Swift-Action-GNCC-Off-Road-6-20-13Team UXC racing added one more race to the history books this past weekend at the Parts Unlimited Mountaineer Run in Masontown West Virginia. The heat and dry conditions made for a very interesting race but for the Shelbyville Tennessee race team victory was in the air! Walking the track on Friday has become a intricate part of the teams routine and mentally noting the rocky sections in particular.

Getting the day started off of the second row Team UXC racings Michael Swift was able to grab the holeshot off the start and led his class into the woods at the Masontown WV event. “We were rolling on the first lap and even caught the open class and were able to get around them before our first pass through the scoring tents.” Swift has found some amazing speed in the last few years and the determination to improve his performance every race has really began to show. Passing the lead back and forth with a fellow racer Swift would find a rock that stopped his Team UXC Can-Am Renegade right in its tracks on the third lap that sent him over the bars.

GNCC-Team-UXC-5-8-13The east coast has received its fair share of rain over the last few weeks and for the fifth round of the GNCC racing series in Park City Kentucky it would be no different. The Team UXC racing crew rolled into the track with a precise plan just in case the weather did not cooperate. On Friday after scouting the entire track Michael Swift knew it could get messy if the predicted rain came through. By Saturday morning it had rained most all night and was still coming down for the day of racing.

“Over the years I have put together a few key things to keep me on the machine and moving forward in really nasty riding conditions,” stated Swift. Getting a good grip on the bars and keeping your vision clear is vital and this is just a piece of the plan Swift had put together to take on his U2 class competition. Lining up on the second row behind the Open 4X4 class the U2 challengers had just a few riders to compete with on the first lap. Swift was able to fall into the line in second off the start and worked his way into the number on spot in his class before the second lap. “I had actually taken over the lead in my class before the second mile mark on the first lap but slid into a tree and two riders were able to pass me.  My Rox Speed FX hand guards kept the mud off of my hands so I could drive the UXC racing Can-Am Renegade Xxc,” noted Swift. Team UXC also attributes their finishes to the use of the Outerwears radiator covers. These covers keep the mud off of the radiator so it can stay cool during the harsh conditions. This three-lap race took everything it could from many racers as thirty-nine of the 247 entries in the morning race had dropped out.

Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports is again offering its “GBC Bucks” contingency program for the 2013 GNCC Racing season. The program allows riders of any level and classification to earn rewards based on top finishes in GNCC events. GBC is offering over $14,000 worth of GBC Bucks at each round, with a total of more than $200,000 up for grabs throughout the season.

The GBC Bucks Awards Program rewards ATV and UTV riders who achieve racing success while using GBC Motorsports tires. Top finishers in all classes who run GBC tires and display GBC decals will be rewarded with GBC Bucks, which they may then redeem towards the purchase of tires from GBC Motorsports.

 MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – RacerTV, a motorsports television production company and online broadcast network, announces today the expansion of its programming platform and event features. Kicking off next month with the opening round of the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series in River Ranch, Fla., RacerTV will stream the GNCC pro ATV and motorcycle races live on its all-new online network channel – RacerTV.com (formerly RacerTVOnline.com).

RacerTV will stream live GNCC ATV Pro racing starting at 1 p.m. EST, on Sunday, March 10, and GNCC Motorcycle Pro racing starting at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 12. For the remainder of the season, RacerTV will stream live all 13 rounds of the AMSOIL GNCC Racing pro events, for a total of 26 live shows. The new platform will enable mobile and on demand live streaming, and feature social networking integration (live viewer chat!).

In addition, RacerTV will broadcast all 26 episodes of AMSOIL GNCC Racing action in 30-minute feature highlight shows within two weeks of each race on RacerTV.com. These shows will provide a more in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at GNCC Racing action and its stars.

RacerTV.com will also feature highlighted shows of all 10 rounds of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship. The format for these highlighted shows will follow the post-live GNCC shows, consisting of 30-minute feature programs to be broadcast within two weeks of the live event.

