The following is from Racer Productions, regarding FMF Racing’s sponsorship renewal for the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class in the 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC):
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 18, 2018)–Racer Productions, producer of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce the return of FMF Racing as the title sponsor for the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class.
The inaugural season of the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class witnessed intense racing action between former GNCC champions, including top international talent, ultimately crowning United Kingdom’s Jason Thomas as the National Champion. Now in its second year, the class is expected to expand with the help of FMF Racing.
“FMF Racing continues to support the off-road community and it’s important for our brand to align with the GNCC series for over 20 years as the official exhaust,” said FMF Marketing Director, Don Emler Jr. “With the XC3 class now heading into its second year we are pleased to step up to offer title sponsorship for such a great 2-stroke series. FMF was founded on 2-strokes 45 years ago and this is a major heartbeat for our company. The sound, the smell, the feeling you get when riding a 2-stroke is amazing!”
The FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class class not only houses the growing amount of 125 two-stroke machines in off-road racing, but also serves as a transitioning step for younger riders who are up-and-coming, as well as riders in the more senior part of their career looking to compete at an elite level.
“We are extremely proud to have FMF back on board as the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class sponsor,” said GNCC Event Director, Tim Cotter. “Having a premier class sponsored by a brand as popular as FMF not only brings prestige to the FMF XC3 class, but also to the entire GNCC Racing Nation.”
FMF’s support will allow for a $13,000 purse exclusively for the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class. In addition, OEM contingency is expected to return and will be announced as it becomes available. Wiseco will once again provide a $100 holeshot award.
GNCC Racing kicks off at the 22nd Annual Maxxis Big Buck GNCC in Union, South Carolina, the weekend of February 24 and 25.
For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
About FMF Racing
Owner and founder Don Emler started FMF Racing in 1973. Don’s vision was to provide the top level US racing equipment at the grass roots level. FMF was formed in Don’s garage and is still located in Southern California in a 100,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility. FMF’s goal is simple; design and manufacture the world’s best performance exhaust 100% in the USA under one roof.
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL 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 2,400 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. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com.
How to Watch
Racer TV and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are the official homes for coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opening Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina to the finale at Ironman Raceway in Indiana, will air in 30-minue; taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event, in addition to the six UTV rounds.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the American Motorcyclist Association is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling.