Borich and McGill Battle for Points Lead at
Round 9 of GNCC
Fowler Looks to
Extend a Flawless XC2 Season in Millfield
Morgantown, W. Va. (July 6, 2011) - After 8
rounds of racing, the 2011 Can-Am Grand National
Cross Country Series Championship is beginning
to take shape as the points margin has closed to
a mere seven point difference between the
leaders, the tightest margin yet this season.
The Wiseco John Penton is historically known
for its unpredictable weather conditions and
inevitably variable course conditions. Offering
up a little bit of everything, the Millfield
course presents racers with a motocross section,
plenty of trails through the woods and of
course, mud and hill climbs.
Warnert Racing Can-Am's Adam McGill prevailed
in tough conditions just two weeks ago at
Snowshoe, capturing his second win of the season
and closing the points gap on current points
leader Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chris Borich.
Borich, also last year's Wiseco John Penton
winner, experienced tough luck at Snowshoe,
finishing a disappointing twelfth place after
bike issues set him back.
Don't forget Yamaha Racing's youngest rider
Walker Fowler, who has had a perfect season so
far in the XC2 class on top of capturing an
overall win already this year. Ballance Racing's
Fowler is never far from the front and the Ohio
native is looking to contest the win this
weekend in his home state.
This weekend's Wiseco John Penton will host
round one of a three-race 50cc bike series,
co-sanctioned with our friends at the AMA
Northeast Hare Scrambles (NEHS). The 50cc bike
race will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
following the afternoon ATV race. Transponders
are required and racers may sign up at the
Spectator passes run $15 for the full
weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs
at no additional charge. On Saturday, ATV 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, take 33 West 1.5 miles
to 13 North (Chauncey exit). Go 3 miles into
Chauncey. Turn right staying on Route 13 North.
Continue for 10 miles to Jacksonville. Go right
on Sixth St. for 2 miles, and then turn left.
For more information, check out 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