Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Hits the Rock Crusher FGSE

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Rock Crusher Full Gas Sprint Enduro

Tayla Jones raced her Husqvarna TC125 and broke into the top-10 overall at the Rocky Crusher Sprint Enduro.

Tayla Jones raced her Husqvarna TC125 and broke into the top-10 overall at the Rocky Crusher Sprint Enduro.

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. (October 23, 2017) – The Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro (FGSE) series, presented by PRI Powersports Insurance, continued this past weekend, October 21 and 22, with the Rock Crusher Sprint Enduro. The unique property featured part of the track in North Carolina and the other in Georgia, while boasting perfect racing conditions for Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna team members who took part in the penultimate round.

With the Women’s Pro championship already in hand, Tayla Jones elected to change up her program and race her Husqvarna TC125. Jones won 10 of the 12 tests and took her eighth win of the season 58-seconds ahead of her closest competition. Jones had set a goal for herself at the beginning of the season to place inside the top-10. After sitting in 11th at the conclusion of Saturday, Jones pushed even harder on Sunday and can now mark that goal off her list with a tenth overall placement.

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“I love racing the Full Gas Sprint Enduros,” said Jones. “It was a good weekend at the Rock Crusher Farm with some sweet tracks that were exceptionally fun on my Husqvarna TC125. I got another win in the women’s pro class an I am pumped to finally crack top-10 with tenth overall! Thank you to all of my awesome sponsors!”

                         Tayla Jones celebrates another Women's Pro victory on the podium.

                         Tayla Jones celebrates another Women's Pro victory on the podium.

Chase Sweda raced a 2017 Husqvarna FC250 this past weekend at the Rock Crusher Sprint Enduro.

Chase Sweda raced a 2017 Husqvarna FC250 this past weekend at the Rock Crusher Sprint Enduro.

Chase Sweda also switched up bikes and ran a 2017 Husqvarna FC250 this past weekend at the Rock Crusher Sprint Enduro. Sweda won three tests throught the course of the weekend, and never finished outside of the top-five. Sweda raced his way to third – his best finish to date – and accredits his win to the power and feel of his new ride.

Maximo Gutierrez suffered a ankle injury on Sunday and was forced to drop out of the race.

Maximo Gutierrez suffered a ankle injury on Sunday and was forced to drop out of the race.

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Unfortunately, Maximo Gutierrez hurt his ankle in one of the tests on Sunday forcing him to drop out of the event early. His impressive results from Saturday allowed him to salvage fifth place in the Juniors 12-17 class.

KR4 Performance Team Results:

  • Tayla Jones – Women’s Pro – 1st
  • Chase Sweda – Lites B – 3rd
  • Maximo Gutierrez – Juniors 12-17 – 5th

Next FGSE Event: Round 9 – Union, South Carolina – November 11-12, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team resumes racing this weekend with the season finale Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana. FGSE action picks back up in three weeks, November 11 and 12, with the Big Buck Sprint Enduro in Union, South Carolina.

“Next weekend we head to the final round of the season at the Ironman GNCC where Grant Baylor, Tayla Jones and Hunter Neuwirth will battle and wrap up the series,” said KR4 President Frank Keegan. “Thank you to all our sponsors for the support this year and we look forward to seeing you at the biggest GNCC this weekend!”


About KR4 Performance

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report Zink Ranch National Enduro

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Zink Ranch National Enduro

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Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Zink Ranch National Enduro

SAND SPRINGS, O.K. (October 17, 2017) – Grant Baylor raced his way to second overall at this weekend’s John Zink Ranch National Enduro in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Rain showers over Saturday night made for slick conditions in the morning and Grant Baylor struggled through the first test, starting the day outside the top ten.

Baylor quickly turned his day around winning test three, and finishing every other test in a podium position. Just before the end of the day, Baylor passed Duvall to claim second overall, narrowly missing out on first by 14 seconds. Baylor’s finish also helped him solidify his third place overall standing in the national championship chase.

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“The day was pretty intense with Stew [Baylor], Thad [Duvall] and myself changing positions in almost every test,” said Baylor. “It came down to the last test where I managed to edge past Thad for second just three seconds separating us in the end. I’m pretty happy to get two second place finishes in a row and lock up third in points for the year with one round remaining.”

