Yamaha to Offer Nearly $400,000 in GNCC Contingency Bonuses

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (Jan. 2, 2008) Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), announced today that Yamaha Motor Corporation will offer $375,375 in contingency bonuses for bike participants during the 13-round 2008 Can-Am GNCC Series.

Yamaha spokesperson, Donnie Luce, states, “Yamaha is proud to offer a contingency bonus for one of the toughest off-road series in the world and looks forward to seeing a strong blue contingent battling for the podium spots in several classes in 2008.”

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.