GNCC-Racing-Logo-4-17-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – RacerTV returns in 2013 with coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series and the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship. This year’s platform features a 15-week television package on NBC Sports Network, as well as a full-schedule of racing on RacerTV.com – all brought to viewers by this year’s television sponsors AMSOIL, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and Can-Am.

This year’s 15-week television package on NBC Sports Network begins this weekend, April 14 and runs through November. NBC Sports Network will air 13 episodes of GNCC Racing, as well as an additional two episodes of ATV Motocross Nationals.

River Ranch, Fla. - Three hours of rough, sandy whooped out trails could not separate Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Title contenders Paul Whibley and Charlie Mullins. They battled down to the finish-and into sheer exhaustion-at the opening round of the 2012 season, the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in Florida.

Ultimately Am-Pro Yamaha Racing’s Whibley, who finished a close second to Mullins in the 2011 title chase, grabbed the win by just six tenths of a second. Mullins, completely spent, collapsed off of his FMF KTM as he crossed the finish line in second. Fast behind them came XC2 Pro Lites winner Steward Baylor on his KTM 250 two-stroke. Much pre-season buzz centered around the 17-year-old Baylor’s attempt to win a race overall on his 250, and his Florida performance did not disappoint.

Last year, Mullins scored the first GNCC Title for an American-born rider since 2004. This year he appears to be up against stiff overseason competition again, with New Zealand’s Whibley joined by another Kiwi, WMR/KTM’s Rory Mead, who finished a strong third in the XC1 class and fourth in overall time behind Baylor.

Whibley grabbed the $250 Motosport.com Holeshot Award with Mullins close in tow. Whibley established himself early on and set the pace against a varied field of competitors. Riders such as Mullins, Mead, FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell and Florida favorite Garrett Edmisten fought for the lead, but Whibley responded to each challenge.

Lake Wales, Fla. (March 12, 2012) – Tradition is a key component in the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, America’s premiere off-road ATV and motorcycle racing series. This weekend’s ATV season opener, the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Fla., picked up almost exactly where it left off in 2011, as a handful of veterans diced away for the podium position, but this year’s season opener added in a few new factors for 2012.

In true fashion, Maxxis/Yoshimura-backed Chris Borich (SUZ) put a final-lap pass on the remaining front-runners-Chris Bithell and Adam McGil-to take home the first win of the season in the rough, whooped-out Florida sand. Borich, three-time and defending ATV champion, settled into the third position immediately into the two-hour battle, but after tagging a tree with his front bumper, Borich was forced to pull into the pits for some additional tweaking.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome the support of Moose Racing and Parts Unlimited to the U.S. effort at the 2011 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). A U.S. squad of 28 riders will take on the best off-road racers in the world Aug. 8-13 in Kotka-Hamina, Finland.

“Although the race itself is only six days, it takes 365 days and considerable effort by numerous volunteers to make the ISDE program a reality,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Chuck Weir. “Without the support of companies like Moose Racing, Parts Unlimited and others, it wouldn’t be possible. As a brand that represents off-road racing to its core, Moose Racing is a perfect complement to the U.S. team effort.”

As part of their sponsorship, Moose Racing, a Parts Unlimited brand, will provide each member of the U.S. team, including all club team, women’s team, Junior Trophy Team and Trophy Team riders, with a top-of-the-line Expedition Jacket.

“Moose Racing and Parts Unlimited are once again very proud to be an integral part of the U.S. National Team at this year’s ISDE in Finland,” said Moose Racing General Manager Brad Kruckenberg. “For well over a decade, Moose Racing has been sponsoring off-road racing series throughout the U.S., along with the championship teams and racers participating in them. The ISDE represents the pinnacle of achievement for these participants and a reward for their hard work and dedication.

“In addition to outfitting our sponsored riders with the superior gear that Moose Racing has always been known for, this year we wanted to take it up a notch and let the entire team know how proud we are to be associated with all of them,” Kruckenberg added. “Every U.S. team member will be the proud recipient of a Moose Racing Expedition Jacket customized with their name and this year’s ISDE information. It’s just another way for us to give a little something back to those who thrill us with their exceptional abilities week in and week out.”

Moose Racing and Parts Unlimited join Arai, Spectro and Motion Pro as supporters of the U.S. ISDE team.

America’s motorcyclists can help support the U.S. ISDE team, and look good while doing it, by buying an official U.S. ISDE T-Shirt. All proceeds support the massive effort necessary to transport the riders, bikes and crew to and from Finland. To buy a shirt, just visit the AMA’s online store at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > ISDE Team Info > Buy An Official T-Shirt.

For more information on the U.S. ISDE team, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

River Ranch, FL – Charlie Mullins topped a deep field of off-road racers to win the opening round of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Series, the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC, at the Westgate River Ranch Resort near Lake Wales, Florida.

