GNCC Schedule Update

Press Release | September 3, 2020

September 4, 2020 Update

Burr Oaks Added To GNCC Schedule

Earlier this month, the Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the location of the 10th round of the GNCC Racing Series, notified race promoters that due to Covid concerns, it will not be able to host the Snowshoe GNCC scheduled for September 26-27. Accordingly, the September race has been moved to Millfield, Ohio, for the Burr Oaks GNCC. This is the same location as the John Penton GNCC, previously held on June 27-28.

Burr Oaks Added To GNCC Schedule
The Burr Oaks GNCC in Millfield, Ohio, is the new replacement round for the September 26-27 Snowshoe round.

The remaining GNCC rounds are as follows:

Sept 12-13 (Rnd 9) Mountaineer Beckley, WV
Sept 26-27 (Rnd 10) Burr Oaks Millfield, OH
Oct 10-11 (Rnd 11) Mason-Dixon Taylortown, PA
Oct 24-25 (Rnd 12) Ironman Crawfordsville, IN
Nov 7-8 (Rnd 13) TBA

 

August 13, 2020 Update

Snowshoe GNCC Canceled For 2020 Season

New Venue to be Announced For September 26 and 27

Kailub Russell won the Snowshoe GNCC
Kailub Russell  at the 2018 Snowshow GNCC. Photo: Ken Hill

The following is a press release from GNCC…

Morgantown, WV (August 12, 2020) – Racer Productions, Inc., producers for the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is saddened to announce that the 2020 Snowshoe GNCC event along with Yamaha’s GNCC University has been canceled. These events will not be rescheduled for the current season. However, a new location will be announced for racing on September 26 and 27 at a later date.

“We are very disappointed to have to make this decision, but together with Snowshoe’s senior leadership team we have determined that we cannot safely conduct the event in 2020,” said GNCC Event Director Tim Cotter.

Cotter continued, “the Snowshoe event is much different than any other GNCC involving many areas in which we cannot social distance. The Snowshoe Village and Monster concerts have been iconic, and attract thousands of people confined in a small area. In addition the Snowshoe event requires the use of several mass transit mechanisms such as buses and ski lifts, of which would be nearly impossible to sanitize.”

Snowshoe released in a statement on August 12, 2020:

“Due to the continuously evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the GNCC and GNCC University events scheduled for September 24-27. We value our partnership with Racer Productions and thank everyone for their support of this fantastic event over the years. We look forward to hosting it again in the summer of 2021. For GNCC guests with reservations on the books, our travel planners will be reaching out directly.”

Guests will be contacted by a Snowshoe Travel Planner, and will be able to receive a full refund, including fees associated with the Yamaha GNCC University. If you rented from a third-party, you will need to contact your relator for cancellation.

The Series will resume from its summer break at The Mountaineer in Beckley, West Virginia on September 12 and 13.

GNCC Racing continues to urge the sick and the vulnerable (the elderly and those with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems) to avoid large events and public gatherings, including GNCC events. GNCC Racing will comply with restrictions imposed by federal, state and local authorities, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the World Health Organization (“WHO”) regarding this matter.

In the meantime, GNCC reminds its racing family to use common sense: 1) wash your hands often; 2) avoid shaking hands or coming into close personal contact with others; 3) if you are sick, stay home; 4) if you are really sick, go to the hospital; and 5) don’t panic. Until further notice, autograph sessions with riders are suspended. Additional hand-washing stations will be onsite at all events.

The health, safety and welfare of our riders, teams and fans remains paramount, and we will keep our race community apprised of all further developments.

For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com

Dates and locations for rounds seven and eight are scheduled:

Round seven of the GNCC Racing series is scheduled for the weekend of June 27-28 at the John Penton in Millville, Ohio and round eight is scheduled for the weekend of July 11-12 at the Hoosier GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

John Penton GNCC Results 2019
Thad Duval celebrates his win at the 2019 John Penton GNCC in Ohio. Photo: Ken Hill

The dates and locations of the remaining rounds are as follows:

June 13-14 High Point, Mt. Morris, PA
June 27-28 The John Penton, Millville, OH
July 11-12 Hoosier, Crawfordsville, IN
Sept 12-13 Mountaineer, Beckley, WV
Sept 26-27 Snowshoe, WV
Oct 10-11 Mathews Farm, Taylortown, PA
Oct 24-25 Ironman, Crawfordsville, IN
Nov 7-8 TBA

 

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