In addition to the RacerTV.com coverage, select episodes of AMSOIL GNCC Racing and Mtn. Dew ATVMX will continue to be televised on the NBC Sports Network, for a total of 15 shows. RacerTV is brought to you by sponsors – AMSOIL, Can-Am and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. Stay tuned for the announcement on the 2013 NBC Sports broadcast dates and times.

Other events to be featured on RacerTV.com this year will include the newly announced American Motocross Championships, which include the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s, the Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross, the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship, and the Thor Winter Olympics. Additionally, RacerTV.com will feature premier off road championships such as the WORCS Series and the OMA Nationals. Currently, the 5-round CMC Golden State MX Nationals are being broadcast on RacerTV.com.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring these premiere events to our RacerTV online audience,” said Tim Cotter, spokesperson for RacerTV. “We are open to broadcasting all off-road and motocross events on the network and have reached out to other premiere race series in hopes that we can bring their great racing action to RacerTV.com.”

Over the next few weeks, the RacerTV.com website will undergo a major overhaul as the new platform and features are upgraded. “We’re really excited about this new project for the Racer Media House,” continued Cotter. “We want RacerTV.com to be the ‘go to site’ for television-quality produced ATV and motorcycle race action, and we want to bring this quality to all race fans for all series, not only the events we produce,” said Cotter.

Veteran motorsports broadcast specialist, Carey Bohn of Mainstream Media Group, has been commissioned to develop the live streaming production infrastructure, show programming format and on-line viewer platform. The live race coverage will utilize technology and technical support from TodoCastTV of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and UK-based BoxxTV

“RacerTV will be using state-of-the-art satellite and television components to stream each GNCC event,” Bohn said. “Including testing a remote camera system that will allow the on-site team to do live coverage from several wooded locations along the race course.”

For more information on RacerTV, the events featured and broadcast or commercial opportunities, please contact info@racertv.com or call Nick Koester at 304-284-0084. A complete line-up of race events featured will be released on www.RacerTV.com.

About RacerTV
RacerTV is a motorsports television production company and online broadcast network that features high quality racing broadcasts, original content shows and live streaming racing events. RacerTV features both off-road and motocross racing events in the motorcycle, ATV and UTV divisions. RacerTV is proudly supported by AMSOIL, Can-Am and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. More info on RacerTV can be found by visiting www.RacerTV.com.

Morgantown, W. Va. (November 6, 2012) – This season marked an incredible year of racing in the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. The 13-round series wrapped up last weekend at the Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., where AmPro Yamaha’s Paul Whibley secured his second XC1 Pro class title, while KR4 Performance’s Jason Thomas clinched his first XC2 Pro Lites title on the motorcycle side. While XC1 Pro ATV champion Chris Borich wrapped up his fourth consecutive title earlier in the season, Tireballs-backed Patrick McGuire secured his first XC2 Pro Am championship at the season finale.

But the XC1 and XC2 class champions are just part of the 2012 GNCC Championship roll call. In GNCC, the afternoon race consists of not only Pro and Pro Am classes, but also the “A” and “B” classes – making for a fast-paced afternoon of racing from the first row to the last. On ATV’s, Brycen Neal claimed the competitive College A (16-21) class title by only six points over Landon Wolfe, finishing as the Top Amateur of the afternoon race. Other “A” class champions include Fred Marley in Junior A (22+), Todd Demaree in Vet A (28+) and Senior A (38+) champion Tom Wright.

Corona, CA – November 5, 2012 – The Fred Andrews Racing FAR Husqvarna team faced a double-header this weekend with the GNCC series finale on Saturday followed by the final National Enduro of 2012 on Sunday. FAR Husky racers Andrew Delong and Nick Davis had their hands full between the two season-ending races, but managed to close out the year on a strong note.