Chase Sweda raced his way to seventh in B 250. Maximo Gutierrez found success on the rocky and tight trails, winning the 200 C class. Gutierrez sits second in the title chase by only 25 points as the series winds down. Ambrocio Gutierrez placed inside the top ten with ninth in the highly-competitive 40+ B division.

KR4 Performance Team Results:

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Zink Ranch is Hope of the 1994 ISDE 

  • Grant Baylor – Pro – 2nd
  • Chase Sweda – B 250 – 7th
  • Ambrocio Gutierrez – B 40+ – 9th
  • Maximo Gutierrez – C 200 – 1st

Next NEPG Event: Round 9 – Stanton, AL – November 5, 2017

The season finale Gobbler Getter NEPG is slated for Sunday, November 5 in Stanton, Alabama. The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team will converge in Young Harris, Georgia this coming weekend for the Rock Crusher Full Gas Sprint Enduro (FGSE).


About the AMA National Enduro Series 

Enduros are one of the oldest forms of motorcycle competition. Run on a challenging route that includes wooded and desert terrain, more difficult "test" sections are connected with roads, fire roads or easy two-track trail. The Enduros are one of the most thrilling and fulfilling forms of motorsports competition. The discipline's top riders compete in the AMA National Enduro Championship Series. Find out more at www.nationalenduro.com.


About KR4 Performance 

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program 

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

Rocky Mountain ATV/KR4/Husqvarna Team Hits Powerline Park GNCC

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Powerline Park GNCC

Hunter Neuwirth takes on the infamous creek jump at the Powerline Park GNCC. - Photo - Ken Hill

Hunter Neuwirth takes on the infamous creek jump at the Powerline Park GNCC. - Photo - Ken Hill

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, O.H. (October 9, 2017) – The penultimate round of the 2017 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, took place this past weekend in St. Clairsville, Ohio. With completely different conditions from the previous round, the Powerline Park GNCC was a muddy mess and challenged the riders to bring out their best skills to get through the slick Ohio race track.

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Grant Baylor had an excellent race from the beginning where he pulled the holeshot and led the way into the woods. Baylor was able to stretch a little bit of a lead the first lap, but found another rider hot on his heels as they checked through timing and scoring for the first time. On the second lap, Baylor fell back to fourth but pushed his way back to third by the time the two-lap card came out. Baylor continued in third until becoming victim of the infamous creek jump and getting stuck, just one mile before the finish. Baylor quickly got back on track and finished just off the podium in fourth.

Grant Baylor Takes Early Lead after His Hole Shot. - Photo By Ken Hill

Grant Baylor Takes Early Lead after His Hole Shot. - Photo By Ken Hill

Tayla Jones competed in the XC3 125 Pro-Am class again and got an excellent jump off the line in second. She made a mistake on the first uphill and fell back to seventh, but was able to get back in third on the second lap until having a bad crash at the four-mile marker, which ultimately took her out of the race.

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Jones’ competition, and teammate, Hunter Neuwirth, was there to take her position and was running on of his best races in third until he was plagued with a mechanical issue and also taken out of the race.

Hunter Neuwirth XC3 Pro Class - Photo By Ken Hill

Hunter Neuwirth XC3 Pro Class - Photo By Ken Hill

The rest of the team in the 1 p.m. race all had top-ten finishes with Chase Sweda finishing 7th in the competitive 250 B class, while Hank Hayes raced his way to sixth in 200 A. Conner Keegan placed 9th in 4 Stroke A Lites, and Brandon Keegan continued his top-five season with 5th.

Conner Keegan 4 Stroke A Lites - Photo By Ken Hill 

Conner Keegan 4 Stroke A Lites - Photo By Ken Hill 

KR4 Performance Team Results 1 p.m. Race:

  • Grant Baylor – XC1 Pro – 4th
  • Hunter Neuwirth – XC3 Pro-Am – 6th
  • Tayla Jones – XC3 Pro-Am – 6th
  • Chase Sweda – 250 B – 7th
  • Conner Keegan – 4 Stroke A Lites – 9th
  • Brandon Keegan – 200 B – 5th
  • Hank Hays – 200 A – 6th
Chase Sweda battles the tough conditions at the Powerline Park GNCC - Photo By Ken Hill

Chase Sweda battles the tough conditions at the Powerline Park GNCC - Photo By Ken Hill

TJ Fine secured his first win of the season in the 4-Stroke C Lites class, while Jeremy Skinner moved up to the 200 C (16+) class in the 10 a.m. race and also won his division! 

