The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series will go pink at the season-ending Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Ill. on Oct. 26-27 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 10,000 spectators are expected to attend the race.
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.
GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourages riders to run pink backgrounds, available via PowerSports GrafX at ridepg.com. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation, and a full set of front and side backgrounds retails for $69.95, and includes a $10 donation.
Ridepg.com will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $1 donation. Pink wristbands will also be sold at the track for a $1 donation. Donations will go to the FAITH Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for those affected by breast cancer-serving as a breast cancer resource for Montgomery County.
The race facility will be adorned in pink, including a special pink podium backdrop. The backdrop will be autographed by each podium finisher during the weekend and auctioned off, with proceeds going to FAITH Alliance. Additionally, pink-themed trophies, awards, t-shirts and plaques will ensure a memorable scene for all. Racers and spectators can get in on the fun by bringing and wearing pink clothes, riding gear, graphics and other decorations.
Spectator passes are $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday, the youth division races at 8 a.m., amateurs race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. The final round of Side-by-Side racing will take place at 4:30 p.m., following the ATVs on Saturday afternoon.
The 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Oct. 12-13 for the penultimate round of racing – the ITP Powerline Park GNCC.