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.
Photo By: Shan Moore
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.
Can Borich extend his lead this weekend?
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
Photo By: Shan Moore
fans, friends, families and sponsors are invited to head over to
Vendor's Row Saturday 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 upon completion of
Saturday's races, so come join the 4.0 student in celebrating an
accomplishment even bigger than winning a GNCC Championship!
Kiser has been right there all season long
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
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 1,500 riders through tracks
ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including
hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are
tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3
million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S.,
Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs
every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.