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Can-Am GNCC Racing To Sponsor Prestigious GNCC Series

Medford, OR (February 4, 2009) -- announced today they have joined forces with Racer Productions to become a sponsor of the 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. The agreement includes the Title Sponsorship of the Snowshoe GNCC held at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia on June 27-28. will post a $50,000 purse for the Snowshoe event, the largest single-race purse in the history of the series. They will also back the Holeshot Award sponsorship of the entire 2009 GNCC series paying $250 to the Holeshot artist for each of the XC1 Motorcycle and XC1 ATV classes - 26 Holeshots in all throughout the 13 round series.

“Thanks to the backing of, we’re able to offer up the largest purse in the history of GNCC Racing, and the largest Holeshot Award total ever,” says GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “The $50,000 provided for the Snowshoe will guarantee $10,000 each for the winner of the Motorcycle and ATV afternoon races. This will definitely position Snowshoe as the unique event among all off-road races. With the terrain and atmosphere of the resort, combined with the big purse, we expect a race unlike any other.”

“For years we have provided race coverage of the GNCC Series. It is with great pride that we can now add our name to the list of impressive sponsors who support these events,” claims Ken Hutchison, Vice President,, “and to be the title sponsor of the Snowshoe event in West Virginia makes it that much sweeter. We are very aware of what this event means to the state of West Virginia and their tourism department. We look forward to being a major participant in what is quickly becoming a classic event.”

The Snowshoe GNCC is unique within the off-road racing world. Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia’s largest ski facility, provides a stunning 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. The 2009 event is expected to gather over 1200 riders from all over the world, as well as several thousand spectators. Fans are advised to make hotel plans now.

“Without question, the GNCC is one of the premier off-road race series in the country,” explains Tim Clark, Marketing Director for “To become a sponsor and provide the holeshot money for the racers is a step we have been looking forward to for quite a while. These riders and their families are the backbone of off-road racing – it’s always good to support those who have helped make this sport as strong as it is.”

The 13-round 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with the Parts Unlimited River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida, which runs February 28 through March 3. For more information on the entire series, please visit

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

About Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is a four-season, Intrawest destination resort situated in the southern portion of the pristine Allegheny Mountains. Celebrating 35 Seasons, this 11,000-acre playground offers 1,500 feet of vertical drop for its expansive skiing and mountain biking terrain. With a mountain top village nearly one mile high in the sky, Snowshoe offers unique variety of lodging, dining and shopping options. A host of special events and activities make the West Virginia resort a destination for the entire family. For more information visit

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