Morgantown, WV – After months of searching, Racer Productions has found the perfect new venue for round 11 of the 2005 Suzuki Grand National Cross Country ATV Series. The new Yadkin Valley Stomp GNCC in Yadkinville, NC, will replace the Spartan GNCC in Kentucky on the weekend of September 10 and 11.
“Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict with a car race at nearby Kentucky Speedway prevented us from racing in Sparta this year,” says GNCC Trail Boss Jeff Russell. “But we’ve found a great new fit in North Carolina.”
The Yadkinville ATV race takes place in the heart of North Carolina wine country, and the track provides easy access off of I-79 near Winston-Salem.
“We’re so excited to have GNCC ATV Racing at our track,” says track owner Marc Welburn. “I’ve worked with Jeff and his crew at other GNCC ATV events, and I understand what it takes to make a GNCC work. This is going to be a full-time job for me over the next two months.”
The new track promises great trails and plenty of parking for the over 1000 riders expected to compete in the event. The local chamber of commerce is excited at the economic benefits a GNCC will have on the community. The Yadkin Valley is quickly developing some of the nation’s premier wineries, even garnering the nickname “Little Napa Valley.”
“It’s coming, and we’re right at the heart of it,” sys Welburn. “The chamber of commerce hopes to offer packages to racers so they can visit wine country and learn more about the town while they are here to race.”
Indeed, even the event’s name, Stomp, comes from the age-old practice of stomping on grapes to create wine.
The Yadkin Valley Stomp GNCC will feature GNCC Racing in all classes, including an additional round of the new GNCC Youth ATV Series. All ATV racing and GNCC Youth Bike Racing will take place on Saturday, September 10. Bike racing will take place on Sunday, September 11.
To get the track, take I-77 to Exit 73A in North Carolina to Highway 421 South. Follow Highway 421 for 10 miles to Exit 256: Unifi Industrial Road. Follow the exit road for 1.2 miles, at the end of road, turn right on old Rte. 421. Go 2/10 mile, turn left on Myers Rd. Follow Myers for one mile, and the race track is on left.
The AMA-sanctioned Suzuki Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races lead as many as 1500 riders through tracks ranging from eight to twelve miles in length. With varied terrain including hills, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC featured sponsors include Parts Unlimited, Moose, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Klotz, FMF and ITP, and riders compete for over $2.4 million in series prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors include Moose Utility Division, Scott, Alpinestars, Öhlins, Cometic, Outerwears, Race Tools, Twin Air, SFB Racing, Thor, Motion Pro, MotoTee’s, Warrior and Laeger’s. Media Sponsors include Dirt Rider Magazine, ATV Sport Magazine and Racer X Illustrated. For more information log on to GNCCRacing.com. Or ATV.INFO