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GNCC Races From Snowshoe Conclude Day One With ATV Event

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If you've ever been to Snowshoe Mountain Resort then you already know the pure beauty that comes with it.

But on Saturday the mountain was turned upside down as the sound of revving engines invaded the resort as part of the G-N-C-C Racing Series.

Thousands of spectators and riders climbed the mountain to be a part of the eighth stop along the GNCC Racing tour.

The ATV races kicked off on Saturday afternoon and talking to the racers on Friday they said the track at Snowshoe may be the most challenging among the 13 they visit throughout the summer.

Snowshoe President Frank DeBerry says his staff has worked tirelessly to make it the toughest track in the nation. But also says they've worked especially hard to make it one of the most premier destinations along the tour.

"Most of the tour stops that these guys have are about the race and just the race," Snowshoe President Frank DeBerry said. "They're out in the field camping and they're here just for that hardcore race. This is a chance for them to turn that race into a vacation. So everybody loves it when they come up."

On Sunday the event will conclude as some of the most elite motocross racers get on their bikes and look to conquer the 20 mile course.

However Saturday's action was followed by a special concert by country music star Craig Morgan. But believe it or not, Morgan wasn't the only star in attendance over the weekend.

Miss West Virginia Spenser Wempe was also on hand. She says it was her first time visiting the Resort and couldn't believe the turnout for the event.

"The race organization works really well with the VA and that's how they pulled me in to this. I get to welcome everybody to West Virginia which is cool," Miss West Virginia Spenser Wempe said. "It's my first time to Snowshoe which is awesome too. This event is just huge and people from all over the world are coming here to compete and it's incredible. I had no idea what the world of motocross was like."