Morgantown, WV - Racer Productions, the producers of the Grand National Cross Country Series, will mark the final round of the 2004 GNCC Series with a special race for 70cc - 90cc mini ATVs. GNCC ATV racers have been asking for a mini quad class for years, and the race will run as an experiment to see if mini quads can indeed be a feasible class to run at future GNCCs.
The race will run the morning of the Ironman ATV GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Ironman is traditionally draws the largest crowd of any ATV race on the GNCC tour. The youth quad race will run for up to an hour, depending on weather and course conditions, and the track will be an abbreviated, milder version of the real GNCC course the full-sized ATVs will race on later that day.
Three classes will run, and they are based off of the ATVA rulebook. 70cc Youth Production (6-11); 90cc Youth Limited (8-15); and 90cc Youth Production (8-15).
The 70cc and 90cc production classes must use a frame and engine cases out of a current-model ATV, but there are no restrictions on modifications beyond that. The Limited Class requires stock machines, and only limited modifications, such as an exhaust system, and other changes that are legal in the GNCC ATV stock class. The complete GNCC rulebook is available at www.GNCCRacing.com
The ATVA-sanctioned Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. The 14-round series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. One of the most physically demanding sports in the world, the nearly three-hour long cross-country races lead as many as 1300 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC races are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC featured sponsors include Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Yamaha, Wiseco, Klotz, FMF, Dunlop and ITP, and riders compete for over $1.3 million in series prizes and contingency money. The 2003 series aired weekly on Speed Channel. Associate sponsors include Moose Utility Division, Scott, Alpinestars, Cometic, Outerwears, Pro Armor, Race Tools, Twin Air, SFB Racing, Thor, Racer X Illustrated, EFM, Motion Pro, Tire Balls, GPR Stabilizer. Moto-Tee's, Warrior and Laeger's.