Honda Posts Over Half-Million Dollars in 2006 GNCC Contingency - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

American Honda's Red Rider Rewards program will have Suzuki Grand National Cross Country racers on red machines thinking green in 2006. Their new contingency program is the largest total between bikes and ATVs in the 2006 GNCC Series, with $443,300 available for bikes and $104,975 available for ATVs."The motivation is to get more red bikes and red ATVs out there," says Bill Savino of the Honda Rider's Club of America. "The more red, the better the dealers feel. We're expanding on both bikes and ATVs, especially now that we have both the CRF250X and 450X models, and the TRX450R ATV."The contingency program covers nearly 50 classes of GNCC Racing, including minicycles in the Youth Series, Utility ATVs and nearly all of the adult bike and ATV classes.Information is posted on the GNCC contingency page at Or scroll to, the official home of the Honda Red Riders Rewards program.The 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 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, trees, 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, Acerbis, Alpinestars, Cometic, Outerwears, Twin Air, Polisport Plastics, Thor, Motion Pro, Hyper Wheels, Elka Suspension, MotoTee's, Weekend Warrior, Owens Motorsports, Tom's Marina Polaris, EK Chain and Laeger's. Media Sponsors include Dirt Rider Magazine, ATV Sport Magazine, and Racer X Illustrated. For more information log on to