7-Time Champion Barry
Hawk Joins GNCC Event Team
Morgantown, W.Va. (February 22, 2011) - GNCC
Racing is proud to welcome 8-Time Champion Barry
Hawk to the 2011 event team. Hawk is the only
rider in GNCC history to hold a championship
title in both the bike and ATV disciplines.
Hawk will assist with the design and
construction of the GNCC courses alongside Trail
Boss Jeff Russell and Buren Hamrick.
"Looking forward to working with Barry this
year," said GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. "With
his experience on both ATV's and motorcycles,
Barry will bring a racer's perspective to both
sides of the GNCC program."
Barry retired from professional racing in the
fall of 2010 after 22 years of involvement in
the sport. With 7 ATV Championships under his
belt and one on the bike, Hawk has established
himself on both sides of the GNCC podium.
"I'm really glad to have the opportunity to stay
involved with GNCC Racing since I've been a part
of it for such a long time. I'm a big fan of the
series and I'm happy to be able to give back to
the sport I love after all these years of
racing," said the 8-Time Champion.
The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country
Series kicks off with the Moose Racing Westgate
River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in
conjunction with Daytona Bike Week March 5-8.
ATV practice will take place on Saturday and
racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on
Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more
information, go to
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series
is America's premier off-road racing series.
Founded in 1979, 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 10
to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million
in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills,
woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections,
GNCC events are tests of both survival and
speed. For more information, please visit