GNCC Racing Resumes This Weekend at the Indy 100
ATV's and UTV's
go head-to-head at new venue
Morgantown, W. Va (May 10, 2011) - After
nearly a month off, the Can-Am Grand National
Cross Country Series returns to racing this
weekend, May 15 and 16, to the newly added Indy
100 location in Gosport, Ind. This inaugural
event will be co-sanctioned with the
Mid America Cross Country Series, allowing
riders to receive points in both series. New for
2011, the Indy 100 course gives all riders an
equal opportunity to master the freshly designed
course this weekend.
GNCC points leader Chris Borich is beginning
to settle into a groove out front this season
but Warnert Racing Can-Am riders Adam McGill and
Chris Bithell have been chomping at the Rockstar
Makita Suzuki rider every weekend so far. Deemed
"The Borich" method of racing, CB1 typically
hangs back for the first hour or so and then
turns it on full throttle in the final laps to
secure the win almost every time. However,
heading to a freshly designed course in Indy may
give McGill, Bithell and Kiser the tools they
need to hold Borich off in the end.
Greg's ATV and Cycles' Gabe Phillips has
found that consistency is key in the XC2 class
this year with mostly seconds across the board,
but DeRisi Racing's Eric Hoyland sits only four
points back heading into the brand new Indy 100
this weekend. Ballance Racing's Walker Fowler
continues to dominate the XC2 field, even
breaking into the top five overall last round.
Fowler is going to be tough to beat if he keeps
the pace he's been running this far.
This nationally televised event on the VERSUS
network will also feature round three of UTV
racing on Saturday. The Polaris National Guard
team has swept the first two rounds of the Open
Modified class and currently holds the points
lead heading into round three. Team Hendershot
and Coastal National Guard are tied at 11 points
behind the leader, while Can-Am's Nightkrawler
Kustoms sit one point back in fourth. UTV racing
action begins at 4:30 p.m., following the ATV
afternoon race so be sure to check out the
fastest side-by-side vehicles as they blaze
through the woods.
Race fans, friends, families and sponsors are
invited to head over to Vendor's Row Friday
night from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. to celebrate XC2 ATV
points leader Walker Fowler's High School
Graduation. The Fowler family will be serving
food and drinks under the big tent on Friday
evening, so come join the 4.0 student in
celebrating an accomplishment even bigger than
winning a GNCC Championship!
Spectator passes are $15 for the full
weekend, including pro pit access and pro
autograph session. On Saturday and Sunday, youth
riders race at 8 a.m., amateur riders race at 10
a.m., and the top amateurs and the Pros race at
1 p.m. Saturday's UTV racing will take place at
4:30 p.m. Local racers are encouraged to
participate and may sign up at the event.
To get to the track, take 465 to 67 South. Go
28 miles. Turn right (North) on Drunkards pike.
Go 2.5 miles. Location is on the left.
For more information, visit the official
series website at
www.gnccracing.com 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 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