American Honda’s Red Rider Rewards program will have Suzuki Grand National Cross Country racers on red machines thinking green in 2006.
Honda’s new contingency program is the largest total in the 2006 GNCC Series, with $443,300 available for bikes and $104,975 available for ATVs.
“The motivation is to get more red bikes and red ATVs out there,” says Bill Savino of the Honda Rider’s Club of America. “The more red, the better the dealers feel. We’re expanding on both bikes and ATVs, especially now that we have both the CRF250X and 450X models, and the TRX450R ATV.”
The contingency program covers nearly 50 classes of GNCC Racing, including minicycles in the Youth Series, Utility ATVs and nearly all of the adult bike and ATV classes.
The 2006 Suzuki Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off during Daytona Bike Week with the Orange Crush GNCC in De Leon Springs, Fla., on March 4-7. For more information, visit www.GNCCRacing.com
2005 Suzuki ATV GNCC Series Final Points/Wins
1. Bill Ballance, Yamaha, 288/5 wins
2. Chris Borich, Honda, 251/4 wins
3. William Yokley, Suzuki, 223/2 wins
4. Chris Jenks, Honda, 191/1 win
5. Matt Smiley, Polaris, 180
6. Brandon Ballance, Yamaha, 158
7. Bryan Baker, Honda, 134
8. Andris Lagzdins, Honda, 128
9. Adam McGill, Honda, 118
10. Jeremy Rice, Honda, 116
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