Morgantown, W. Va. (January 9, 2013) – Racer Productions announces today a change in the 2013 Grand National Cross Country Series schedule. After 29 remarkable years at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the oldest race on the GNCC circuit will not return to the schedule in 2013.
“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Loretta Lynn’s venue will not be on the GNCC schedule for 2013,” said GNCC Event Director, Dean VanLeeuwen. “Loretta’s has given us nearly 30 years of good racing and we’re looking forward to possibly returning to the ranch in the future.”
Round 11 of the GNCC Series will now be held on the property of the RiverStone Estate, one of the largest privately owned mansions in Pennsylvania. The “Gusher” will take place on over 1200 acres of riverfront property in Foxburg, Pa., amidst the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania.
Although the property lies within the mountains, the terrain is not extreme as one may think. The racecourse will be running through the rolling hills of a previously established 18-hole golf course.
“I’m really excited for this event because of the wide variety of terrain we have to work with,” said Barry Hawk, 8-time GNCC champ and Trail Boss. “We have the opportunity to give racers a good mixture of fast and open sections and then to quickly jump into more technical sections of fresh trail. All in all, the great dirt, elevation change and variation in the woods could potentially make this the most fun GNCC track of the season.”
REVISED 2013 GNCC Schedule
|March||10 & 12||River Ranch||River Ranch, FL|
|March||16-17||The General||Washington, GA|
|April||6-7||Steele Creek||Morganton, NC|
|April||20-21||Big Buck||Union, SC|
|May||4-5||The Mammoth||Park City, KY|
|May||18-19||Limestone 100||Springville, IN|
|June||1-2||John Penton||Millfield, OH|
|June||15-16||Mountaineer Run||Masontown, WV|
|September||7-8||Unadilla||New Berlin, NY|
|September||21-22||The Gusher||Foxburg, PA|
|October||12-13||Powerline Park||St. Clairsville, OH|
The 2013 Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off March 10 and 12 in River Ranch, Fla., for the 4th Annual Moose Racing River Ranch GNCC. For more information visit www.gnccracing.com.
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, 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 1,500 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. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised on NBC Sports Network and RacerTVonline.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.