Defending GNCC Series and Snowshoe Race Champion David Knight will return to the U.S. for the first time this year for the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC, round nine of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. Knight recently parted ways with BMW and is now able to ride as a free agent.
“I thought I would do it for a bit of fun really,” Knight said. “I had a tough year with the BMW thing. Unfortunately that didn’t work out. Really, I enjoy the race. I just sort of thought I’d get back and have fun more than anything. Once I start having fun again results will come back hopefully.”
The race, which is held this weekend, June 27-28 at the Snowshoe Resort, is considered the toughest of the 13- stop series and offers a $50,000 purse, including $10,000 for the overall win and another $1000 for the XC1 class victory. Knight will be riding a Kawasaki with the GNCC number-one plate mounted to it, making him eligible for Kawasaki’s GNCC contingency program, which pays $10,000 to win the GNCC XC1 class. Knight could potentially pocket $21,000 for winning the three-hour event, however a host of GNCC regulars will try to make sure he doesn’t get it.
For more information go to www.gnccracing.com.