Racer X Illustrated has stepped up to create the first-ever Racer X GNCC Holeshot Award. At each 2006 Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Pro Bike event, Racer X will award $100 to the pro rider who grabs the holeshot in Sunday afternoon’s bike event.”We love helping the riders out, whether it’s with the Racer X Gas Card in Amp’d Mobile Supercross, Team USA at the Motocross des Nations, or the new GNCC Holeshot Award,” said Davey Coombs of Racer X. “The GNCC starts are always exciting-dead-engine start, the countdown, the fans screaming for their favorite riders-and this award should help make things a little more interesting: Get the holeshot and you get the money!”In addition, Racer X will increase its coverage of Suzuki GNCC Racing in 2006 with a new magazine section titled “Quick Fill.” Quick Fill will be contained in the Racerhead news portion of each issue, providing news and stories from the GNCC tour. The new section will give GNCC racers and teams a whole new level of exposure in 2006.Racer Productions is currently soliciting potential ATV sponsors for an ATV Holeshot Award. Interested companies can email firstname.lastname@example.org.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 in De Leon Springs, FL, on March 4 – 7, 2006. For more information log on to GNCCRacing.com.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.