Along with a redesigned layout and several new multimedia features, the site will also feature live timing and scoring at each of its 13 events this season. In addition, the Series will stream its PA announcers during the Pro portions of each event. These new features are facilitated by GNCC's purchase of a Motosat portable high-speed satellite Internet unit, which will be utilized by GNCC staff at each event.
GNCC will also use a state-of-the-art email distribution system to communicate with its fans, its racers and members of the media with breaking news from the track, as well as regular announcements and features. To sign up to receive the latest news about the GNCC Series, fans can click the Mailing List button on the homepage at www.gnccracing.com. Racers can register to receive rule change or clarification updates and event notices on the Competition Bulletins Page under the “Racers” tab.
"With unprecedented growth last season, we're pleased to continue to take the GNCC Series to the next level," said Carrie Coombs Russell, CFO of Racer Productions, which promotes the Can-Am GNCC Series. "We're using cutting-edge technology and best practices to communicate with the media, our fans and our competitors. This new web site is certain to help bring the world of GNCC racing to a new level in cyberspace."
The 2008 Can-Am GNCC Series kicks off at the Triton GNCC in Melbourne, Fla., with ATVs hitting the trails on Sunday, March 2 and motorcycles on Tuesday, March 4.
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, 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. GNCC featured sponsors include: Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka, GEICO, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior. Associate sponsors include Alpine-stars, BRP, Cometic, HiPer Technology, Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National Guard, Ogio, Powersport Grafx, Rekluse, REM, Scott, Thor, Twin Air, and MotoTee’s. 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, since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., 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, since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, since 1994; The Wrangler ATV National Motocross at Oak Hill Raceway in Decatur, Texas, since 2006; 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, since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.