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GNCC Awards Top Racers and Sponsors at 2012 Banquet

Morgantown, W. Va. (January 14, 2013) - Over the weekend, more than 1200 racers, family members and fans from all over the country came together in Morgantown, W. Va. to celebrate the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country season. The Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center once again provided a stellar setting for this year's GNCC Awards Banquet, as the top ATV racers were honored in front of over 650 people on Friday evening, while over 600 more attended Saturday evening's ceremony to honor bike racers.

Each evening kicked off at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and opening ceremonies. The top 10 racers in each championship class were then honored on stage, in addition to a handful of specialty awards and recognition of series sponsors and supporters. Several thousand dollars worth of contingency awards were distributed to the top 5 finishers in each class and additional door prizes were raffled off to racers throughout the evening. Door prizes included (6) certificates for an FMF PowerCore 4 Slip-on muffler, one free suspension re-valve from Factory Connection, a Leatt chest protector, Leatt GPX neck brace, Leatt Hydration system, and a Moose Racing gear bag.

2012 Specialty Award Winners

ATV Winners

Bike Winners

Rider of the Year: Chris Borich

Rider of the Year: Paul Whibley

4x4 Rider of the Year: Bryan Buckhannon

Youth Rider of the Year: Cody Ruckle

Youth Rider of the Year: Zack Jones

Most Improved Rider: Rory Mead

Most Improved Rider: Emily Wise

Bad Ass Award: Steward Baylor Jr.

Bad Ass Award: Dave Simmons

Rough & Ready Pit Crew: Ranieri Racing

Rough & Ready Pit Crew: Big Nutz Racing

Wiseco Sport Ambassador: KR4 Performance

Wiseco Sport Ambassador: Johnny Gallagher

Award of Media Excellence: Brandon Bolling

Award of Media Excellence: Kenny Hill

Manufacturer's Cup: KTM North America

Sponsor of the Year: Can-Am BRP

State Championship: North Carolina

Manufacturer's Cup: Yamaha Motor Corp.

In Memoriam: Joseph "Buddy" Norton, Kyle Rohan

State Championship: Pennsylvania

In Memoriam: Glen "Jody" Pritchard, Jeff Phillips, Robert "Smitty" Smith


Immediately following the awards portion of the ceremony, musical entertainment was provided by DJ ELO, as GNCC Racers and their families continued the celebration on the dance floor. GNCC also provided a free photo booth from 8-11 p.m. to capture the evening's accolade and video game stations were on site all evening to provide additional entertainment for the kids.

For those racers unable to attend the GNCC Banquet, awards can be obtained by calling Jessica at the Racer Productions office (304) 284-0084. Racers will be responsible for the cost of shipping and handling prior to shipping the award. The 2013 Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off March 10 and 12 in River Ranch, Florida, with the 4th Annual Moose Racing River Ranch GNCC. For more information, please visit

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am 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 1,500 riders through tracks ranging in length from ten to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed and draw talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on NBC Sports Network. For more information, please visit

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