The weekend started in Tennessee with the Loretta Lynn’s GNCC on Saturday. Andrew came into the last round of the season with one thing on his mind – WIN! Andrew and Nick both got out to a mid-pack start, but by the end of the second lap, Delong had worked his way into the lead. Nick was pushing his TC250 as hard as possible, and steadily working his way into the top-three.

Heading into the final lap, the FAR Husky team was looking at a 1-2 finish with Nick closing in on second place. While Andrew stayed in a solid lead, Nick’s day was about to take a turn for the worst. As Davis accelerated out of a turn his rear tire came off the rim. He was forced to head back to the pits for a new rear tire which relegated him to a 16th place finish.

St. Clairsville, Ohio – Temperatures were a bit on the chilly side in eastern Ohio as Round 11 of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series made its way to St. Clairsville, Ohio for the ITP Powerline Park GNCC. Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell bounced back from a tough loss last round to secure his fifth win of the season, now sitting within four points of current points leader Paul Whibley in the championship standings.

As if cold temperatures and challenging obstacles-such as the infamous “Powerline Mud Hole” and the tricky “Rock Garden”-weren’t grueling enough, scattered rainfall became yet another factor early in the three-hour afternoon race. AmPro Yamaha’s Paul Whibley continued his holeshot tradition by once again grabbing the $250 Motosport.com Holeshot Award where he led the opening lap with Factory FMF/KTM teammates Kailub Russell and Charlie Mullins close behind. However, things began to turn sour for Whibley around the halfway point as the current points leader began a series of crashes that caused him to significantly lose time on the leaders as the race wore on. Since Russell was able to land his first-ever XC1 win at Powerline Park in 2011, his confidence looked to be at an all time high this weekend.

Morgantown, W. Va. - AmPro Yamaha’s Paul Whibley leads a fierce group of competitors into the final stretch of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country season this weekend for one of the most exciting championship chases in history. Whibley’s tight points lead over Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell has created plenty of hype leading into the ITP Powerline Park GNCC. However, that’s not the only highly contested battle taking place this weekend in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Shenandoah Honda/Offroadchampion’s Thad DuVall finally got a win under his belt at Round 10, giving him a high level of confidence heading into Round 11. DuVall has been on the verge of a race-win all season and his increased presence inside the lead-battle only makes the competition level raise another notch.

Morgantown, W. Va. – In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Round 12 of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series will once again “go pink” for the 18th annual Amsoil Ironman GNCC. Taking place October 20 and 21 in Crawfordsville, Ind., the penultimate round has become more than just a race, as over 10,000 spectators are expected to attend what has arguably become the largest fall festival in Montgomery County.

The goal of Ironman’s pink-effort is to raise awareness and funds locally for breast cancer care and research, while also bringing the GNCC Racing community together for a cause that transcends racing. The pink livery will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills and mud of the iconic Ironman GNCC.

Morgantown, W. Va. – After eight rounds of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, Pennsylvania’s Chris Borich holds a commanding lead in the XC1 Pro ATV division. However, the championship battle is anything but over as the top five contenders are still within striking distance with five races remaining in the 2012 season. This weekend the series heads to Sunday Creek Raceway for the Wiseco John Penton GNCC, and the Ohio natives might just have something for the 3-Time champ in their home state.

Ballance Racing Yamaha’s Walker Fowler is one Ohio native looking to score his first victory of 2012 this weekend in the Buckeye state. Fowler has a handful of podium finishes already and a close second place in Round 5 has given the Pro Class rookie a taste for victory that he is determined to get before the season is over. Sunday Creek Raceway hosts a variety of terrain that Fowler has grown up riding and racing and the familiar motocross track will give him an additional advantage over the field.

Fowler’s Ballance Racing teammate Taylor Kiser holds the second place position to Borich with one win under his belt. Kiser has put up a strong fight in the first eight rounds and sits with the most podium finishes (5) aside from Borich’s perfect sweep on the box.