Mullins played his cards just right on the rough and sandy course, staying within striking distance of the leaders for most of the three-hour race, but saving just enough energy for a final push. In the end, a last lap sprint to the finish was more than enough to give the factory KTM rider the “W”.

KTM factory WORCS rider Mike Brown, who was making a rare GNCC appearance, led more laps than anyone in the race, taking the lead on the second lap from defending series champ Josh Strang and holding it until Mullins took the top spot with a last lap pass through a mud hole. Ultimately, Brown settled for second ahead of Chris Bach, who turned some heads by putting his Beta 450 RR on the podium in his first national appearance for American Beta.

River Ranch, FL - Chris Borich took the first step towards adding a third GNCC title to his résumé today by winning the opening round of the 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Series at the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch event, near River Ranch, Florida.

Last year, Borich won 11 of 13 rounds to claim the 2010 title, and this year the Yoshimura Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider picked up right where he left off, using a strong final lap push on the rough and sandy course to take the opening round victory over Ballance Racing Yamaha’s Taylor Kiser and Warnert Racing Can-Am Foremost Insurance’s Chris Bithell.

“This is a good win for us,” said Borich. “We got the lead on the last lap and I put the hammer down and tried to pull a gap. I can’t thank my team enough. For sure, it was a team effort and a good win.”

Morgantown, W. Va. - The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new mobile website at GNCCRacing.com.

Visitors on iPhones, android-based devices, and other web-enabled phones will now be able to access all of the features of the full website, including live timing and scoring, as well as GNCC videos, in a more mobile-friendly format.

“The world has gone mobile, and it’s important to Racer Productions that fans and participants of GNCC Racing are able to access the information they need to follow the series from the convenience of their handheld devices,” said GNCC Event Director Tim Cotter. “The new mobile site makes this a much better experience than before,” Cotter added.

The mobile site will come especially in handy on race weekends, as fans can check out live scoring updates on their favorite rider from their handheld device. For fans that don’t have a web-enabled phone, GNCC Live Laps Texting Service is a way to receive lap-by-lap real-time updates from your favorite GNCC events via text message.

Users simply need to log on to GNCCRacing.com on a web-enabled mobile device to use the new mobile site. Those who prefer to access the full website can turn the mobile site off at the bottom of the screen.

The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off this weekend, March 5-8, with the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week. ATV practice will take place on Saturday and racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.

Morgantown, W.Va. (February 22, 2011) - GNCC Racing is proud to welcome 8-Time Champion Barry Hawk to the 2011 event team. Hawk is the only rider in GNCC history to hold a championship title in both the bike and ATV disciplines.

Hawk will assist with the design and construction of the GNCC courses alongside Trail Boss Jeff Russell and Buren Hamrick.

“Looking forward to working with Barry this year,” said GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “With his experience on both ATV’s and motorcycles, Barry will bring a racer’s perspective to both sides of the GNCC program.”

Barry retired from professional racing in the fall of 2010 after 22 years of involvement in the sport. With 7 ATV Championships under his belt and one on the bike, Hawk has established himself on both sides of the GNCC podium.

“I’m really glad to have the opportunity to stay involved with GNCC Racing since I’ve been a part of it for such a long time. I’m a big fan of the series and I’m happy to be able to give back to the sport I love after all these years of racing,” said the 8-Time Champion.

The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off with the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week March 5-8. ATV practice will take place on Saturday and racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.

Morgantown, W.Va. - The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is pleased to announce that Can-Am will return with their highly popular demo rides for the 2011 season. Can-Am demos will be offered at three rounds of the 13-stop tour, with an additional round featuring display units only.

“We return as title sponsor of one of the greatest off-road racing series in the world, and we return with our demo tour at selected spots in 2011. We enjoy bringing our machines to the GNCC crowds because we appreciate their passion for performance and winning. These are two elements crucial to the Can-Am brand,” said Chaz Rice, Media and Public Relations Manager.

Demo rides will be offered at the Loretta Lynn, Snowshoe and Ironman events, with the addition of display units at Unadilla. Several products from the 2011 Can-Am line will be represented at the demo – featuring the Commander, the Outlander and the Renegade.

The GNCC track crew will construct a course that will showcase the capabilities and characteristics of each machine.

“We’re excited to welcome back Can-Am Demos for another year,” said Jeff Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. “Can-Am always brings out a great setup for their demos and we’re happy to construct a course where people can experience a Can-Am of their choice and really get the most out of it.”

Log on to www.theridesaysitall.com to find out more information on the demo rides.

The first demo ride will be held at the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn’s GNCC in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. April 30 – May 1.

The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off with the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week March 5-8. ATV practice will take place on Saturday and racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.