Twelve Percent Growth in Entries Makes 2007 GNCC
Series Largest Ever
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (Dec.
6, 2007) –Racer Productions, the
producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross
Country Series (GNCC), has announced the 2007
GNCC season generated 18,630 entries, a 12.11
percent gain compared to the 2006 tour, making
it the largest season in series’ history. The
2007 series averaged 1,433 entries per race.
Since GNCC rules dictate a rider can only race
one motorcycle or ATV class per weekend, the
entry numbers represent the actual number of
racers who attended the races, as opposed to
fewer riders entering multiple classes.
“These are amazing numbers,” said GNCC Trail
Boss Jeff Russell. “Even with concerns over gas
prices and the economy, the series still drew
more racers than ever, and that’s why we say
this is America’s largest off-road series. If it
keeps growing like this, we’re going to need a
lot of room.
"We may put the pits for these races in a
Wal-Mart parking lot,” joked Russell.
The series is growing at a faster level than
ever before. From 2002-2006, the series grew at
a 25 percent rate, but then added an additional
12 percent just this season alone.
Grand National Cross Country Entries
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series
just wrapped a full season of coverage on the
Versus Network, and will return to television in
2008. The 2008 season begins with the Triton
GNCC in Vero Beach, Fla., on March 1 - 4.
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
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