GBC Motorsports Gearing Up
for Heartland Challenge
GBC Heartland Challenge
August 18-19th in Carlisle, Iowa
Anaheim, CA (8/4/2017)
- The 10th Annual GBC Motorsports Heartland
Challenge is fast approaching, and racers and
spectators alike are busy preparing for “The Most
Challenging ATV/SXS Race in America!” This extreme
endurance competition set in Carlisle, Iowa pits
racers from across the country against one another
with all eyes set on the coveted corn cob trophy,
cash prizes, and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
The action begins on Friday, August 18th as competitors
and spectators arrive and prepare for the ultimate
showdown to test both racer and machine. (The
event grounds will be open on Thursday the 17th
for those wishing to arrive early.) As all in
attendance get settled in on Friday, racers will
go through tech inspection and make final adjustments
to their ATVs and SXSs. The afternoon is highlighted
by GBC’s BBQ dinner, a chance to bring everyone
together in celebration before the competitors
are thrust onto the battlefield.
Then it’s time for the day’s main events. The
1.5-hour ACE Challenge will kick off the racing
action as the single-seaters make their way through
the diverse terrain of the Heartland Challenge
course. As the sun begins to settle in the sky,
the SXS competitors will line up to embark on
a 4-hour journey around the course. This race
runs into the night time hours, and the transition
from light to dark makes for interesting spectating
as the sounds of engines are marked only by the
bright lights of each SXS.
Saturday morning comes quickly with the Youth
ATV riders lining up bright and early at 7am for
a rider’s meeting, with the race kicking off at
8am. Three hours later the Youth ATV Challenge
will come to a close and class champions will
be crowned. Then, the pre-race rider’s meeting
and final preparations for the 10-hour Adult ATV
Like the SXS race, this event will begin during
the day and run into the night, providing an extra
element that riders will need to deal with as
they fight to overcome fatigue and stay focused
on the race. New this year is the addition of
the Wonder Woman class, a solo class for female
riders in the same format as the Ironman class.
Competitors in these two classes will be solely
responsible for piloting their vehicles through
the entirety of the 10-hour race, the ultimate
test of willpower, endurance and mental fortitude.
At the end of it all, the party begins as class
winners are awarded their corn cob trophies, cash
prizes, and the rights to their title as class
The winners of the pre-registration tire giveaway
will receive their prizes during the weekend's
activities. Last year, GBC Motorsports awarded
the winner with a set of their all-new Ground
Buster III tires. This year, three separate winners
will be awarded their choice of a set of ATV/SXS
tires, trailer tires, or light truck tires.
Class Payout Class Payout
Pro 4x4 $3,500
Wonder Woman $500
UTV Open $3,000
UTV 1000 $2,000
UTV 900 $1,500
UTV 800 $1,000
Ace and Youth class winners will receive
Schoolboy $500 Youth 90cc Prod
Youth 90cc Stock
Youth 70cc Prod
Youth 50cc Prod
GBC Motorsports is offering their GBC Bucks contingency
program, which rewards top finishing racers that
run GBC Motorsports tires at the Heartland Challenge.
Racers can earn GBC Bucks, which can then be applied
towards the purchase of new tires from GBC Motorsports.
Learn more about the program on the website and
click here to download the form.
For more information about the 2017 GBC Motorsports
Heartland Challenge, including classes, payouts,
entry fees, event schedule, complete event rules
and registration visit www.heartlandchallenge.com.
Learn more about GBC’s full line of ATV and SXS
tires at www.gbcmotorsports.com
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