Updated 2011 GNCC Schedule Announced
dates and T.B.A now posted
Morgantown, W. Va (May 26, 2011) - Racer
Productions, producer of the Can-Am Grand
National Cross Country Series, is pleased to
announce updates to the 2011 series schedule
today. The updated schedule includes the
announcement of the T.B.A location in September,
as well as make-up dates for the Loretta Lynn
and Indy 100 races, which were rained out.
Round 11 of the series will take place at the
Mountain Ridge ATV Trails in Somerset, Pa.,
September 24 and 25. Mountain Ridge returns to
the GNCC schedule for the fifth year in a row.
"We are excited to announce the return of
Mountain Ridge to the 2011 GNCC schedule," said
Trail Boss Jeff Russell. "Somerset is a great
location and we couldn't be more excited to
bring the GNCC racers and fans to the
Pennsylvania area once again this year."
The Loretta Lynn and Indy 100 GNCCs, hosted
at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
and Gosport, Ind., respectively, both cancelled
due to flooding, have been rescheduled for the
weekend of November 4-6. The rescheduled
November race will mark the first-ever double
header in GNCC history. Bikes are scheduled to
race on Friday, November 4 and then again on
Sunday, November 6. ATV racing will resume on
the regularly scheduled Saturday, in between the
two days of bike racing.
"There has never been a double header GNCC as
long as I've been racing so I'm excited to see
it unfold at Loretta's this year," said Barry
Hawk, 8-Time GNCC Champion and track crewmember.
"With increased travel expenses, we decided to
hold a double header so families wouldn't have
to make an additional trip to make-up the Indy
100 bike race," Hawk added.
Friday's race will be the Indy 100 make-up
bike race, while Saturday and Sunday will be the
Loretta Lynn make-up weekend race, co-sanctioned
by the AMA East National Hare Scramble (NEHS).
The 50cc bike class will race on Saturday
evening, in conjunction with the NEHS.
Furthermore, an additional throwaway has been
added to account for the unusual scheduling.
Amateur bike class championships will now be
determined by the rider's best finishes in a
minimum number of 8 events, rather than the
previous 9 events. A rider must now enter a
minimum of 8 events to be eligible for series
awards and national class ranking, as Racer
Productions realizes that not all riders can
attend Friday's race. The additional throwaway
affects only the amateur bike classes.
The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country
Series heads to Patton, Pa., this weekend, May
28 and 29, for the first annual Rock Run GNCC.
ATV racing will take place on Saturday, followed
by bike racing on Sunday. For more information,
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