Three new locations in 2011
Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, has announced the schedule for the 13-round 2011 GNCC racing tour. While the dates for the events were announced previously, the series locations are now available, including the announcement of several new facilities.
The Indy 100 GNCC in Gosport, Ind. joins the tour for the first time on May 14-15, and the Rock Run GNCC in Altoona, Penn. debuts on May 28-29. The location for one other GNCC round, on Sept. 24-25, will be announced shortly. GNCC officials are currently exploring venues in the Northern Pennsylvania or Western New York region.
“We’re excited to head to these new locations, as well as our existing tracks,” says GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “Indiana and Pennsylvania have a long history in this series and we expect plenty of fans to come and cheer the racers, and plenty of racers to enjoy these new tracks.”
The Antoona, Penn. race will effectively replace the Somerset, Penn. round that ran in 2010, as the two locations are within about 20 miles of each other. The Gosport, Ind. race hopes to capitalize on the popularity of the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Ind., which is usually one of the biggest events of the year.
The series once again opens with the River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Fla. As part of the annual Daytona Bike Week schedule, ATVs will practice on Sat., Mar. 5 and race on Sun., Mar. 6. Bikes will practice on Mon., Mar. 7 and race on Tue., Mar. 8.
The 2011 season will also see continued coverage of the GNCC series on Versus Network, marking the tour’s 11th season airing on cable television.
|2011 Can-Am GNCC Series Schedule|
|Rd 1||March 5-8||West Gate River Ranch GNCC||River Ranch, FL|
|Rd 2||March 12-13||The General GNCC||Washington, GA|
|Rd 3||March 26-27||Steele Creek GNCC||Morganton, NC|
|Rd 4||April 9-10||Big Buck GNCC||Union, SC|
|Rd 5||April 30-May 1||Loretta Lynn’s GNCC||Hurricane Mills, TN|
|Rd 6||May 14-15||Indy 100 GNCC||Gosport, IN|
|Rd 7||May 28-29||Rock Run GNCC||Altoona, PA|
|Rd 8||June 25-26||Snowshoe GNCC||Snowshoe, WV|
|Rd 9||July 9-10||The John Penton GNCC||Millfield, OH|
|Rd 10||September 10-11||Unadilla GNCC||New Berlin, NY|
|Rd 11||September 24-25||TBA||TBA|
|Rd 12||October 8-9||Power Line Park GNCC||St. Clairsville, OH|
|Rd 13||October 22-23||The Ironman GNCC||Crawfordsville, IN|