Back for another go at GNCC racing was Kenda Tire's own, Jason Baldwin in the senior C (40+) class.  Racing a Husqvarna FX350, Jason ended up finishing 2nd in the competive class. 

Kenda Tire Motorsports Director, Jason Baldwin proves he can battle and podium at the GNCC's.  Photo by Ken Hill

Kenda Tire Motorsports Director, Jason Baldwin proves he can battle and podium at the GNCC's.  Photo by Ken Hill

"The first lap being stuck hurt me and was down by 9 minutes on lap 1 and made up 5 on the leader on Lap 2, but just not enough time." - Jason Baldwin

KR4 Performance Team Results 10 a.m. Race:

  • Jason Baldwin - Senior C (40+) - 2nd 
  • TJ Fine – 4-Stroke C Lites – 1st
  • Troy Ayres – Senior C (40+) – 18th
  • Jeremy Skinner – 200 C (16+) – 1st

K4 Performance Team Results 8 a.m. Race

  • Troy Horbaty - 85 (7-11) 4th

Next GNCC Event: Round 13 – Crawfordsville, Indiana – October 30, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team travels to Oklahoma for the Zink Ranch National Enduro this weekend. GNCC Racing resumes in three weeks, October 30, with the season finale Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana.


About GNCC Racing

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About KR4 Performance

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Hidden Valley Golf Full Gas Sprint Enduro

Tayla Jones wrapped up her third consecutive championship of the 2017 this weekend at the Hidden Valley Golf FGSE. - Photo by Frank Keegan

Tayla Jones wrapped up her third consecutive championship of the 2017 this weekend at the Hidden Valley Golf FGSE. - Photo by Frank Keegan

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Hidden Valley Golf Full Gas Sprint Enduro

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (October 3, 2017) – Round seven of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro (FGSE) series, presented by PRI Powersports Insurance, provided a unique opportunity to the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna team members who competed this past weekend, September 30 and October 1.

What once seemed like a dream, came to reality this past weekend where competitors raced their way through twelve total tests at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Glen Daniel, West Virginia. Clubhouse facilities, fairways, sand traps and greens were all a part of the weekend creating the ultimate race track, and the 65 degree days produced perfect race conditions.

Tayla Jones continued her successful season and took the Women’s Pro class win by over three-minutes, marking her sixth win of the season. Jones’ victory was enough to put her at the top of the points standings permanently and clinch her third title of the year, in addition to the National Enduro and GNCC championships she wrapped up earlier this month.

“Other than a couple of crashes, I had a pretty good weekend,” reported Jones. “Riding on the golf course was amazing and the enduro test had some incredible grip, you could do just about anything you wanted. I am over the moon to say I’ve wrapped up my third national title. I had a great time and I’m pumped with a 16th place overall finish.”

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Jesper Börjesson also had a successful weekend, placing just inside the top 10 in the ultra-competitive pro class. Saturday’s Test Five was Börjesson’s best test of the day where he finished fourth. The Swedish rider leaves West Virginia ranked sixth in the points championship. 

Grassroots Team Rider Michael McLean utilized the Arrive-n-Ride program due to his conflicting work schedule and rented a 2017 FX350 and took his third clean-sweep Open B win of the season, along with placing 27th overall.

KR4 Performance Team Results:

  • Jesper Borjesson –Pro – 9th
  • Tayla Jones – Women’s Pro – 1st
  • Michael McLean – Open B – 1st

Next FGSE Event: Round 8 – Young Harris, Georgia – October 21-22, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team resumes racing this weekend at the Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio. FGSE action picks back up in three weeks, October 21 and 22, with the Rock Crusher Sprint Enduro in Young Harris, Georgia.

Lead mechanic, Aaron Evans, pulled triple duty this weekend and worked both days helping both Tayla Jones and Jesper Börjesson, along with Mike McLean!

