American Honda Offers Over $150,000 in GNCC Contingency for 2009

Morgantown, W. Va. — Long-time GNCC supporter Honda has announced their contingency programs for the 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series. Contingency payout for bikes and ATVs totals $159,575.

While the Honda Red Riders Rewards program focuses primarily on amateur classes, Honda will also pay the XC1 and XC2 pro classes on both bikes and ATVs. For ATV riders, Honda offers $300 to the XC1 Pro and XC2 Pro Am Class winner, $200 for second place and $150 for third.

‘We kind of spread the love around this year,’ said Keith Dowdle, Assistant Manager of Motorcycle Shows and HRCA. ‘We tried to pay a few more classes this year. We expanded the program to include more classes, especially as they relate to the vet classes, +30 and +40 classes. We try to make it a number where it will affect the largest number of customers.’

The Honda program offers contingency from GNCC Youth classes all the way up to the pro ranks on bikes, and covers a variety of ATV classes. For more information, scroll through all of the 2009 GNCC contingency postings at

The 2009 AMA/ATVA Grand National Cross Country Series begins with The Parts Unlimited River Ranch in River Ranch, FL on February 28- March 3. For more information, go to

About GNCC Racing: The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, 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 1,800 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 Saturday and Thursday on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit

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