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Can-Am GNCC Racing

GNCC Racing Mourns the Loss of Hoyt Penland

The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Racing Family extends its condolences to the Penland family, and mourns the loss of their son, Hoyt. Hoyt a GNCC racer and the son of 12-time GNCC Champion Mike Penland, passed away in his sleep on the evening of Thursday, July 25th.

He was 25 years old.

Hoyt, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, was an accomplished racer, competing in the GNCC U2 class for several seasons. At the Baja 1000 in 2007, he sustained a catastrophic leg injury, which led to numerous surgeries and complications. Showing the true spirit of a racer, he fought hard to recover.

The staff at Racer Productions asks everyone within the GNCC community to keep Hoyt, his parents Mike and Wanda, and the entire Penland family, in their thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. Godspeed, Hoyt.

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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