Lead mechanic, Aaron Evans, pulled triple duty this weekend and worked both days helping both Tayla Jones and Jesper Börjesson, along with Mike McLean!


About KR4 Performance

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

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Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report Mountaineer Run GNCC

MASONTOWN, W.Va. (September 25, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna team spent the weekend in Masontown, West Virginia at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC. The eleventh round of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series put the racers to the test with unexpected hot and humid weather conditions, but the KR4 team produced solid results atop of Marvin’s Mountain Top.

After clinching the WXC title at the previous round, Tayla Jones decided to try her hand at the pro race where she lined up in the ultra-competitive FMF XC3 125 Pro-class. Jones didn’t get off to the best start, but quickly made passes as she entered the woods for sixth. Jones settled into a pace and maintained the sixth-place position throughout the remainder of her first three-hour race. Jones also finished an impressive 36th overall!

                     Tayla Jones competed in the XC3 125 Pro-Am class.  Photo - Ken Hill

                     Tayla Jones competed in the XC3 125 Pro-Am class.  Photo - Ken Hill

“I had a good day and it was fun,” said Jones. “I knew going into this round it was going to be pretty hard with all the rocks and I struggle with them a bit, but I was happy with how I went. I know what I need to work on for next round and hopefully we can get better and better.”-Tayla Jones

Grant Baylor had his second-best finish of the season in the XC1 Open Pro class where he landed a top-five placement after making a last-lap pass for fifth. Jesper Borjesson also found success on the last lap of his XC2 250 Pro race. Borjesson is still trying to get back on track after an injury sidelined him earlier this season, but is showing promise in making a top-five finish in the remaining two rounds. 

Jesper Borjesson is showing great strides in making an XC2 podium appearance soon!Photo - Ken Hill

Jesper Borjesson is showing great strides in making an XC2 podium appearance soon!Photo - Ken Hill

“I had a pretty good day yesterday, but made a bad start so had to work my way up from back of the pack,” explained Borjesson. “It was really hard to see in the dust so it wasn’t easy to make passes. My riding felt much better this weekend and I learned a lot so I just have to keep on working from here and bring all the good with me.” - Jesper Borjesson

As if the conditions weren’t rough enough, Hunter Nuewirth was also dealing with a virus that left him feeling subpar as he lined up on Sunday morning. Nuewirth rode a consistent race in fifth, and still maintains the runner-up position in the XC3 125 Pro-Am class.

Hunter Nuewirth landed a top-five finish in the XC3 class after struggling with a virus.Photo - Ken Hill

Hunter Nuewirth landed a top-five finish in the XC3 class after struggling with a virus.Photo - Ken Hill


Chase Sweda started outside the top-10 in the 250 B class, and worked his way through the pack to round out the class podium. Sweda continues to sit ranked third in the championship standings. Conner Keegan landed a top-ten finish in 4 Stroke A Lites, while Brandon Keegan finished fourth in 200 B. Hank Hayes was sitting in a podium position in the ultra-competitive 200 A class after the first lap, but had to cut his race short on the second lap and settle for eighth.

Chase Sweda pushed all day from 9th place for an impressive 3rd place in the 250B class.  Photo by Ken Hill

Chase Sweda pushed all day from 9th place for an impressive 3rd place in the 250B class.  Photo by Ken Hill

 

KR4 Performance Team Results 1 p.m. Race:

  • Grant Baylor – XC1 Pro – 5th
  • Jesper Borjesson – XC2 250 Pro – 9th
  • Hunter Neuwirth – XC3 Pro-Am – 5th
  • Tayla Jones – XC3 Pro-Am – 6th
  • Chase Sweda – 250 B – 3rd
  • Conner Keegan – 4 Stroke A Lites – 10th
  • Brandon Keegan – 200 B – 4th
  • Hank Hays – 200 A – 8th

TJ Fine found success in the rocky West Virginia terrain and placed second in the 4-Stroke C Lites, while support rider, Jesse Groves, also crossed the line second in 200 C. Troy Ayers finished 11th in the Senior C (40+) divisor.

