These proposed pro rules are tentative, and will not be finalized until the GNCC Rider Meetings that follow the GNCC Awards Banquet on December 4-5. This allows the GNCC community time to view the rules and allow for a public comment period.
The most significant proposals highlighted are for the bike classes. Racer Productions has established a minimum age requirement that will be implemented over a one-year grace period. The 2010 minimum age requirement for the XC2 Pro Lites class will be 15 years old and 17 years old for the XC1 Class. In 2011, these ages will increase to 16 and 18 years old for the respective classes.
The second proposal for bikes allows the use of 250 two-strokes in the XC2 Pro Lites Class. This change is consistent with the AMA Amateur Racing Rulebook.
The proposed rules can be viewed by clicking here.
After the banquet rider's meeting the tentative amateur rules will be posted for public comment as well.
To provide suggestions or comment on the proposed rules, please email Technical Manager Jeff Canfield at Jcanfield@gnccracing.com. Jeff Canfield, Race Director for MX Sports Pro Racing, has been recently assigned to the position of Technical Manager for GNCC Racing.
The 2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with the West Gate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida, which runs February 27 through March 2, as part of Bike Week.
For more information, check out the official series website at www.GNCCRacing.com or call 304-284-0084.
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, 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. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.