2012 GNCC Racing Side-by-Side Schedule Announced

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
William Yokley GNCC UTV Racing

After revealing the full ATV Series Schedule earlier this week, officials have announced the Side-by-Side (UTV) racing schedule for the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. The six-round UTV series kicks off Saturday, Mar. 17 in Washington, Ga. at The General GNCC and wraps up Saturday, Oct. 20 at the crowd favorite Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Ind.

UTVs compete for one hour on a specially designed course throughout the woods at select GNCC events during the season. UTV competition begins at 4:30 p.m., following the ATV racing program on Saturday afternoon.

“The 2012 UTV schedule is fairly similar to what we ran last season,” says GNCC Trail Boss, Jeff Russell. “By adding the new West Virginia round and John Penton, the UTV schedule is evenly spread throughout the GNCC season and gives competitors time in between rounds to prepare their machines.”

In addition to the two new locations for 2012, UTV racers will return to series favorites such as The General, Big Buck, Powerline Park and Ironman. As part of GNCC Racing’s RacerTV package, highlights of Side-by-Side racing will air on NBC Sports in 2012. Exact air times for RacerTV ‘s coverage of GNCC Racing on NBC Sports will be available after the first of the year.

2012 Can-Am GNCC Series Schedule
RoundRace DatesEventLocation
Round 1March 17-18The GeneralAonia Pass, GA
Round 2April 14-15Big BuckUnion, SC
Round 3May 26-27BuckwheatMasontown, WV
Round 4July 7-8John PentonMillfield, OH
Round 5Oct 6-7Powerline ParkSt. Clairsville, OH
Round 6Oct 20-21IronmanCrawfordsville, IN
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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