KR4 Performance Team Results 10 a.m. Race:

  • TJ Fine – 4-Stroke C Lites – 2nd
  • Troy Ayres – Senior C (40+) – 11th
  • Jesse Groves – 200 C (16+) – 2nd

 

KR4 Performance Team Results 8 a.m. Race:

  • Jeremy Skinner – Super Mini Sr. (14-15) – 14th

Next GNCC Event: Round 12 – St. Clairsville, Ohio – October 8, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team resumes racing this weekend at the Hidden Valley Full Gas Sprint Enduro. GNCC Racing picks back up in two weeks, October 8, with the Powerline Park GNCC In Sr. Clairsville, Ohio.


About GNCC Racing

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.


About KR4 Racing Team

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Bike Rental Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Fli

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Rider Grant Baylor Placed 2nd Overall and Tayla Jones Wins 2017 Championship at the Lead Belt NEPG

Grant Baylor had a successful weekend in Missouri, finishing second overall.Photo - Shan Moore

Grant Baylor had a successful weekend in Missouri, finishing second overall.Photo - Shan Moore

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Lead Belt National Enduro

PARK HILLS, Mo. (September 18, 2017) – The Lead Belt National Enduro took place this weekend in Park Hills, Missouri. Hot and humid conditions made for a dusty day of racing at the seventh round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, but the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna team overcame the conditions with impressive team results.

Grant Baylor started the first of six tests in second, and then took the next two test wins. The fourth test would prove to be the most difficult for Baylor where he fell back to fourth, but still had control of the overall heading into the remaining two tests. Unfortunately, Baylor wrapped up the day with a pair of third-place test finishes, which put him in second overall for the day. Grant maintains control of third in the championship standings with two rounds to go.

                Steward Baylor 1st Place, Grant Baylor 2nd Place and Thad Duvall 3rd Place

                Steward Baylor 1st Place, Grant Baylor 2nd Place and Thad Duvall 3rd Place


       Tayla Jones Wins The Women's Elite Class and Takes The 2017 NEPG Championship

       Tayla Jones Wins The Women's Elite Class and Takes The 2017 NEPG Championship

After missing the previous round to compete in the opening Endurocross race, Tayla Jones was eager to be back on the National Enduro scene. Jones kicked off the day winning the first test, and kept the momentum rolling through the next four. The victory for Jones was a little sweeter than the rest, where she clinched her second championship of the year – just one week after claiming the WXC GNCC title.

Tayla Jones wrapped up the Women's Elite title at the Lead Belt - two rounds early. Photo - Shan Moore

Tayla Jones wrapped up the Women's Elite title at the Lead Belt - two rounds early.

Photo - Shan Moore

“I had a lot of fun this weekend in Missouri,” said Jones. “Dust was a main factor this weekend making it hard to see, but I had consistent good tests and I’m pumped to get another National Enduro win!” - Tayla Jones


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The Gutierrez father and son duo both had top-ten finishes with Maximo finishing on the 200 C podium in second, and his dad Ambrocio finishing tenth in the highly competitive 40+ B division.

KR4 Performance Team Results:

  • Grant Baylor – Pro – 2nd
  • Tayla Jones – Women’s Elite – 1st
  • Ambrocio Gutierrez – 40+ B – 10th
  • Maximo Gutierrez – 200 C – 2nd

Next NEPG Event: Round 8 – Sand Springs, OK – October 15, 2017

 

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team will be back in action this Sunday, September 27, with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC in Masontown, West Virginia.


About AMA National Enduro Series 

Enduros are one of the oldest forms of motorcycle competition. Run on a challenging route that includes wooded and desert terrain, more difficult "test" sections are connected with roads, fire roads or easy two-track trail. The Enduros are one of the most thrilling and fulfilling forms of motorsports competition. The discipline's top riders compete in the AMA National Enduro Championship Series. Find out more at www.nationalenduro.com.

About KR4 Performance

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

 

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Rider Tayla Jones Takes The 2017 GNCC Title At Unadilla

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (September 13, 2017) –The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Team picked back up GNCC racing after a two-month hiatus for summer this weekend in New Berlin, New York. The Unadilla GNCC is known for record-breaking attendance numbers, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. After rain earlier in the week, track conditions were perfect by the time the first team members took to the track on Sunday morning. Lapped riders seemed to be the main topic of discussion after each race, but that didn’t stop the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team from finding success with podium finishes and even a national championship.

