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Can-Am GNCC Racing

GNCC University At Snowshoe
First-Ever GNCC University Riding School Featuring Yamaha Champions Comes to Snowshoe on June 24-26

Learn from the best at GNCC University.
Learn from the best at GNCC University.

Morgantown, WV (May 21, 2009) - The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series will introduce a new element at the Snowshoe GNCC in June with the first-ever GNCC University school at the Snowshoe Campus, hosted by Yamaha's Off-Road Champions.

The school marks an unprecedented opportunity to learn GNCC bike and ATV skills from Yamaha's factory riders, with 36 National Championships between them! ATV instruction will be provided by Bill Ballance (9x GNCC Champion), Traci Cecco (5x GNCC Champion) and Johnny Gallagher, with bike instruction by Barry Hawk (8x GNCC Champion), Randy Hawkins (7x AMA National Enduro Champion), Thad DuVall (3x GNCC Champion) and Jason Raines (5x AMA National Hare Scramble Champion).

GNCC University will enroll thirty riders each for the Bike and ATV disciplines, 60 riders total, with reservations taken on a first-come first-serve basis by calling the Snowshoe Reservation center. Riders are invited to study at GNCC University at Snowshoe on Wednesday June 24th through Friday June 26th. Instruction will take place at a separate facility from the actual Snowshoe GNCC race track. The enrollment cost begin at just $378 (plus tax), which includes a hotel room at Snowshoe on Wednesday and Thursday night, meals, and the GNCC Unversity school with three days of instruction. Two, three and four bedroom rates are also available.

Riders must provide their own equipment and be at least 8 years of age, and machines must be 85cc or larger. Students will learn proper navigation of up hills, down hills, grass tracks, woods, rocks and mud, and learn how to handle competitive starts. Students will also participate in lectures about sportsmanship, training, nutrition and mental preparation.

GNCC University At Snowshow Itinerary:

Wednesday June 24th:
Night: Orientation followed by a meet and greet with Yamaha Champions. (Hors d'orvs will be served)

Thursday June 25th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional riding period
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon instructional riding period
Dinner (provided) followed by roundtable discussion

Friday June 26th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional period
Friday Lunch (provided) and Awards

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from these legends of the woods, all in one place-Snowshoe Resort-which will host the Snowshoe GNCC as soon as GNCC University is completed, on June 27 and June 28th. Snowshoe will allow riders to cancel from GNCC University up to 14 days before the event. It's an unforgettable week in the woods, so call and enroll now! 1-877-441-4FUN.

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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