Despite many on the west coast (somehow) believing that desert racing is, was and always has been the end all/be all primarily due to geographical realities (ditto in the east concerning their favorites) the GNCC UTV series was the average UTV owner's true connection with racing not to mention average racers. I find it fascinating in this age of social media addiction that few UTV owners seem wiling to reflect on the ground breaking series itself or why it was ended at inarguably the very pinnacle of UTV popularity. For a clue, consider the following from UTVUG member dnf736 (Edit: Please remove this link if not appropriate as i found the original thread myself): https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/GNCC-drops-UTVs,1346197?page=1 Per Davey Coombs who is heavily involved in the US Motocross Series, the GNCC series and the MXoN when it comes to America. "...It was a combination of things, many of which were correctly mentioned above (spectator getting hit, cars catching fire), including the changing insurance market. But in the whole big scheme of things we produce motorcycle- and ATV-events, and a UTV is much more like a small car than a dirt bike. They really didn't fit well with all that we do on any given weekend GNCC. Electric Assist mountain bikes, on the other hand, are much more like a motorcycle than a car and fit well with our existing disciplines and the way a whole GNCC is produced with the spectators often able to roam the courses and woods...." The silence surrounding the death of this series 2 1/2 months after its passing coupled with an apparent "who cares” attitude amongst a UTV “community” which evidently does not exist will unfortunately define this sport for a long time. I can accept the fact that UTVs might well belong on closed courses. This upcoming reality will be due to the obvious well documented neglect of organizers or more accurately the refusal of fans to police themselves which other countries have already proved to be an impossible expectation. Everyone accepted and refused to change these realities a long time ago and the GNCC simply had too much to lose as other series certainly do to ignore them any longer. If and when(?) any UTV desert racing series suffers the same fate it will be due to the collective yawns heard since September of 2018 when the death of the GNCC series couldn’t even generate an intelligent conversation or two involving the future of off road type racing and its obvious positive impact on the sport. Sad.