Morgantown, W. Va. (July 3, 2012) – Defending Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Champion and current Women’s class points leader Maria Forsberg won her second consecutive gold medal in Women’s Moto X Enduro X on Sunday at X Games Los Angeles. GNCC Women’s class competitor Rachel Gutish also grabbed sixth place in her first-ever X Games appearance.

Factory FMF/KTM’s Forsberg started off behind Louise Forsley and Tarah Gieger amidst some carnage and confusion early on. After bouncing back from a few of her own troubles, Forsberg was able to make her way to the front and hold on for the win.

“It’s way harder this year,” Forsberg said. “All the girls have gone home and done their homework and they’re way, way faster, which makes for a good race. I’m pumped for everyone and I’m pumped to be here.”

Morgantown, W. Va. (December 22, 2011) – Racer Productions, producer of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, announces today the tentative Supplemental Rules and Classes for the 2012 GNCC Series. The Supplemental Rules and Classes have been reconstructed with much consideration and input from industry leaders and competitors within the sport and will remain open for public comment until January 1, 2012.

Class structure on the bike side has undergone relatively minor changes for next season. Highlights include the addition of the Girls (9-14) class, as well as the newly restructured Women’s Amateur class-providing intermediate and novice racers of any age a place to compete outside the premiere Women’s class.

“A majority of the changes in both Supplemental Rules and Classes came directly from our competitors and sponsors at the rules meeting held after this year’s awards banquet,” said Jeff Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. “GNCC is a grassroots sport and we will continue to honor input from our racers and sponsors in order to move the series forward.”

On the ATV side, the age classifications for several of the Vet and Senior classes have been restructured for 2012 in order to increase competition levels and promote advancement.

As we continue to grow our UTV (Side-by-Side) classes, minor class adjustments have been made to homologate the GNCC class structure. Therefore, the premiere UTV class will be XC1 Modified, the limited class will be XC2 Limited, and UTV Novice has been added for competitors with less experience-while the Single Seat class remains unchanged.
Links to each of the 2012 Supplemental Rules and Classes can be found below:

The Supplemental Rules and Classes for 2012 have been posted for public review and will remain tentative until January 1, 2012. Any comments or suggestions should be directed to scoring@gnccracing.com.
The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off once again in Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week on March 10-13. ATV practice will take place on Saturday and racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more information visit www.gnccracing.com.

PASO ROBLES, CA - Beta factory pilot Chris Bach is ready to get back on the podium. The 22 year old Indiana rider has had a couple finishes outside the top ten and is ready to change all that.

“It’s been a rough few weeks following my Georgia crash and disappointing finish in North Carolina. I’ve finally been able to get back to training properly and have put in much needed seat time to prepare for this weekend’s race. We’re all looking forward to South Carolina and ready to put in a solid finish to get the momentum back in our direction” Bach states.

This weekend’s Round 4 of the Pirelli Big Buck GNCC is held in Union, South Carolina. The event will not be an easy affair as riders prepare for the three hour battle. Chris Bach will be piloting his factory Beta 450 RR.

Watch for Chris as well as other factory supported riders Justin Sode and Michael Grizzle to be pushing their way to the front. Results can be found at www.gnccracing.com