Morgantown, W. Va. -- Long-time Can-Am Grand National Cross Country supporter Husqvarna is doling out $406,075 in contingency for the 2009 GNCC Series. The funds will be spread over 25 classes in the form of series' bonuses and individual race performance rewards. Husqvarna awards the XC1 class race winner $5,000, followed by $2,500 for second, and $1,000 for third.
"Last season the Husqvarna National Contingency Program paid out a serious amount of money to Husqvarna riders throughout the country and our intention is to keep the momentum going in 2009," said Scot Harden, Husqvarna Sales & Marketing Manager.
"Any way you slice it this 2009 contingency program is a further demonstration of Husqvarna's deep commitment to the sport of off-road racing and it is our sincere hope to reward the many riders who support the U.S. off-road racing scene, too," Harden said.
Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC has formed a pact with XTRM Sports Network. With a potential payout of more than $12-million, Husqvarna's National Contingency Fund will be offered online via www.XTRM.com covering a broad spectrum of motorcycle racing events.
For more information on the GNCC payout, visit www.gnccracing.com/pages/2009-gncc-contingency-programs
The 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with The Parts Unlimited River Ranch in River Ranch, FL on February 28- March 3. For more information on the race, 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. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every Saturday and Thursday on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
About Racer Productions:
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. It's repertoire of events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, held since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., held since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., held since 1985; The U.S. World Motocross Gran Prix at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. in 1987; The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National, held since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, held since 1994; The AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City in 2007; as well as numerous other amateur motocross events. In addition, Racer Productions staffs the prestigious Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, held since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.