                                                       KR4 Pro Pit Photo by Ken Hill

                                                       KR4 Pro Pit Photo by Ken Hill

The biggest team update from Unadilla comes from the 10 a.m. race. Lining up, Tayla Jones, knew she had the opportunity to wrap-up the championship in the WXC class if she was able to finish in first. She picked up right where she left off in Ohio and lead the first lap, unfortunately the short track put lapped riders ahead of the girls sooner than normal. Jones would end up becoming tangled with a rider and fall all the way back to fifth. However, Jones quickly remounted and worked her way diligently back through the pack to take her ninth win of the season and clinch her very first GNCC title.

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“I had a good race, no major dramas out there and only one small crash so that was good.,” reported Jones. “The lappers were pretty hectic and finding lines to get around was basically how the race went. I had a lot of fun though and the track conditions were good. I am super excited to wrap up the title. It has been a dream of mine for a long time and to finally get to this point is an amazing feeling.”

KR4 Performance Team Results 10 a.m. Race:

  • Tayla Jones – WXC – 1st
  • Ambrocio Gutierrez – Sportsman B – DNF
  • Maximo Gutierrez – 200 C Schoolboy (12-15) – 6th
                                 Tayla Jones Wins The 2017 GNCC Championship

                                 Tayla Jones Wins The 2017 GNCC Championship

Sam Widdicombe utilized the Arrive-N-Ride Program, and flew from England to race in the Sportsman B class. Widdicombe’s race was cut short due to coming together with a lapped rider, but he still has a positive reflection on the experience!

“So the Unadilla GNCC didn't really go as planned as my race ended two laps before the finish due a crash on one of the hill climbs where another rider back flipped his bike into me making me roll to the bottom and banged myself a bit,” said Widdicombe. “I’m all okay but that's racing, if it was easy everyone could do it! Thank you to Frank Keegan Jr. for all his efforts and Aaron Evans for his awesome efforts getting the bike in tip-top shape. Anyone looking to come race a GNCC get in touch with me and I'll be happy to sort it out! #britabroard”

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Grant Baylor also came into this weekend’s event with all eyes on him after winning his first ever GNCC at the previous round. Unfortunately, Baylor struggled with a shoulder injury, but still managed to push through and finish seventh in the XC1 Pro class.

“Unadilla was a tough one for me, I started the day with a fresh shoulder injury which made it very hard to hold myself up on a very rough and physically demanding track but I gave it all I had and ended up with seventh,” said Baylor.

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Jesper Borjesson was also plagued with a shoulder injury this weekend. After getting stuck behind a wreck in the first turn, Borjesson went to work passing through the pack until he had to stop and remove his shoulder brace. He would end up coming back for 18th in his first GNCC back since June 11.

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“Back racing after the summer break and my shoulder injury. I had a bad start and I got stuck in a bunch of riders that went down in front of me,” reported Borjesson. “I had to pass a lot of riders right after that, but my shoulder and arm started to hurt during the first lap. I had new protection for it, but it was too tight around my arm so I lost time struggling with that and had to stop in the pits on the second lap to take it off. I was pretty far behind the other riders but wanted to finish the race and get laps on the track for the future. So really bad result this weekend but I'm happy to be back and happy to have another GNCC in the book."

Hunter Neuwirth’s summer break training paid off this summer where he finished an impressive third in the FMF XC3 1250 Pro-Am class, marking his fifth podium appearance of the year.

“The race was awesome,” said Neuwirth. “The course was rough and a lot of fun. I got a bad start but diced my way into fourth quickly and had Whibley in sight, but I pitted to early so I was stuck trying to play catch up all day. The last two laps I had to tone the pace down after my back gave out from an injury earlier this week. At the end of the day I got on the box with third. I felt good on the bike and rode well. I'm closer to those guys now then I've ever been.”

