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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Kawasaki Offers Over $700,000, the Largest Overall Contingency Program in GNCC Racing

Morgantown, W.Va. --Long-time GNCC supporter Kawasaki Team Green has almost doubled their racing contingency payout for the 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series compared to last season. Their 2009 GNCC contingency payout for bikes totals a whopping $595,950, with an additional $187,200 available in ATV contingency.

"We wanted to show our commitment to off-road racing and the consumers that race our product week in and week out in the GNCC series," said Kawasaki Off-Road Supervisor Jason Smigel. "The pay out for the premier classes is the best available and with the new product to back it up, it's a perfect time to be on a Kawasaki."

Kawasaki awards the XC1 class race winner an incredible $10,000, followed by $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third. The XC2 winner earns $2,500, second takes home $1,500, and $750 for third. Not only are the payouts higher, they are deeper with the top-10 in both classes taking home a portion of the reward.

"Kawasaki is really proud of its new product and truly feels the new KX line-up is the best product for cross-country racing," said Smigel. "With such a good product, we wanted to back it up with the best contingency program available."

The Kawasaki program offers contingency from GNCC Youth classes all the way up to the pro ranks on bikes, and covers a variety of ATV classes from the utility ranks to the pros. For more information, scroll through all of the 2009 GNCC contingency postings at http://www.gnccracing.com/pages/2009-gncc-contingency-programs.

The 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with The Parts Unlimited River Ranch in River Ranch, FL on February 28- March 3.

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.

About Racer Productions
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, held since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., held since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., held 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, held since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, held since 1994; 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, held since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.


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