Racer Productions Announces $50,000 Snowshoe GNCC Payout
$10,000 paid to winner of bike and ATV race
Morgantown, W.Va. (June 17, 2009)ÿ- Racer Productions and MotorcycleUSA.com is pleased to announce the official payout details for the $50,000 purse for the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC, round nine of the 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, which runs June 27 and 28 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The event will pay a bonus of $10,000 to the overall winner of the bike and ATV races, a bonus of $5000 for second overall, and $3000 for third. The Snowshoe GNCC features the roughest terrain seen all year, with deep mud bogs, massive boulders, tree roots and near-vertical hill climbs. The race winners will definitely earn the added bonus money.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for off-road racers around the world,” said Tim Cotter, event director. “The MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC will offer the biggest purse in the 30-year history of GNCC history. All you’ve got to do is tame the toughest course of the year. Good luck boys!”
The purse will be split for the ATV and bike race days, offering $10,000 to the overall winner of each race-on top the normal take home award of $1,000 for winning the XC1 pro class or $500 for wining the XC2 Lites and Pro-Am division. The rest of the prize money is split between the other top finishers. Essentially, the event pays the typical $14,000 GNCC purse, and then adds $18,000 each day in bonus money for the top-three overall finishers.
In addition, specialty awards will also be given out for holeshots and other awards as they have been all season.
Overall Finish Bonus for ATV
XC1 ATV Payout
XC2 ATV Payout
Specialty Awards ÿATV
XC1 MotorcycleUSA.com Holeshot Award- $250
XC2 Rekluse Holeshot Award- $100
GT Thunder Morning Race Overall- $100
Snowshoe Resort is West Virginia’s largest ski resort, and also offers mountain biking and golf in the summer months. The event offers riders a once-a-year opportunity to race around a resort, with hotels and restaurants all within site of the track. The event will even start right in the middle of the ski village. For more information on Snowshoe, visitÿwww.snowshoemtn.com
For more information on the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, visitwww.gnccracing.com.
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, 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 eight 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 visitÿwww.gnccracing.com.
About Racer Productions
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. It’s repertoire of facilities and events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, since 1973; professional and amateur national events at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, since 1977; and professional and amateur ATV events at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For more information, please visitÿwww.racerproductions.com.