By: GNCC Racing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 6, 2015) – In just under a month’s time, the 2015 GNCC AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, will descend upon Crawfordsville, Ind., for the 21st Annual Ironman GNCC. On Oct.r 31 and Nov. 1, Ironman Raceway will play host to the GNCC season finale, which has once again been deemed a “pink race” in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of Ironman’s pink-effort is to raise awareness and funds locally for breast cancer care and research, while also bringing the GNCC Racing community together for a cause that transcends racing. The pink livery will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills and mud of the iconic Ironman GNCC.
GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourages riders to run pink backgrounds, available via Powersport Grafx. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation; however, this year a full set of front and side backgrounds will retail for a reduced price of $59.95 and includes a $10 donation. In addition, each order includes one free mini plate.
RidePG.com will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $1 donation. Donations will go to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mammogram examinations. A recent partnership with Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) has allowed MCFC to continue to provide support for those affected by breast cancer. MCCF will match 50 cents to every dollar that is raised throughout the event.
The race facility will be adorned in pink, including a special pink podium backdrop. The backdrop will be autographed by each podium finisher during the weekend and auctioned off, with proceeds going to the MCFC. Additionally, pink-themed trophies, awards, t-shirts and plaques will ensure a memorable scene for all. Racers and spectators can get in on the fun by bringing and wearing pink clothes, riding gear, graphics and other decorations.
The GNCC Trick-or-Treat for the kids makes its return for the Ironman GNCC on Saturday evening, Oct. 31. Candy will be located at rider registration, vendor row and the amateur pits, so bring your best costumes and enjoy the holiday festivities. Anyone interested in passing out candy may come to rider registration and receive balloons to post at your location informing all trick-or-treaters that you are open for business.
Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full weekend and $10 for kids ages 6-11. Children five and under are free. All admission includes pro pit access. On both Saturday and Sunday, the youth division races are at 8 a.m., amateurs race at 10 a.m. and the top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. The final round of Side-by-Side racing will take place at 4:30 p.m., following the ATVs on Saturday afternoon.
The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues Oct. 17 and 18 with the penultimate round of the 2015 season with the ITP Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio.