Racer Productions, the producer of the Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Series, will increase the 2006 payout for the top pro and pro am Bike and ATV racers in the Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Series. A $10,000 GNCC Pro and Pro Am Purse will be up for grabs at each of the 13 GNCC events, totaling $130,000 in purse money for the 2006 season.The larger purse guarantees money back to 10th place in the GNCC Bike and ATV pro classes, whereas the purse payback was previously based on the number of pro entries. Also, the top five ATV Pro-Am racers are guaranteed money.America’s largest off-road racing series, 2006 Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Series, kicks off during Daytona Bike Week with the Orange Crush GNCC, March 4–7, 2006.The AMA-sanctioned Suzuki Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1800 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC featured sponsors include Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Klotz, FMF and ITP, and riders compete for over $2.8 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Moose Utility Division, Scott, Alpinestars, hlins, Cometic, Outerwears, Twin Air, Thor, Motion Pro, MotoTee’s, Warrior and Laeger’s. Media Sponsors include Dirt Rider Magazine, ATV Sport Magazine and Racer X Illustrated. For more information log on to GNCCRacing.com.