course presents the standard GNCC obstacles: everything from tight woods, to fields, creek crossings and hill climbs. It’s a fast, wide-open course, but definitely not easy! The field sections are very fast and they get chopped up and rough as the weekend goes on, so you need to have your suspension dialed in.

Big Buck GNCC Hillclimb
Big Buck GNCC Hillclimb

Usually, a spectacular creek jump is incorporated into the course where the riders launch off of a bank and over the water. Of course, there’s a path around the jump for those who aren’t as comfortable with air time.

The Big Buck facility is owned by Henry Turner and his family, and they are big fans and supporters of GNCC Racing. Even the town of Union gets behind the Big Buck big time.

Since the course gets rough, riders need to be smart. New lines often open up throughout the race, so constantly scanning the terrain for a smoother route can save energy and reduce risks. Most of the tough sections, the hills and mud, are pretty basic, which means the winner will be the rider who runs through the trees fastest.

GNCC Racing at Big Buck in South Carolina
GNCC Racing at Big Buck in South Carolina

The soil at Big Buck is unique. It isn't a sandy soil that people associate with South Carolina. It's more of a clay base that can get slick when it's wet, and gets very silty and almost feels like sand when it's dry. The course is winding and can be tight. In fact, the quads usually have a section of tight trail, and the bikes have their own section of even tighter trail. If you're not a single track expert, don't worry, the sections are short and multiple lines open up.

Experience Union County, SC with the help of The Union County Tourism Commission. Check out their website to learn more, 

The town of Union, South Carolina offers specialty shops, historic landmarks, restaurants and more! Check them out below:

Union County Museum
127 W Main St, Union SC
Open Thursday - Sunday & Tuesdays.
Voted "Best Local Museum" in the state of South Carolina! The museum is filled with historical materials, photographs, paintings and rare books.

Heart's Family Restaurant
204 Duncan Bypass, Union, SC
Specialty dinner meals, steak, from the sea, salads, sandwiches and more!

Fat Sam's
314 Old Buffalo Rd, Union, SC
"Little Place with Big Taste!"
Monday - Saturday: 7 am - 2 pm

Big Hardy's Backyard Grill
202 Union Blvd, Union, SC
One of the best BBQ around along with wings, sandwiches and appetizers.

551 Thompson Blvd, Union, SC
Fast-food restaurant doling out burgers, sandwiches, wings
and other eats plus ice cream.

El Poblano Mexican Restaurant
504 N Duncan Bypass, Union, SC
Great Mexican cuisine with exceptional amount of choices.

Wingz Sports Pub
719 N Duncan Bypass G, Union, SC
Great, fun sports bar with pool tables, live entertainment and more!

Click HERE for a full Union, SC Restaurant Guide.

The nearby town of Clinton, South Carolina has several dining choices:

Blue Ocean Seafood Restaurant
12763 SC-56, Clinton, SC
Spacious Restaurant serving seafood options such as Fried Shrimp & Lobster in casual surroundings.

Señor Garcia Mexican Restaurant
107 Jacobs Hwy, Clinton, SC
Señor Garcia offers up the usual Mexican fare, with an exceptional taste.

Whiteford's Drive-In
711 S Broad Street, Clinton, SC ; Closed Sundays
A Clinton Original! Home of the "Giant Burger" Serving Laurens County Since 1957

Other Services Offered in Union and nearby towns:

Modern Cleaners
222 Norht Pinckney St, Union, SC
(864) 427-5514
Managed by certified garment care professional, cleaning in Union since 1994, dry cleaning, laundry, wash dry & fold, comforters, wedding gowns.

CleanServe Laundry 2 LLC
428A N Duncan Bypass, Union, SC
Closes at 10 pm nightly.