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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Final Round of 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Marked at Ironman

Crawfordsville, Indiana (October 21, 2009) - The Klotz Ironman GNCC marks the end of the 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. The event, which is held an hour northwest of Indianapolis, is touted as the favorite course of the riders. It's is a one of a kind event, and brings out huge crowds of fans and manufacturers.

Several manufacturers use the race to unveil their newest models and this year Can-Am, Yamaha, Polaris and KTM will be on hand offering demo rides. The track itself is also one of the toughest of the series. The land in the area is totally flat, but the course runs near riverbanks with varied elevation changes, so the track boasts some of the steepest hill climbs on the circuit. The tough course and added festivity of the end of the season race makes the Ironman one of the favorite rounds of the 13-stop series. The Ironman event is named after the late GNCC ATV Champion Bob "Ironman" Sloan, who hailed from Indiana and helped make the event happen.

Newly crowned ATV Champion Chris Borich will try to end the season with an eight-win streak to finish the season with 10 wins, but now that the season is over, several riders will be vying for a win at the unique track. Others will try to prove they deserve another chance at a factory ride in 2010.

FRE KTM's Adam McGill still has yet to win a race this season, despite sitting solidly in third place the majority of the season behind Yamaha's Taylor Kiser who hasn't won a race since round one in Florida. Nine-time GNCC Champion Bill Ballance, who sits in fourth, hasn't yet said whether he will return for the entire series next year. He might be swayed by an Ironman win.

Other contenders include Yamaha pilots Brandon Sommers, Donnie Ockerman and Johnny Gallagher, and popular privateer Bryan Cook on his Houser Racing Honda. The XC2 Pro-Am Championship is still up for grabs, as well, with FRE KTM's Josh Kirkland holding the points lead over Yamaha rider Brian Wolf.

Chris Borich is the featured guest on Track Smack Live on Friday night at 6 p.m. Click here to listen to the live broadcast or go to www.gnccracing.com to click on the Track Smack Live link.

A variety of other class championships are on the line at the Ironman, including a battle for the Open 4x4 Championship between Scott Kilby and Bryan Buckhannon. ATVs race on Saturday and bikes race on Sunday.

The track is located an hour Northwest of Indianapolis, south of Crawfordsville off Route 47. You'll find it, just stay on 47 South and look for signs. Full weekend ticket prices are $15 and children five and under get in free.

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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