GNCC Competitors Offered Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship

$1,000 will be presented to the recipient

Many amateur and youth off-road racers strive to excel in the tough and demanding sport of motocross. Aaron Plessinger is familiar with that very challenge and has joined GNCC racing to help assist those racers and wants to give back to the series that started his professional career by offering the Aaron Plessinger Scholarship.

Aaron Plessinger first came onto the racing scene in 2004 in both the AMSOIL GNCC series and the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. After testing out off-road racing at his hometown rounds, Plessinger decided to fully devote himself to the 13-round series where he won four championships ranking from 65cc divisions to the Super Mini class. Plessinger then shifted his focus to motocross where he equally excelled and clinched two Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Championships while participating part-time in the GNCC series. Plessinger made his professional debut in 2015. In 2017, Plessinger will be contesting for the 250cc Supercross East and Motocross titles aboard his Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha-backed machine.

The Aaron Plessinger Scholarship puts the spotlight on dirt bike riders that excel in the classroom and on the racetrack. Composed of two options for both motorcycle off-road and motocross competitors, Aaron Plessinger will be donating a total of $2,000, with $1,000 going to each division.

Aaron Plessinger and GNCC Racing give GNCC racers the opportunity to get a $1000 scholarship
To help assist GNCC racers and give back to the series that started his professional career, Aaron Plessinger and GNCC Racing are pleased to announce the Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship.Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Racer Productions encourages all riders to participate in this unique opportunity. To qualify participants must submit an essay detailing "What racing means to me." In addition to the essay, a race resume and an academic report or record must be sent in as well.

Applications will be accepted now through Friday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST via email at media@gnccracing.com. The review process will be spearheaded by the GNCC Fund Board of Directors including Chuck Lemaster, Tim Anderson and Traci Pickens.

The off-road recipient will be announced Saturday, November 26, at the season ending GNCC banquet to be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues in Crawfordsville, Indiana on October 29 and 30 with this season finale AMSOIL Ironman GNCC.