MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Racer Productions, Inc., producers of the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is proud to announce that the upcoming Loretta Lynn eMTB race, Round 5 of the 8-round Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC Series, will be also serve as the first ever FIM North American eMTB Championship.
The Loretta Lynn eMTB GNCC will be held on Saturday, August 1st, in conjunction with the 39th Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship (August 2nd - 8th) at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the largest and most prestigious amateur motocross event in the world.
“We are thrilled to have the FIM North American Championship status at this round of eMTB GNCC racing,” said Carrie Russell, Racer Productions CEO. “The eMTBs have been a wonderful addition to the GNCC circuit, everybody has one. In one year we have doubled our entries and more than quadrupled the number of eMTBs onsite. The races are fun to watch and even more fun to ride,” continued Russell. “We’re proud to spearhead this new sport.”
The remaining rounds of the 2020 eMTB GNCC Schedule are:
|Rd 5||Aug 1||Loretta Lynn, Hurricane Mills, TN|
|Rd 6||Sept 12||The Mountaineer, Beckley, WV|
|Rd 7||Sept 26||Snowshoe, Snowshoe, WV|
|Rd 8||Oct 10||Mason-Dixon, Mt. Morris, PA|
|*||Oct 24||Ironman, Crawfordsville, IN|
The October 24 Ironman eMTB race is a rain date in the event a previous round is cancelled due to inclement weather. In the event there is no cancellation, a non-points-paying eMTB race will be held at the Ironman GNCC, with free race entry. The Ironman GNCC is historically the largest of the season, averaging 2,400 unique racers and well over 12,000 race fans.
“The Ironman eMTB race will be special too,” added Russell. “If we need it for a rain date we will have it. If not, we will have a free race for anyone who wants to come experience eMTB racing GNCC-style. We have 5 eMTB classes and want to give everyone a chance to come race with us.”
For more information on the GNCC Series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.