Inaugural Rock Run GNCC Comes to Pennsylvania
Top Pros to be
at Cernic's Suzuki/KTM Friday before the event
Morgantown, W. Va (May 25, 2011) - After five
rounds of racing, defending champion Chris
Borich still tops the ATV point standings in the
Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, but
not without a fight from the rest of the field.
GT Thunder's Brian Wolf took the Indy 100 by
storm as he claimed the first win of his XC1
career ahead of normal front-runners Borich,
McGill, Bithell and Kiser - marking the third
unique winner in the Premier class this year.
Wolf's win came at a fresh course on the
circuit, potentially foreshadowing this
weekend's Rock Run event - which is also a newly
added venue to the 2011 schedule. With no
previous experience or expectations, this
weekend's new location gives all riders an equal
"There is always a heightened level of
excitement when we go to a new venue on the
circuit," said Trail Boss Jeff Russell.
"Pennsylvania is local for us and we're always
excited to bring riders and fans to our home
turf. The rocky terrain always makes for an
interesting course and the weekend should be
great," Russell added.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chris Borich has been a
forceful act in the XC1 class this year. The
defending champion continues to implement that
last minute burst of speed and more times than
not - ultimately pushes himself into the number
one spot at the end of the race. Warnert Racing
Can-Am's Adam McGill is on fire this year as he
sits only 16 points back from the points leader
Borich, while teammate Chris Bithell and
Ballance Racing's Taylor Kiser head into the
weekend tied at 100 points. Brian Wolf now
rounds out the fifth spot, 25 points back from
the Bithell/Kiser duo.
In the XC2 division, Ballance Racing's Walker
Fowler remains ahead of the field by almost 50
points after five rounds of racing. Fowler has
the woods dialed in aboard his Yamaha machine,
proving to be a tough act to beat in the Lites
class. Greg's ATV and Cycle's Gabe Phillips
holds a solid second place position, ten points
ahead of DeRisi Racing's Eric Hoyland in third.
Patrick McGuire and Parker Jones round out the
top five point positions.
Traci Cecco, current points leader in the
Women's class, along with Johnny Gallagher,
Chris Borich and many more will be at Cernic's
Suzuki/KTM in Duncansville, Pa., this Friday,
May 27 from 5-7 p.m. signing autographs and
hanging out with fans. Pennsylvania's Froggy
Country music station will be LIVE from Cernic's
giving away tickets to the Rock Run GNCC along
with signed merchandise from top riders. Don't
miss your chance to hang with your favorite
riders, have FREE dinner and win tickets and
rider merchandise - all in one evening!
Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend,
with pro pit access and pro autographs at no
additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday,
youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders
race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the
pros race at 1 p.m.
To get to the track, turn left onto US
219/Plank/us 219-BR. Stay straight onto Sunset
Rd. Turn left onto Main St/PA 36. Turn right
onto Thomas Mill Road. Turn left onto St
For more information, visit the official series
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