Pirelli Tires announce GNCC Contingency

January 8, 2008 10:38am

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 8, 2008) – Racer Productions, promoters of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), announced today that Pirelli tires will award $188,110 in contingency monies for motorcycle participants in the 2008 Can-Am GNCC series.

Pirelli Tires, Racing Manager, Josh Whitmire, stated: "After a very successful 2007 season we’re happy to increase our support for the GNCC riders.  Pirelli Tire North America is committed to off road racing and we look forward to being part of the GNCC family for many years to come."

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. Motorcycles will practice Monday, March 3 and race Tuesday, March 4. For more information, please 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.