Two new stops added to 13-round series
The schedule for the 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) has been released by Racer Productions. The 13-round GNCC series takes place in eight different states through the eastern half of the United States and has added two new venues to the schedule.
GNCC racing returns March 5 and 6 with the Wild Boar GNCC in Palatka, Fla., situated just one hour from the heart of Daytona’s Bike Week festivities. For the first time ever this race will also play host to the opening round of the six-race UTV championship.
After Florida, the series continues to its first new venue of the season, the Hill Family Farm in Sparta, Ga.
“We are really excited about the new locations for 2016,” said GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “The Hill Family Farm in Georgia promises to be a great addition. The landscape has a little something for everyone, and it will definitely be a popular stop.”
Due to the growth of off-road racing in the South, the GNCC schedule will make a second stop in the Palmetto State with back-to-back rounds in South Carolina. The town of Society Hill and Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve will serve as Round Five of the 13-race series.
“Moree’s Hunting Preserve in South Carolina will also be a great venue. While the scene is new to the GNCC circuit, it’s no stranger to racing,” reported Russell. “The sandy terrain will add yet another challenge to the GNCC season.”
The schedule welcomes back many of its most seasoned venues for 2016, including Steele Creek in Morganton, NC; Big Buck in Union, SC; the Limestone 100 in Springville, Ind.; the John Penton in Millfield, Ohio; Tomahawk in Odessa, NY; West Virginia’s popular Snowshoe GNCC; Unadilla in New Berlin, NY; Masontown, WV’s Mountaineer Run; St. Clairsville, Ohio’s Powerline Park; and the Ironman in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Following the season opener in Florida, the UTV championship will head to South Carolina for Big Buck and Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve, then Ohio’s John Penton and back to Ohio for the penultimate UTV round at Powerline Park. The Side-by-Side championship will conclude with the Ironman season finale in Indiana.
The six-race ATV and Bike Micro 50cc championship will begin at the Hill Family Farm in Sparta, Ga., before heading to North Carolina for their second round at Steele Creek, then to Indiana for the Limestone 100, on to New York for the Tomahawk and Unadilla, then concluding in West Virginia at the Mountaineer Run.
2016 GNCC Series Schedule
|1||March 5-6||Rodman Plantation||Palatka, FL|
|2||March 10-12||Hill Family Farm||Sparta, Ga.|
|3||April 2-3||Steele Creek Campground||Morganton, NC|
|4||April 16-17||Big Buck Farm||Union, SC|
|5||April 30-May 1||Moree’s Sportman’s Preserve||Society Hill, SC|
|6||May 14-15||Lawrence Co Recreational Park||Springville, IN|
|7||May 28-29||Sunday Creek Raceway||Millfield, OH|
|8||June 11-12||Seneca Highland||Odessa, NY|
|9||June 25-26||Snowshoe Mountain Resort||Snowshoe, WV|
|10||September 10-11||Unadilla MX||New Berlin, NY|
|11||September 24-25||Marvin’s Mountain Top||Masontown, WV|
|12||October 1-2||Powerline Park||St. Clairsville, OH|
|13||October 29-30||Ironman Raceway||Crawfordsville, IN|