KTM Offers $136,750 in GNCC Contingency

Morgantown, W. Va. -- Long-time Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series supporter KTM has announced their 2009 GNCC Contingency program. The ATV program pays out for all 13 rounds, while the bike program provides year-end awards for KTM riders who do well in their final class point standings.

For ATV, KTM awards the XC1 class race winner $1,500, followed by $1,000 for second, and $500 for third. The XC2 race winner earns $750, second takes home $500 and third $250. KTM also pays contingency in a variety of amateur classes.

The bike program awards the GNCC Series Overall Champion $3,000 followed by $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third. The XC2 Pro Lites Champion receives $1,000. KTM also pays contingency in a variety of bike amateur classes.

"KTM is happy to announce that it will continue to support the loyal KTM customers with a GNCC contingency program for 2009," said Antti Kallonen, KTM Off-Road Team Manager. "In addition, KTM will also continue its customer service trackside support program for all KTM riders at each round of the GNCC Series."

For more information on GNCC contingenc programs, 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 GNCC in River Ranch, FL on February 28- March 3. For more information on the series, go to 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.