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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Championship up in the air going into Big Buck GNCC

Union, SC (April 1, 2009) -- The 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series comes to Union, South Carolina this weekend for the 2009 Big Buck GNCC. The race could either make the way a little clearer for one ATV rider, or a fourth winner will step up to make the road to the championship even more challenging.

This year's GNCC Championship could fall into the hands of any ATV rider, as each race has seen a new winner-including factory sponsored riders like Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chris Borich and Yamaha's Taylor Kiser, who leads the GNCC standings. and privateer Bryan Cook.

Nine-time-champion Bill Ballance had yet to see the podium until round three, enduring a rough comeback after rib surgery. Ballance has said that this will be his last season of racing, but if he plans to retire with ten-straight GNCC Championships, he needs to get back into victory lane soon.

KTM's Adam McGill and Warnert Can-Am's Chris Bithell will also be close behind in the chase for the victory. Both have done well so far this year, staying at the top of the pack in all three rounds. McGill won the Big Buck GNCC last year as well and has finished on the podium in each race this year, while Bithell searches for his first podium after leading in Georgia earlier this season, and then running out of fuel.

Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.

For more information, check out the official series website at or call 304-284-0084.

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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