PICKERINGTON, OH – October 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More American Motorcyclist Association members than ever before competed in the just-concluded 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis. The AMA congratulates series promoter Racer Productions on the successful and historic season.
Tens of thousands of AMA competition members took part in the AMA National Championship series, with nearly 2,300 signing up for the final event alone. The Ironman finale was the largest single GNCC event on record, with 200 more riders than the record-breaking Unadilla GNCC earlier this year. In all, this was the biggest GNCC season in the series’ 40-year history.
“Racers keep coming back to GNCCs for many reasons,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Among those are fairness, professionalism, challenging competition and the desire to be part of something big and meaningful. When you go to a GNCC, whether you are a youth rider, a novice rider or a top rider in the XC1 class, you are treated to a premier experience.
“The AMA thanks and congratulates the entire Racer Productions team for a job well done,” Dingman said.
This has been a memorable year for the GNCC series in many ways. In the XC1 bike class, after winning the title Kailub Russell raced the final two rounds on a KTM 150XC, a small-bore two-stroke. In the XC1 ATV class, the title was decided at the finish line of the final race, with Chris Borich just edging out Walker Fowler for the championship.
On Oct. 17, one of the GNCC Series’ most storied champions, Scott Summers, took his place among the greatest names in motorcycling in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Summers was the first multi-time GNCC champion to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining GNCC founder, Dave Coombs Sr., who passed away in 1998 and was inducted in 2000.
Racer Productions will honor GNCC champions and racers at the GNCC season-ending banquet on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center near the heart of downtown Morgantown, W.Va.
In addition, all GNCC racers who finished in the top three in their class are invited to the 2014 AMA Champions Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The annual AMA Champions Banquet recognizes outstanding performances by racers in all AMA-sanctioned national championship series and events.
For more information about the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis, see www.gnccracing.com. For more information about AMA-sanctioned competition events, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.