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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Jeff Canfield Named Technical Director For AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships and GNCC Racing

Jeff Canfield
Jeff Canfield

Morgantown, W.Va. (December 22, 2009) - Jeff Canfield has been named as Technical Director of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships and the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series.

"I am excited to be working with the GNCC racing community and the Loretta Lynn program." Canfield said. "I look forward to taking my professional experience and working with AMA amateur riders and expanding my reach to off-road."

Canfield will oversee the implementation and enforcement of rules for competition and equipment for both series. Canfield has been a part of the racing industry for the past 20 years. In 2004, Canfield was named Assistant Series Manager for Supercross and Motocross, and was promoted to Series Manager in 2007, overseeing the competition of today's top Motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto. In 2008, MX Sports brought Canfield on board to serve as Race Director for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Canfield will continue as MX Sports Pro Racing Race Director in addition to his duties as Technical Director.

"The experience and knowledge he brings from Pro Motocross is a welcome addition to the Loretta Lynn team," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports.
"GNCC Racing is very lucky to have someone of Canfield's caliber on staff," said Jeff Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. "We are sure that Jeff will be able to answer any and all questions regarding competition rules and equipment."

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.

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch will celebrate its 28th year of racing on August 2-7, 2010 in Hurricane Mills, TN.

 

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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