Murrieta, CA – KTM will host its 7th Annual KTM Youth Day in conjunction with The Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio. The fun starts Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Sunday Creek Raceway and runs through Sunday, July 10.

All youth motorcycle racers participating in Sunday’s race will receive a free commemorative “Youth Day at the John Penton” event t-shirt at sign up. In addition, young racers and fans alike will have the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from Factory FMF/KTM Off-Road Team riders Cory Buttrick, Charlie Mullins, Kailub Russell and National Enduro points leader Russell Bobbitt.

The John Penton, named after one of off-road racing’s pioneers, is the longest-running GNCC races to date. Penton, is the founder of Penton/KTM and will also be on hand with the Factory KTM riders to support the event.

For more information on The John Penton and the GNCC Series visit: www.gnccracing.com

SNOWSHOE, WV – FMF Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang edged out the competition and piloted his FMF Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to take the checkers at the sixth round of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country Series at the Snowshoe Mountain resort in Snowshoe, WV on Sunday. Strang rode strong throughout the entire three-hour race to pull off the race win and extend his championship points lead.

After a grueling, race-long battle, Strang moved his FMF/Makita Suzuki around the leader on the final lap of the three-hour race and avoided any mishaps over the final few miles to take the victory, his second of the year. The Snowshoe GNCC is billed as America’s Toughest Race, and Strang was pleased to come out on top at this year’s event.