The 2008 GNCC Champions, David Knight (Bike, Red Bull KTM) and Bill Ballance (ATV, Team Yamaha) have earned the GNCC number-one plate in the Afternoon Main Event Bike and ATV divisions. Morning race riders begin their numbers with 201. Women's ATV Champion Traci Cecco (Team Yamaha) will wear number 201 in the ATV Morning Race; 200 C Champion Morgan Moss (Team Off-Camber Yamaha) earned number 201 from the Bike Morning Race. Stewart Baylor (Bike, RidePG.com KTM) and Josh Merritt (ATV, Cobra) earned the Youth Overall number one plates. William Yokley (National Guard Polaris) earned the first-ever number-one plate in the UTV Side-by-Side division.Â
Amateur riders must compete in at least nine GNCC events to earn a national number, and Youth riders must compete in eight GNCC events to earn a national number. UTV teams must compete in three events to earn a national number.
Riders who did not earn a GNCC National Number for 2008 can reserve a number by contacting GNCC Racing after January 2. Full details on number reservations will be posted on GNCCRacing.com
About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. The 13-round championship series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions and has run since 1973. 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 1,800 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC Racing airs weekly television shows on the Versus Network. GNCC featured sponsors include Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose Racing, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, Geico, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior, and riders compete for over $3 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Alpinestars, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Powersport Graf X, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire Balls, Twin Air, Ogio, Rekluse, and MotoTee's. For more information log on to www.gnccracing.com.