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GNCC SEASON OPENER

Round one of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized an AMA National Championship, wrapped up on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Union, South Carolina with the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck. While the South Carolina temperatures were mild and sunny, the track conditions were nothing short of brutal for the racers […]

SURVIVING THE IRONMAN: THE FANT FILES

BY TRAVIS FANT We got a chance to ride the 2022 KTM 350XC-F in what turned out to be the most demanding GNCC of the year—the rain-soaked finale in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Dirt Bike videographer Travis Fant volunteered for the duty and came back with some advice for anyone who hopes to survive the worst that […]

2021 GNCC FINALE IRONMAN RACEWAY: CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Once again the close to another year of GNCC is here, the final round of the 2021 racing season was held in Crawfordsville, Indiana at the famed Ironman Raceway. With a record number of racer on hand for the event and the XC1 championship on the line Mother Nature decided to make it interesting with […]

KELLEY VS BAYLOR AT BUCKWHEAT GNCC

The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, concluded its penultimate round of racing on Sunday, October 10, at the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100 in Newburg, West Virginia. Sunday’s weather brought warm, sunny and mostly dry conditions to the track, however, some muddy remnants remained throughout the course for the […]

2021 GNCC ROUND 10 RACE REPORT: BAYLOR & KELLEY BATTLE FOR POINTS

The summer break is officially over and GNCC Racing is back in action with all the championship contenders healthy. When the series went on break Am/Pro Yamaha rider Steward Baylor and Red Bull KTM’s Ben Kelley were in very close points battle and it’s only getting closer. Four points separate the two riders with only […]

BEN KELLEY: KTM’S NEXT BIG THING

Ben Kelley will be KTM’s top man in the 2021 GNCC XC1 Pro class. That’s a position that has been held by Kailub Russell for years, so clearly KTM’s Off-Road Racing Manager Antti Kallonen has a lot of faith in the young New England rider. Travis Fant got together with Ben on what it’s like […]