In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, America’s largest off-road racing series – the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country tour will once again add a pink theme to this year’s Amsoil Ironman GNCC.
With nearly 1500 dirt bike and ATV competitors expected, the race will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer care and research, while also serving as a way for the GNCC Racing community to come together for a cause greater than racing. The pink livery will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills and mud of the Ironman, which takes place October 22 and 23 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, just an hour west of Indianapolis.
“Ironman is one of the largest events that we have here in Crawfordsville, so we’re really excited to be back for a second year,” says Sasha Clements, Communications Coordinator for the FAITH Alliance, a breast cancer resource for Montgomery County, IN. “Last year it was fun to see all of the racers and their families decorate their machines, uniforms and even their trailers. We’ve got a lot of fun events planned this year, including the strawberry smoothies that are back! It’s just nice to see people in the racing community from all over the country come here and show their support, alongside the Crawfordsville natives.” GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourage riders to run pink backgrounds, available via PowerSports GrafX at ridepg.com. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation, and a full set of front and side backgrounds retails for $69.95, and includes a $10 donation.
idepg.com will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $2 donation. Pink wristbands will also be sold at the track for a $1 donation. Donations will go to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Indianapolis and the FAITH Alliance.
The race facility will be adorned in pink, including a special pink podium backdrop, which will be autographed by each podium finisher during the weekend and then auctioned off on eBay. In addition, pink-themed trophies, awards, t-shirts and plaques will ensure a memorable scene. Racers and spectators can get in on the fun by bringing and wearing pink clothes, riding gear, graphics and decorations.
Spectator passes are $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., amateur riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.
For more information and directions to the event, please visit www.gnccracing.com.