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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Pirelli Tires announce almost $200,000 in Contingency for the 2008 Can-Am GNCC Series

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 8, 2008) – Racer Productions, promoters of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), announced today that Pirelli tires will award $188,110 in contingency monies for motorcycle participants in the 2008 Can-Am GNCC series.

Pirelli Tires, Racing Manager, Josh Whitmire, stated: "After a very successful 2007 season we’re happy to increase our support for the GNCC riders. Pirelli Tire North America is committed to off road racing and we look forward to being part of the GNCC family for many years to come."

The 2008 GNCC season kicks off March 1-4 at The Triton in Melbourne, Fla. ATV’s will practice Saturday, March 1 and race Sunday, March 2. Motorcycles will practice Monday, March 3 and race Tuesday, March 4. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round championship series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions and has run since 1973. 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. With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC Racing will air weekly television shows on the Versus network starting August 2. GNCC featured sponsors include Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose Racing, 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, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport Grafx, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, Ogio, Rekluse, and MotoTee’s. For more information log on to www.gnccracing.com.



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