                  Hunter Neiwirth Scores His 5th XC3XC3 Podium At Unadilla GNCC

                  Hunter Neiwirth Scores His 5th XC3XC3 Podium At Unadilla GNCC

KR4 Performance Team Results 1 p.m. Race:

  • Grant Baylor – XC1 Pro – 7th
  • Jesper Borjesson – XC2 250 Pro – 18th
  • Hunter Neuwirth – XC3 Pro-Am – 3rd
  • Chase Sweda – 250 B – 4th
  • Colin Keegan – 4 Stroke A Lites – 6th
  • Conner Keean – 4 Stroke A Lites – 13th
  • Brandon Keegan – 200 B – 4th
  • Hank Hayes – 200 A –11th
    Brandon Keegan Battled For 2nd and Ended Up Settling For 4th Place In The 200B Class

    Brandon Keegan Battled For 2nd and Ended Up Settling For 4th Place In The 200B Class

In the 8 a.m. youth race, Canadian rider Troy Horbaty captured his best finish to date in the 85 (7-11) with second, while Texas’ Mango Gutierrez finished 18th in his first GNCC of the year.

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KR4 Performance Team Results Youth Race:

  • Troy Horbaty – 85 (7-11) – 2nd
  • Mango Gutierrez – 85 (12-13) – 18th

Next GNCC Event: Round 11 – Masontown, West Virginia – September 23, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Team resumes GNCC racing on Sunday, September 23, with the with the Mountaineer Run GNCC. Grant Baylor, Tayla Jones and the rest of the NEPG team will compete this weekend in Missouri at the Lead Belt National Enduro. 


About GNCC Racing

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About KR4 Performance

KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program

KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visitwww.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: 92nd FIM International Six Days Enduro

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Team Report: 92nd International Six Days Enduro

BRIVE, France (September 4, 2017) – The 92nd running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) came to a conclusion on Saturday, September 2 in Brive, France. Riders were put to the test, racing for six straight days in various weather and track conditions, pushing not only themselves, but also their machines to the limit. However in the end, two Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Arrive-in-Ride team members found success and will be heading home with some hardware after their impressive performances.

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Tayla Jones made the decision to compete in her first ISDE six years ago, and headed into this year’s event eager to defend the Australian Women’s Trophy Team past four wins – all of which she was a part of.

Spain jumped out to the early lead on day one, with Tayla and the rest of the Australian team in second. The girls carried the momentum into the second day and took over the lead, and Tayla continued to set the standard with the day overall. Tayla battled back-and-forth with Spain’s top female, Lala Sanz, for the overall each day and topped the charts once again on day four.

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Tayla may have had to settle for second overall by a mere minute and a half, but her impressive individual scores, paired with her teammates’, vaulted them to the top of the team standings where the scored their fifth-straight victory.

“Five in a row – it’s still pretty unbelievable,” said Tayla. “I’d just like to give a shout out to my teammates, Jemma and Jessica, there is no ‘I’ in team, and we just knew how to make it work. It has been a huge six days and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of the whole team.”

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The U.S. Junior World Trophy team demonstrated that consistency is key after starting the event in fourth. As the week progressed, so did their results where Grant Baylor steadily worked his way past riders and anchored the team’s success to win on day two. On day three, Grant and his teammates settled into pace taking third throughout the remainder of the week to score third overall in what can be referred to as the “Olympics” of off-road racing.

"This years ISDE had its ups and downs for me and for the team, it started out really well with the team leading after day two but then on day three it started going downhill with Toth having time keeping issues witch led to a minute penalty but we kept pushing forward," reported Grant. "On day five test one I somehow dislocated my shoulder without even going down so I pulled to the side put it back in place and went on to have my best day of the week, so all in all it was a decent week with the team landing on the box in third."

Due to a shoulder injury, Jesper Borjesson was forced to sit on the sidelines after being selected to represented his home country of Sweden. To view day-to-day results from this year’s event please click HERE. The 93rd running of the ISDE will take place in Chili on Monday, October 22 to Saturday, October 27 next year.

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The full Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Team resumes GNCC racing after a two-month break this Sunday, September 10, with the Parts Unlimited Unadilla GNCC in New Berlin, New York.

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Hits Muddobbers National Enduro

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Grant Baylor raced his way to third overall in Indiana, just one second behind second place.  Photo - Shan Moore

MATTHEWS, Ind. (August 22, 2017) – Round six of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series took place this past weekend, August 19 and 20, in Matthews, Indiana. Hot and humid conditions graced the farmer’s fields throughout the course of the weekend, making for perfect day of racing where Grant Baylor secured another podium finish with third overall.

