Kawasaki Offers More than Half a Million Dollars in Contingency Bonuses for the 2008 Can-Am GNCC Series

 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 8, 2008) – Racer Productions, promoters of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, announced today that Kawasaki will offer more than $500,000 in 2008 Contingency monies for ATVs and Bikes in the 2008 Can-Am GNCC Series. Kawasaki will be offering $343,100 for bike participants and $168,900 for ATV riders throughout the 13-round off-road series. Kawasaki Contingency Coordinator, Sue Graff, stated: "We're excited to again partner with the GNCC in 2008. GNCC pits the best of the best against each other on both bikes and ATVs on some of the most challenging race venues in North America, and we're please to be a part of that." The 2008 GNCC season kicks off March 1-4 at The Triton in Melbourne, Fla. ATV's will practice Saturday, March 1 and race Sunday, March 2. Bikes will practice Monday, March 3 and race Tuesday, March 4. For more information, visit www.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. GNCC featured sponsors include: Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, GEICO, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior. Associate sponsors include Alpine-stars, BRP, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Ogio, Powersport Grafx, Rekluse, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, and MotoTee's. Media Sponsors include Cycle News, Dirt Rider, Racer X Illustrated, Mini Rider, Trail Rider, ATV Rider, ATV Sport, ATVRiders.com and ATV Insider.  For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

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