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Can-Am GNCC Racing

Dean VanLeeuwen Joins Racer Productions as GNCC Sponsor Coordinator

Morgantown, W.Va. (January 27, 2010) - Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, is proud to announce the hiring of Dean VanLeeuwen as the GNCC Sponsor Coordinator of the series.

VanLeeuwen will draw on five years of experiences as ATV Event Coordinator for Gear Racewear to ensure the smooth running of the vendor and pro pit area at the GNCC events.

"Coming to work for Racer Productions is something I have wanted to do for quite awhile and I'm very happy that our time has finally come to work together," VanLeeuwen said. "For me, it's a perfect fit. I can draw off of the relationships that developed in the several fantastic years I spent with Gear Racewear, of which I'm very grateful for, plus I get to be a part of what is the center of the MX and off-road universe. As the GNCC sponsor coordinator, I'm very much looking forward to the opportunities, challenges and excitement of the upcoming 2010 race season and being successful doing my part in making the GNCC events and all of Racer Productions events the very best they can be."

VanLeeuwen joined Gear Racewear in 2003 and worked under John Ayers as ATV Event Coordinator, coordinating with teams and promoters at events and implementing the production plans for each event. VanLeeuwen was brought on board at Racer Productions on January 1, 2010, and will now oversee the pro-pit and vendor areas at all 13 rounds of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. VanLeeuwen will communicate with sponsors between races to ensure a continued strong relationship with GNCC partners.

"Dean has worked a lot of events in his career," said Jeff Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. "His years of experience will be a great asset to GNCC Racing. With Dean helping sponsors and running the vendor and pro pit areas, that will take the burden off of me and put me back on the track with Buren Hamrick, ensuring an even better experience for the riders as well as sponsors and vendors."

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 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

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