Announces Proposed Amateur, Pro And UTV GNCC
Rules and Classes
Morgantown, W.Va. (December 18, 2009) - Racer
Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand
National Cross Country Series, has announced the
proposed rules for the 2010 GNCC tour in the
Amateur, Pro and UTV classes.
These proposed rules are tentative until
December 28. This allows the GNCC community 10
days to view the rules and allow for a public
"As always, we take into account our racers'
feedback when crafting new rules," said Jeff
Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. "We learned a lot from
our riders' meetings a few weeks ago, and we
think the new rule book will work well for
The most significant proposals involve the Pro
classes. Racer Productions has established a
minimum age requirement that will be implemented
over a one-year grace period. The 2010 minimum
age requirement for the XC2 classes will be 15
years old and 17 years old for the XC1 Pro
classes. In 2011, these ages will increase to 16
and 18 years old for the respective classes.
The second proposal for bikes allows the use of
250 two-strokes in the XC2 Pro Lites Class. This
change is consistent with the AMA Amateur Racing
The creation of the Women Vet (30+) class allows
women over 30 the chance to compete against
riders of their age.
For Amateurs on both bikes and ATVs, Class
Championships will be determined by the rider's
best finishes in a minimum number of 8 events,
where previously 9 were required. National
Numbers will be assigned based on overall
finishes in a minimum of 8 events, with as many
as 11 events counting.
On the ATV side, there has been an addition of a
Utility Senior (40+) class. The Women's class
displacement has been capped at 450 to match XC1
and XC2 Pro-Am equipment.
There are also changes in the UTV and youth
classes that can be found when reading through
the rules that are linked.
Click Here for Pro Rules.
Click Here for Amateur Rules.
Click Here for UTV Rules.
Click Here for Classes.
To provide suggestions or comment on the
proposed rules, please email Technical Director
Jeff Canfield at
The 2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country
Series kicks off on February 27th- March 2nd as
part of Bike Week at the Westgate River Ranch
Resort in River Ranch, Florida, with ATV's
racing on Sunday, February 28, and bikes racing
on Tuesday, March 2.
For more information, check out the official
series website at
www.GNCCRacing.com 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