Morgantown, WV ? The Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Series is heading out of the woods and into your television set, as the 2005 Suzuki GNCC Racing Series heads to the Outdoor Life Network. Each week, OLN will air half-hour GNCC shows, with 13 episodes each for bike and ATV action.
The shows begin on Tuesday, April 5th, at 5 p.m. EST, with the first episode re-airing on Thursday, April 7th, at 11 a.m., and again Saturday at 2:00 p.m. New shows will air each week in those Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday time slots. The shows are hosted by the veteran GNCC announcing team of Jason Weigandt and Rodney Tomblin.
GNCC racing has partnered with Gear Media and Marketing in the new TV venture, which promises bigger action, cooler angles and more excitement than any season of GNCC TV before. Famed Blackwater 100 video producer Bill Artzberger has lent his expertise to the production process, ensuring each show captures the toughness, the fun and the speed of GNCC action, as well as the engaging personalities of the racers ? all hallmarks of the series.
In addition, extended DVD versions of each race will be available at each Suzuki GNCC event and online via mototees.com. The DVDs are each over one-hour long and contain footage of amateur classes that can’t be shown on the OLN TV broadcasts due to time constraints.
The AMA-sanctioned Suzuki Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1500 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC featured sponsors include Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Klotz, FMF and ITP, and riders compete for over $1.3 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Moose Utility Division, Scott, Alpinestars, ?-hlins, Cometic, Outerwears, Race Tools, Twin Air, SFB Racing, Thor, Motion Pro, MotoTee’s, Warrior and Laeger’s. Media Sponsors include Dirt Rider Magazine, ATV Sport Magazine and Racer X Illustrated. For more information log on to GNCCRacing.com.