With eight rounds of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series
complete, Round 9 is, without question, the most anticipated round of the series as MotorcycleUSA.com has posted a $50,000 purse with $10,000 going to first place in both the motorcycle and ATV XC1 classes. There will also be a $5,000 second place and $3,000 third place purse paid to both the motorcycle and ATV XC1 classes. The remainder of the purse will be spread throughout the field up to the 10th place finisher. ATVs race on Saturday June 27 with the motorcycles racing on Sunday June 28.
The Snowshoe Resort is a full service resort with 5-star restaurants, shopping and entertainment that includes, ski lifts, mountain bike trails, off-road buggie trips, trap shooting and much more.
The MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe Can-Am GNCC
is unique within the off-road racing world. The Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia's largest ski facility, provides a variety of trails and terrain to race on, and it also features hotels, condos, restaurants and entertainment right next to the track. Racers can walk from their hotel room to the race starting line in the resort's village, and fans can travel to difficult sections of the course via the ski lift chairs. This 2009 event is expected to gather over 1200 riders from all over the world, as well as several thousand spectators. For more information on the event, visit www.gnccracing.com
So far to date, MotorcycleUSA.com
has paid out $4,000 to the GNCC holeshot artist of both the motorcycle and ATV XC1 classes. "The Snowshoe GNCC will be a big step for us in showing our support for grass-roots racing," claims Ken Hutchison, Vice President, MotorcycleUSA.com. "These guys are the backbone of our sport. We take a lot of pride in supporting the Can-Am GNCC series and helping contribute to the racers."
Currently, Charlie Mullins leads the GNCC pack with four holeshots in the motorcycle XC1 class. Here is the breakdown of the $250 MotorcycleUSA.com Holeshot Award winners to date:
Round, Race Event - (Motorcycle | ATV)
Rd. 1, River Ranch River Ranch FL - (Charlie Mullins | Chris Borich)
Rd. 2, The General Washington GA - (Paul Whibley | Adam McGill)
Rd. 3, Steele Creek Morganton NC - (Charlie Mullins | Donald Ockerman)
Rd. 4, Big Buck Union SC - (Charlie Mullins | Bill Ballance)
Rd. 5, Loretta Lynn's Hurricane Mills TN - (Kurt Casselli | Tyler Lenig)
Rd. 6, The Titan Lafayette TN - (Jimmy Jarrett | Jarrod McClure)
Rd. 7, Mountain Ridge Somerset PA - (Charlie Mullins | Jeff Pickens)
Rd. 8, The John Penton Millfield OH - (Paul Whibley | Taylor Kiser)
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*About GNCC Racing*
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every Saturday and Thursday on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com