Yamaha Expands Support to UTV Racing as Feature Level GNCC Sponsor

Yamaha will play a vital part in supporting the rapidly growing UTV portion of GNCC Racing. -- photo by Ken Hill

Yamaha will play a vital part in supporting the rapidly growing UTV portion of GNCC Racing. photo by Ken Hill

Racer Productions, producer of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce Yamaha Motor Corp., USA as the newest feature level sponsor. Yamaha will play a vital part in supporting the rapidly growing UTV portion of GNCC Racing.

The GNCC track crew will be equipped with 2018 Yamaha Grizzly ATVs to properly assist racers on the course, in addition to preparing each facility for race weekends. GNCC racers will also be able to test out the hottest Yamaha machines throughout the season through the demo ride program at three different rounds, starting with the opening round at Big Buck.

Racer TV will also partner with Yamaha to produce the “Yamaha GNCC Racing Rewind” which will highlight the most intense UTV Racing action from each of the six UTV rounds.


yamaha_250“We’re excited and proud to be on board as a 2018 GNCC sponsor,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS Marketing Manager.  “The series features some of the toughest, most competitive racing in the world, ultimately providing the perfect showcase for the Proven Off-Road Yamaha YXZ1000R and YFZ450R, both of which enter this year’s GNCC first round proudly displaying the number 1 plate in their respective premiere UCX1 and XC1 classes.  Their unique combination of performance and durability draw the attention of racers looking to secure championships, and we look forward to continued success for our bLU cRU racers and all Yamaha competitors in 2018.”

“We are proud to continue our long relationship that goes as far back as the early 80’s in off-road racing with Yamaha,” said Tim Cotter, GNCC Event Director. “The Yamaha name is synonymous with quality and has been a long-time staple in GNCC Racing in many aspects. We cannot thank Yamaha enough for their increased support of GNCC Racing and the special emphasis on UTV racing.” 

For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.

About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

How to Watch:
Racer TV and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are the official homes for coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opening Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina to the finale at Ironman Raceway in Indiana, will air in 30-minue; taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event, in addition to the six UTV rounds. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/.

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