MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, will be hosting another round of Behind the Bars bench racing action on RacerTV.com starting Thursday, January 14 through February 11, 2021. Join Rodney Tomblin, Jared Bolton, Johnny Gallagher and Mikey Waynes with guest appearances from past and present ATV and motorcycle racers.
The schedule is set to start with the 2007 Steele Creek motorcycle race. The 2007 Steele Creek event is one of the most talked about GNCC races of all-time with a last minute lead change to take the checkered flag. Riders like Shane Watts, Charlie Mullins, Barry Hawk and Glenn Kearney are featured throughout the three-hour race.
Watch NOW for RacerTV Behind The Bars - Episode 9 of the 2007 Steele Creek GNCC Bike race with special guest Barry Hawk, hosted by Rodney Tomblin, Jared Bolton and Griff Cotter!
Next on the agenda will be the 2011 Steele Creek ATV race, which had several lead changes throughout the race eventually setting up a close and intense race down to the wire for the overall win. Adam McGill, Chris Bithell and Taylor Kiser would continue to battle through the final stages of the race, all the way through the final grass track section and all the way to the final turn!
“Launching Behind the Bars in 2020 was a blast,” said Jared Bolton. “Getting together with great hosts and some really talented racers throughout the years makes for an awesome show. It’s going to be fun to get these things back rolling as we gear up for the 2021 race season.”
Week three will look at the 2010 John Penton motorcycle race, an extremely muddy race where Cory Buttrick and Josh Strang would battle back-and-forth. Riders would not only put their machines, but themselves to the test throughout the race. Buttrick, an Ohio native, would continue to battle with Strang down to the late stages of the race hungry to win in front of his hometown crowd.
On February 4th the 2006 Big Buck ATV Behind the Bars episode will premiere. This episode will take a look back at William Yokley and Michael Houston swapping the lead position throughout the race with Bill Balance sneaking through the pack. Chris Borich and Duane Johnson also make an appearance as they make their way into a top five finishing position.
The 2001 Okeechobee motorcycle race will be the final Behind the Bars episode before the 2021 GNCC Racing season begins. The Okeechobee motorcycle race will take a look back as Pro Motocross racer, Larry Ward made a special appearance and ran in contention for the win throughout the race. Other racers like Shane Watts, Mike Kiedrowski and Steve Hatch would run at the front of the pack battling back-and-forth until the checkered flag flew.
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