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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Ballance, Bithell will Race Horses on their ATVs in the GNCC Horses versus Horsepower Shootout this Weekend

Lake Wales, FL (February 26, 2009) -- The first ever GNCC Horses versus Horsepower shootout will take place this weekend at the West Gate River Ranch, site of the opening round of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. The River Ranch hosts a Saturday rodeo in their 1200-seat arena every Saturday night, and this weekend two top GNCC ATV pros will compete in the barrel race on their race ATVs. Nine-time GNCC ATV Champion Bill Ballance will run his new Yamaha YFZ450 around the barrels, as will Warnert Racing Can-Am's Chris Bithell.

The riders are timed as they race around three barrels set up in a triangle. Ballance and Bithell will compete against horse and rider teams for the fastest time.

"I can't believe we're going to do this," said Bithell, winner of last years GNCC race at Unadilla. "I know my Can-Am DS450 has plenty of horsepower, so I think I'll be okay. Should be fun!"

The Saturday night rodeo is a full professional event. It begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, tickets cost $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-12 and children under the age of 5 get in free. Monday night will mark the bike riders' turn at the barrels. GNCC racing is looking for bike volunteers to step up and run the barrels. Monday night's rodeo is an amateur competition. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12 and children under the age of 5 get in free.

After the rodeo on Saturday and Monday, GNCC racing will hold a free outdoor dance concert for kids, with a DJ playing in the center of Western Town. Also, the WGRR saloon will be open for adults. Monday night's activities will begin with the Parts Unlimited Dinner -- free with GNCC admission -- at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Moose Racing Mechanics Challenge, also free, at 6:30 p.m. and then the rodeo at 7:30. GNCC will also hold another free outdoor dance party for kids in Western Town on Monday after the rodeo.

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 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

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