Can-Am GNCC TV Series to Run UTV/Side-by-Side
Race at Series Finale in Indiana
Yamaha Rhino 700
Morgantown, WV --
Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand
National Cross Country Series, will make history
when the first-ever GNCC UTV race hits the woods
at the Klotz Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville,
Indiana. The Side-by-Side machines will race on
Saturday, October 27th at 5 p.m., after the
conclusion of ATV racing.
The machines will compete on a course
custom-built for the size and performance
differences between a UTV and a traditional ATV.
The GNCC track crew promises a few tough
sections to truly test the UTV’s cross-country
prowess. Classes will be announced shortly.
The UTV race joins several other special events
at the season-finale Klotz Ironman GNCC. The
fight for both GNCC XC1 pro titles—for bikes and
ATVs—is expected to go down to the last round.
The bike series will add European veterans
Samuli Aro and Mika Ahola into the mix, as well
as Simo Kirssi, piloting the prototype BMW 450
SportsEnduro machine in its first U.S. race.
Several brands will have 2008 displays and demo
rides for bikes and ATVs, and racers and fans
are invited to enter a Halloween costume contest
The 2007 Can-Am GNCC Series continues this
weekend with the ITP Power Line Park GNCC in St.
Clairsville, Ohio. ATV’s race on Saturday,
October 13th and bikes race on Sunday, October
14th. For more information on the event go
About GNCC Racing:
The AMA/ATVA-sanctioned Can-Am Grand National
Cross Country series is America’s premier
off-road racing series. The 13-round series is
produced exclusively by Racer Productions.
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. GNCC Racing
airs weekly television shows on Versus (formerly
Outdoor Life Network) every Saturday at 3 p.m.
and Thursday at 4 p.m. beginning on April 14.
With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud,
dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events
are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC
featured sponsors include BRP Can-Am, Parts
Unlimited, Moose, 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,
EK Chain, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose
Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport
Grafx, Race Tools, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls,
Twin Air, and MotoTee’s. Media Sponsors include
Racer X Illustrated, ATV Rider, ATV Sport,
ATVRiders.com, Quadzone.com, Dirt Rider and ATV
Insider. For more information log on to