January 30th, 2018 – Boucherville, Quebec, Canada – Elka Suspension Inc. is announcing its supported team riders for the 2019 season of the GNCC Racing Championship series. Virtually all Elka team riders from last year return for this upcoming season with the addition of several high-profile new team members to the brand’s roster.
The company is once again working with its long-time partners Impact Solutions and Elka Service Center to provide on-site race support at select national-level events. New for 2019, Elka has also integrated those partners within its amateur-level sponsorship program for an even more personalized experience for deserving local racers.
Elka and Impact Solutions have aligned a team of All-Stars to succeed in the XC1 Pro ATV class of the popular cross-country series. With a second place overall in the 2018 championship, #2 Jarrod McClure once again relies on Elka to put his Honda TRX450R on the podium in 2019:
« I ride ELKA because they are a proven simple design that just flat out works. Don’t over complicate your life by running air, these shocks are super easy to tune and can make anyone go faster! Stay simple, ride ELKA and win races. » – said McClure.
A new addition to the Elka team this year is #4 Brycen Neal aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R quad:
« I am so excited to be joining the Elka family for 2019 and beyond! The first time that I hopped on my Elka Suspension shocks, I fell in love. Looking forward to having a solid year and putting these shocks on the box! » – said Neal.
Both Top 5 racers will be working closely with Impact Solutions to further improve their setup and gain additional speed in the quest for a Championship:
« Impact Solutions is very happy to be working with top notch riders, it is an honor to work so closely with high-caliber riders such as them. We really look forward to contribute to their success in 2019 and beyond. » – said Casey Greek from Impact Solutions.
Elka is also proudly supporting numerous amateur racers every year, across all categories. Interested racers can still apply for sponsorship via Elka’s web site until March 30th, 2019.
« Our company has deep roots in GNCC racing since its beginning in 2000. The series is a great proving ground for our products. Everything we’ve learned with XC racing directly translates to the general consumer looking for the best suspension for recreational riding or racing. » – said Martin Lamoureux, President.