GNCC ATV Racing
August 1, 2017
Though motorcyclists had been able to show off their racing skills since the early 1900s, ATV riders had to wait a bit longer. Granted, ATVs were not widely manufactured and popularized until the 60s, but it was still a long two decades before a true ATV racing circuit developed. In 1979, the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series was founded. Since its founding, the GNCC series has grown to include 13 races, which run anywhere from eight to twelve miles in length, and require participants to handle a variety of environments at high speeds.
A race may have as many as 1800 competitors, so making it to the finish line is a combination of skill, stamina, good equipment, good ATV tires, and luck. Riders come from all over the world to participate in the series. Currently, races are held in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York.