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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Yamaha posts $52,250 in 2010 Can-Am GNCC Contingency Payout

Morgantown, W.Va. (January 19, 2010) - Long-time Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series supporter Yamaha has returned for the 2010 tour with $52,250 in Contingency payout. Yamaha supports the top 3 finishers in the youth and amateur classes all the way up to the pro ranks for 10 events.

"Yamaha is proud to announce our continued support of the GNCC series in 2010 by offering Yamaha motorcycle riders from the 85cc Youth to the Super Senior classes access to our 2010 Contingency program," said Donnie Luce, Yamaha's ATV and Off-Road Coordinator. Our program was designed to reward qualified riders for their efforts while competing in one of toughest series in Off-Road Racing as well as helping them build a strong relationship with their local Yamaha Dealers."

Yamaha awards the XC1 1st place rider $400, followed by $300 for second and $200 for first. In the XC2 Pro-Lites class, Yamaha awards 1st place with $250 followed by $200 for second and $150 for third.

For more information on Contingency payouts for the 2010 season and for program rules, go to http://www.gnccracing.com/pages/2010-gncc-contingency-programs.

The 2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off on February 27- March 2 as part of Daytona Bike Week at the Westgate River Ranch Resort in River Ranch, Florida, with the Parts Unlimited River Ranch GNCC. ATVs race on Sunday, February 28, and bikes race on Tuesday, March 2.

For more information, check out the official series website at www.GNCCRacing.com or 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
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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