MORGANTOWN, W.Va (March 5, 2019) – The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, welcomes Monster Energy Factory Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC. Plessinger was a four-time Youth GNCC Champion and the 2018 250 Class Pro Motocross and 250SX West Region Champion. 

Plessinger will be onsite Sunday for the Wild Boar GNCC motorcycle racing after running in the Daytona Supercross on Saturday evening. Plessinger will be aiming to talk to the youth motorcycle racers as they complete the 8 a.m. youth race and during their podium celebrations, while he will also take part in the 11 a.m. autograph session on bike pro row signing special limited edition posters. Throughout the day Plessinger will be in the facility bench racing with racers and fans, and even helping out RacerTV with their GNCC LIVE coverage.

Aaron Plessinger is set to serve as the 2019 Wild Boar GNCC Grand Marshal.
Aaron Plessinger is set to serve as the 2019 Wild Boar GNCC Grand Marshal.– Octopi Media

“I am really excited to be the Grand Marshal of this event,” said Aaron Plessinger. “I have so many great memories of my time in this series and many of the skills I learned then, I use today! I am looking forward to seeing some friends and past competitors as well as cheering on all the bLU cRU riders.” 

Plessinger has a rich background in GNCC Racing. His father, Scott Plessinger, earned the 1994 and 1995 GNCC National Championships and sits seventh on the Bike Overall Wins list. Plessinger grew up racing the GNCC series and earned four youth championships; 2006-65cc (7-9), 2007-85cc (7-11), 2008-85cc (7-11), and 2009-Super Mini (12-13).

After switching his focus to motocross and supercross racing, Plessinger still found time to attend select GNCC events. In 2011, Plessinger headed to Florida’s River Ranch GNCC and Steele Creek GNCC earning the overall amateur award at each race. In 2012, he would head to Georgia for The General GNCC and another stop at Steele Creek, again earning the amateur overall award at both. 

Coming back in 2013, Plessinger found himself in the XC2 class and at Steele Creek he took his first class win and finished an amazing fourth overall in a hard-fought battle to the finish with 2012 XC2 class champion, Jason Thomas. Plessinger’s 2013 victory can be seen in the original television episode, now available from RacerTV. Plessinger is currently competing in his rookie 450 class season where he is sitting eighth in the supercross points standings. 

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 GNCC Racing

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized 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. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About eMTB Racing

The Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship brings off-road racing and pedal-assist or electric bicycles together for an eight-round championship produced by Racer Productions. Much like a typical cross-country racing event, these races feature varied terrain featuring hills, rocks, roots, and more but are limited to electric, or pedal assist model mountain bikes only. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.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-minute, taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA 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. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.