Rd 13 - Ironman

LocationIronman Raceway - Crawfordsville, IN
TimeOctober 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019
StarSpecialized eMTB Racing - Round 8

Est: 1995



$20 Adult (12+)
$10 Kids (6-11)
5 & under free

2018 Special Information:

  1. Race for the Cure
  2. Round 8 - Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship
  3. Pro Row Party 11 - 11:30 am: Saturday - ATV Pro Row / Sunday - Bike Pro Row.
  4. Pro Autograph Signing: TBA
  5. Trick-Or-Treating: TBA
  6. LIVE Entertainment: TBA
  7. Pink podium backdrop auction: Saturday
  8. This event is co-sanctioned with our friends at Indiana Cross Country Racing (IXCR).
  9. There is a new Indiana Helmet Law that we want our GNCC racers to know about. All minors under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times on a dirt bike, quad or UTV at Ironman Raceway. This means if you are riding your bike to the start line, registration or tech, you must have a helmet on at all times! We require everyone to wear a helmet, including adults 18 and over, but wanted to inform you of the new state law.

Indiana Cross Country Racing
Contact: Tim Bowman
Series Est. 2007 – 13th season
11th year as a co-sanctioned partner

The Ironman GNCC is one of the most popular races on the circuit. Tom's Marine Sales, the local Polaris dealership hosts the event, and their large farm offers plenty of land for the track. Community support for this race is amazing. Ironman GNCC banners hang downtown, and the spectator count is incredible. The event has grown so much that it’s overflowing from race to full-on industry trade show with many companies displaying the next year's models.

As far as the track, many riders call this one their favorite on the whole tour. The track has it all. The land in this area is totally flat, but the course runs near riverbanks, which means there’s still plenty of elevation change. In fact, the hills here are some of the steepest on the circuit. If it rains, the hills will be the toughest part, as the course will be routed around the creeks. If it doesn’t rain, the riders will hit the creeks, and they’re rocky. Be careful not to cut a tire there. Also, since the race runs in October, it can get cold. Try to stay dry in those creeks. 

Outside of the woods, the course routes across harvested cornfields. You’ll have your machine pegged at its absolute top-speed several times here. From tight trails, to technical hillclimbs, gullies, rock sections and creeks, all on top of great dirt, this track is a true test for a cross-country racer’s all-around skills. 

The Ironman event is named after the late GNCC ATV Champion Bob "Ironman" Sloan, who hailed from Indiana and dreamed for many years of seeing a GNCC event in his homestate. We lost Bob in 1994. Godspeed, Bob.

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