MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (February 13, 2008) Racer Productions, producers of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, announced today that BRP Can-Am will return as title sponsor for the 2008 GNCC tour. Can-Am made its debut as GNCC title sponsor in 2007.
“Can-Am really helped take the GNCC Series up a notch last year,” says GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “They supported us on the track and off, providing great machines and equipment for our staff and building a variety of fun promotions for our fans, like demo rides. They also help fund our GNCC TV program on Versus. We’re really thankful for everything they have done to aid in the Series' growth.”
“GNCC racing brings not only racers together in the spirit of competition, but friends and families together as well,” says Bernard Guy, ATV marketing director at BRP. “We are in the business of fun, and see the GNCC Series as a way to give back to those who embrace the lifestyle of off-road recreation.”
Look for a variety of 2008 Can-Am ATVs at GNCC events this season. The entire GNCC track crew will be outfitted with Outlander ATVs to assist in course design, maintenance and patrol. Can-Am also plans to host free riding demos at several events throughout the season.
“Our customers, just like GNCC faithful, are enthusiasts and we enjoy the opportunity to support this gathering," concluded Guy.
The 2008 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off with the Triton GNCC in Melbourne, Fla. on March 1-4. ATVs will practice on Saturday, March 1, and race Sunday, March 2. Bikes will practice on Monday, March 3, and race Tuesday, March 4.
About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round championship series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions and has run since 1973. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC Racing will air weekly television shows on the Versus network starting August 2. GNCC featured sponsors include Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose Racing, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, Geico, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior, and riders compete for over $3 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Alpinestars, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport Grafx, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, Ogio, Rekluse, and MotoTee’s. For more information log on to www.gnccracing.com.
About Racer Productions
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. It’s repertoire of events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., since 1985; The U.S. World Motocross Gran Prix at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. in 1987; The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National, since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, since 1994; The Wrangler ATV National Motocross at Oak Hill Raceway in Decatur, Texas, since 2006; The AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City in 2007; as well as numerous other amateur motocross events. In addition, Racer Productions staffs the prestigious Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.