Rd 6 - The John Penton

LocationSunday Creek Raceway - Millfield, OH
TimeMay 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
StarSpecialized eMTB Racing - Round 3

Est: 1990



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

Special Information:

  1. Round 3 - Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship
  2. Pro Row Party: 11-11:30am: Saturday - ATV Pro Row / Sunday - Bike Pro Row
  3. KTM Youth Day: Youth racers will receive a ticket at GNCC Registration in which they can redeem for a free t-shirt at the KTM semi.
  4. ePeeWee (STACYC) Racing: Saturday 6:30 pm; location TBA
  5. Slip-N-Slide: Saturday afternoon
  6. Memorial Service for Nate Martin: Saturday 6 pm; Team Faith Rig
  7. This event is co-sanctioned with our friends at WEXCR


Woods Extreme Cross Country Racing
Contact: Tim Wood
Series Est. 2011 – 9th season
4th year as a co-sanctioned partner

The John Penton is one of the longest-running GNCCs around, and is held at Sunday Creek Raceway, a popular motocross track in Southern Ohio. The event is named after one of the pioneers of off-road motorcycle racing in America, as John Penton is the man who originally imported the KTM motorcycle from Austria into the United States. In fact, they even called them ‘Pentons’ back then, since John created so many improvements for the machines.

You must plan for the weather at this event. It's an awesome place to race, but is often either bone-dry and dusty or covered in sticky Ohio mud. And sometimes it's both! That slick Ohio clay will provide little traction if it’s wet, and it will stick all over your gear and your machine. You’ve got to be tough to survive this one if it rains.

The track is great, with a nice mix of fast, flowing trails with some fresh, tight stuff thrown in as well. There’s nothing too difficult here as far as hills or mud bogs, even when it’s muddy, but it can get rough as the race wears on, so be prepared to pace yourself when needed.

The Sunday Creek motocross track is a fun one too, with a few simple jumps, one nice step-up and plenty of wide-open corners for flat tracking (and passing).
If it does rain, make sure you have extra goggles and gloves ready because they will get thrashed.

Dining Opportunities:

Shade on State Street
994 E State St, Athens, OH
Located by the Hampton Inn, Shade on State Street offers the best of casual dining and family sports pub atmosphere. You’ll find great food including award winning pizza, the world’s best wings, fresh cut salads, mouth watering sandwiches, tasty appetizers, homemade soups & much more.

Ruby Tuesday
951 E State St, Athens, OH
Always a popular spot, anywhere, Ruby Tuesday's menu features much more than just their famous burgers, and they always have one of the best salad bar's around!

Kiser BBQ
1002 East State St, Athens, OH 45701