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Can-Am GNCC Racing

GNCC University at Snowshoe: Enrollment Begins

GNCC University

Snowshoe, WV (June 1, 2010) -- The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series announces the second-annual Motorcycle USA GNCC University, on the Snowshoe Campus! This is an amazing opportunity to learn GNCC bike and ATV skills from Yamaha's factory riders, with over 40 National Championships between them! Call now to join before it's too late.

Riders will learn the full gamut of off-road riding skills from Yamaha's champions, while dining and lodging in the first-class facilities at Snowshoe, West Virginia's largest ski resort!

ATV Instructors: Bill Ballance (9x GNCC Champion), Walker Fowler, Taylor Kiser, Brandon Sommers, Traci Cecco (7x GNCC Champion) and Johnny Gallagher.

Bike Instructors: Paul Whibley (Defending GNCC Champion), Barry Hawk (8x GNCC Champion), Randy Hawkins (7x AMA National Enduro Champion), Thad DuVall (3x GNCC Champion) and Jason Raines (5x AMA National Hare Scramble Champion).

GNCC University will enroll forty riders each for the Bike and ATV disciplines, 80 riders total, with reservations taken on a first-come first-serve basis by calling the Snowshoe Reservation center 1-877-441-4FUN. Riders are invited to study at GNCC University at Snowshoe on Wednesday June 23th through Friday June 25th. The enrollment costs begin at just $378 (plus tax), which includes a hotel room at Snowshoe on Wednesday and Thursday night, meals, and the GNCC Unversity school with several days of instruction. Two, Three and Four bedroom rates are also available.

Riders must provide their own equipment and be at least 8 years of age, and machines must be 85cc or larger. Students will learn proper navigation of up hills, down hills, grass tracks, woods, rocks and mud, and learn how to handle competitive starts. Students will also participate in lectures about sportsmanship, training, nutrition and mental preparation.

Students attending the GNCC University will also have a unique opportunity to demo Yamaha's YFZ450X, YZ and WR models which where specially prepared by Ballance Racing and Raines Racing.

GNCC University At Snowshow Itinerary:

Wednesday June 23th:
Night: Orientation followed by a meet and greet with Yamaha Champions. (hors d'orvs will be served)

Thursday June 24th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional riding period
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon instructional riding period
Dinner (provided) followed by roundtable discussion

Friday June 25th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional period
Friday Lunch (provided) and Awards

This is an amazing opportunity to learn from these legends of the woods, all in one place--Snowshoe Resort--which will host the Snowshoe GNCC as soon as GNCC University is completed, on June 27 and June 28th. It's an unforgettable week in the woods, so call and enroll now!

Call 1-877-441-4FUN to reserve your University Enrollment and Snowshoe Lodging. For more information on the race, check out the official series website at or call 304-284-0084.

Snowshoe lodging specialists are prepared to take your reservations today. Be advised, lodging will fill quickly for this event.
There are pit locations located adjacent to many lodging locations. Ideal lodging locations will be based on which class you will be racing in. The following locations are suggested based on your race class:

Kids: Camp 4, Ridgewood, Powderridge, Mountain Crest, Powder Monkey, Stemwinder, Wabasso, Leatherbark, Loggers Run and Top of the World.

Amateur & Pro: Silver Creek, Camp 4, Ridgewood, Powderridge, Mountain Crest, Powder Monkey, Stemwinder, Wabasso, Leatherbark, Loggers Run and Top of the World.

Snowshoe reservations specialists are ready to answer your questions at 1-877-441-4386.

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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