Union, SC -- Racer Productions announces the involvement of the South Carolina Army National Guard for the 2009 Grand National Cross Country Series at the Pirelli Big Buck GNCC in Union, South Carolina as well as several activities and special guests who will appear at the event.
Saturday's guest starters are Union City County Council members, Mayor Harold Thompson and Union County Sheriff David Taylor. Saturday's trophy presenter is Miss Teen South Carolina along with Miss Union and Miss Teen Union. Eddie Harris, Command Sergeant General of the South Carolina Army National Guard will serve as Sunday's Guest Starter. Major Harris will make an exciting entrance at the race, arriving by helicopter. Miss South Carolina, Anna Perry, will be on hand to present trophies on Sunday.
"I'm very much looking forward to this event," said Command Sergeant Major Eddie Harris of the South Carolina Army National Guard. "It's a big event for this area and it's a huge sport. People really get into it and enjoy it. There's a lot of competition there. The military department of South Carolina is very proud to be part of this."
The South Carolina Army National Guard will sponsor a Rock Wall, and a Paint Ball Arena and have a display of RRC Gators, and Hummers.
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 contingency and prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and will air beginning April 4th 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.