Morgantown, W. Va. – Racer Productions is pleased to announce the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series dates. America’s largest off-road racing series will once again kick off its 13-round schedule in Florida, coinciding with Daytona Bike Week, March 10-13, and wrapping up at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. November 3 and 4 for a unique fall finale-consisting of motorcycle racing on Saturday and ATV racing on Sunday.

“In order to avoid scheduling over top the historical ISDE in September, we have pushed the final round into November again, running the bikes on Saturday so they can also participate in the National Enduro finale,” said Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “As a former ISDE competitor and National Enduro champion, nobody understands the importance of these events more than myself,” said Trail Boss Jeff Russell.

Next year’s schedule brings back several racer-favorite venues that will run in their usual time slots, with the addition of a few brand new locations for 2012. Snowshoe Mountain will play host to America’s toughest off-road race once again on June 23 and 24 in Snowshoe, W. Va., which traditionally serves as a mini vacation for GNCC Racing families amongst the mountain’s spectacular amenities.

“We’ve listened to feedback from the GNCC community and decided to add fresh venues to the circuit next year. While all 13 locations have not been officially finalized, we’re confident that these changes will add an element of excitement for both racers and fans,” added Russell.

The GNCC task force is working hard to finalize the last couple locations for 2012 and they will be announced before the GNCC Awards Banquet in December. In the meantime, it’s important to release race dates in order to plan for next season.

The 2011 GNCC Champions and top ten class finishers will be honored at this year’s GNCC Awards Banquet December 2 and 3 in Morgantown, W. Va. at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center. The top 10 ATV/UTV racers in each class will receive awards on Friday, December 2 and the bikes will celebrate on Saturday, December 3. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. each night and advanced reservations are required. For more information on the banquet or to reserve a room at the Waterfront Place Hotel, please visit the 2011 Awards Banquet Page.

2012 GNCC Schedule Dates

Rd 1 March 10-13

Rd 2 March 17-18

Rd 3 March 31-April 1

Rd 4 April 14-15

Rd 5 April 28-29

Rd 6 May 12-13

Rd 7 May 26-27

Rd 8 June 23-24

Rd 9 July 7-8

Rd 10 September 15-16

Rd 11 October 6-7

Rd 12 October 20-21

Rd 13 November 3-4

Banquet November 30-December 1

About GNCC Racing

The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, 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. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

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