Published on September 29th, 2011 | by Joe0
Amsoil Ironman GNCC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
GNCC teams up with local community for a weekend to remember
Morgantown, W. Va. (September 28, 2011) – In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, America’s largest off-road racing series – the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country tour will once again add a pink theme to this year’s Amsoil Ironman GNCC.
With nearly 1500 dirt bike and ATV competitors expected, the race will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer care and research, while also serving as a way for the GNCC Racing community to come together for a cause greater than racing. The pink livery will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills and mud of the Ironman, which takes place October 22 and 23 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, just an hour west of Indianapolis.
GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourage riders to run pink backgrounds, available via PowerSports GrafX at ridepg.com. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation, and a full set of front and side backgrounds retails for $69.95, and includes a $10 donation.
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, 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 1,500 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. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.