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EVENT: 2021 GNCC SERIES KICKOFF

The chasers are stepping it up By Ken Hill The short off-season seems to get shorter each year for those competing in the Grand National Cross-Country series (GNCC). The run up to the 2021 season was shorter than ever when COVID delays pushed the 2020 season late! As teams and riders scrambled to get parts and needed equipment, the world seemed to be working against them. With restrictions at ports due to continuing COVID issues, even the suppliers were scrambling to get parts and products in the country and shipped.…

XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL

By the staff of Dirt Wheels XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL Hailing from Waverly, West Virginia, Adam McGill can be called the “Bridesmaid” on the track or “Class Clown” off the tracks of the GNCC ATV series. In battle, he’s been the biggest threat to champions like Bill Balance, Chris Borich, and Walker Fowler, and has finished second to those guys more than he’d like to admit. McGill started racing pro way back in 2006, and three years later got his first win—actually, four of them in 2008.  McGill has battled…

GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS

By the staff of  Dirt Wheels with GNCC Champ Walker Fowler GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS * GNCC Champion Walker Fowler races a Yamaha YFZ 450 in the Pro ranks on the rugged woods circuits of Grand National Cross Country Racing circuits. He has had some time to perfect his starting techniques for each race. Here is some advice he has for up-and-comers. GNCC RACE TIPS "You always need to have a good, positive attitude at the start! Whether you are a pro or an amateur, attitude and confidence can…

ATV RACERS DOMINATE WITH DP BRAKES IN 2020

BUFFALO, NY. – 2020 DP Brakes Sponsored riders dominate the GNCC ATV Classes, taking first place in ATV Pro XC1, Pro-Am XC2, 4x4 Pro, WXC Women and many more!! Plus, we are proud to say DP Brakes were on the Top 10 ATV Pro machines this season!! Here is a recap of the 2020 GNCC ATV Final Standings for DP Brakes sponsored riders. 2020 GNCC ATV Championships: XC1 Pro ATV: 1st Walker Fowler, 2nd Brycen Neal, 3rd Cole Richardson. Plus, 17 out of 20, All on DP Brakes!! XC2 Pro-Am ATV: 1st Austin Abney, 2nd…

CANNONDALE WOODS RACER

*This month we take a look back at what was going on in the ATV community in the early 2000s... OLD SCHOOL ATVING At the time, Yamaha was the only manufacturer building competitive four-stroke dirt bikes. Hybrid race ATVs at that time were using these bike engines in custom ATV frames and gathering big attention from racers and other OEMs. Cannondale shocked the ATV community when they released a complete line…

EVENT: GNCC RACING!

Fowler and Wolfe roll-on By Kayla Bolton, Photos by Ken Hill GNCC RACING Like all racing series in the U.S., the AMA Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized was shocked to a standstill by the COVID-19 virus. As states in the Southeast started to open up, the GNCC crew came up with plans to resume racing safely. Among the many safety restrictions, GNCC officials monitored details as small as requiring racers to bring their own pen to sign up.…

GNCC RIDING TIPS:HOW TO RIDE RUTTS

HOW TO RIDE RUTTS By Walker Fowler *Yamaha-backed Walker Fowler is the WFR / GBC / Moto-XPerts four-time GNCC  XC1 Pro ATV champion. 1: HOW TO RIDE RUTTS Exiting the woods in this photo, it appears to be mid-race or late in the race. A single set of deep ruts has developed between the two tight trees, and there’s no option to go anywhere but in the ruts. This is where the saying “momentum is your friend” comes into play. When you can see polished-off spots in the center, it means skid plates are dragging.…

4×4 CHAMPION LANDON WOLFE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 4x4 CHAMPION LANDON WOLFE Glenville, Pennsylvania’s Landon Wolfe has spent the last decade chasing a dream that actually started another decade before that. Wolfe started riding on two wheels at 5 years old in the trees back then. After a knee injury, he made the switch to four wheels in racing while still riding dirt bikes as a form of cross-training. Climbing the four-wheeled racing ladder was quick and consistent for this 25-year-old winning championship in 2010–2012 and placing…

Venue Change For Next Weekends GNCC

Venue Change For Next Weekends GNCC For July 11th – 12th Weekend High Voltage Will Host Round Eight of Racing in Pennsylvania MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 1, 2020) – With the announcement of the Ironman Pro Motocross National being postponed until later in the year, the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, has made the decision to move round eight from the Hoosier in Crawfordsville, Indiana to the High…

EVENT: 2020 VP RACING FUELS BIG BUCK GNCC

Walker Fowler, start to finish By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Ken Hill The 2020 Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized kicked off in South Carolina with the 23rd Annual VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC. It would have been the 24th running, but flooding in 2019 forced the complete cancellation of the event. WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler looks set to extend his run of championships into 2020. He began the season grabbing the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 holeshot. He was the…