PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Ass’n and Racer Productions announce that the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis will be an AMA-sanctioned national championship this season.
“American off-road motorcycle competition is stronger when the AMA and the GNCCs work as one, and we’re pleased to partner with Racer Productions to recognize GNCCs as an AMA National Championship Series in 2014,” said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. “Without question, in terms of rider participation and media exposure, the GNCC series is the premier off-road racing series in America. We are proud to see them return as an AMA-sanctioned series, and we look forward to supporting Racer Productions and honoring GNCC class champions with AMA national No. 1 plates in 2014.”
Rita Coombs, who founded the GNCC series with her husband, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Dave Coombs Sr., in 1975, said that she is eager to work with the AMA going forward.
“Our family and the AMA go back to 1972, working together on countless events in both off-road and road, including the Blackwater 100, the Grand National Cross Country Series, the AMA National Dual Sports Series, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships and many more great races,” said Coombs, president of Racer Productions and an AMA Life Member. “Now is the time for the AMA and the GNCC Series to renew our mutual commitment to promoting the sport of motorcycle racing, while showcasing the most prestigious off-road championship in the country. We look forward to many more years of hosting AMA-sanctioned races for our athletes and race teams, and of course all of the fans who follow the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series.”