The first of six tests proved to be the most difficult for Baylor, where he finished just outside the top-five in sixth. From there, Baylor’s day greatly improved where he excelled in the tight woods and creek crossings, to place just outside of the podium once with a pair of second and third finishes in the remaining tests for third overall – just one second behind second place. Baylor holds third place in the overall points standings heading into the seventh round.

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Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Amateur team member, Maximo Gutierrez also had a successful weekend in Indiana where he finished in the runner-up position in 200 C. Chase Sweda landed a top-ten finish with seventh in 250 B.

Colin Keegan scored 25th in the ultra-competitive 250 A division, with Ambrocio Gutiereez snagging 18th in 40+ B and Magno Gutierrez racing his way to 19th in Open B aboard his Husqvarna TC 85cc machine.

Utah native Eric Severns and his wife flew to Indiana to participate in the Arrive-N-Ride program for the first time, renting a Husqvarna FX350 to compete in the 55+ A class. Severns has been racing the full NEPG series, but a scheduling issue was going to make him miss the Muddobbers round. The Arrive-N-Ride program was the perfect fix and Severns finished fourteenth in class.

“I had a great experience with the KR4 Crew and I really could get used to the fly in and race experience,” said Eric Severns. “I’ve been racing the whole season this year and our family vacation created a conflict and I wasn’t going to be able to get to the race until I spotted the KR4 at the Rattlesnake Enduro and they set me up with everything I needed to race this weekend.”

Tayla Jones elected not to race the NEPG and instead compete in the opening EnduroCross series round at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones crashed out of the lead on the final lap, but quickly recovered for an impressive third in her first-ever EnduroCross.

KR4 Performance Team Results:

  • Grant Baylor – Pro – 3rd
  • Chase Sweda – 250 B – 7th
  • Colin Keegan – 250 A – 25th
  • Ambrocio Gutierrez – 40+ B – 18th
  • Jean-Carlo Gutierrez – Open B – 19th
  • Maximo Gutierrez – 200 C – 2nd
  • Eric Severns – 55+ A – 14th

Next NEPG Event: Round 7 – Park Hills, Missouri – September 17, 2017

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Team resumes GNCC racing on Sunday, September 10, with the Parts Unlimited Unadilla GNCC.

 

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Hits Rattlesnake Enduro

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CROSS FORK, PA (JULY 23, 2017) – Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Hits Rattlesnake Enduro – NEPG Round Five of the Series in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania.

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Over 500 riders filled the rows at the Rattlesnake Enduro this past weekend. Rains on Saturday created a slippery course on Sunday.

The KR4 Husqvarna Arrive-N-Ride Team was out in full force once again with a full stable of riders representing multiple classes. Leading the charge on row 34 was KR4's, Grant Baylor who was ready for the challenge and finishing 4th on test one. On the second test of the day, Grant made some costly mistakes and end up with a 10th place finish which put him at the end of the pack. He would eventually finish the day out with a 8th place finish and keep his 3rd points for the championship.   

  "It was a rough day at the rattlesnake, I felt like I was riding well but my times were saying otherwise and I just made a few too many mistakes to get the job done. We're still third in points and healthy, so on to the next one!

                          Grant Baylor, 8th Pro Class Photo Credit: Shan Moore

                          Grant Baylor, 8th Pro Class Photo Credit: Shan Moore

                      Tayla Jones, 1st Place Women's Elite Photo Credit: Shan Moore

                      Tayla Jones, 1st Place Women's Elite Photo Credit: Shan Moore

The dominance of Tayla Jones continues at the Rattlesnake and once again she rode a flawless race while she piloted her Husqvarna to a Women’s overall class win. Jones is obviously no stranger to winning in 2017, but the fact that she took this victory by over a 25 minute margin was very impressive. 

                                                        Conner Keegan 4th in 250A

                                                        Conner Keegan 4th in 250A

Conner Keegan had his best finish of the season at the Rattlesnake. Conner won test 5 in the 250A class and ended up finishing 36th overall for the day.


"I had a fun day at the Rattlesnake and rode good all day except for a few crashes. Ended up 4th and 36th overall." -- Conner Keegan 

KR4 Lineup at the NEPG Rattlesnake

  • Grant Baylor - 8th Pro Class
  • Tayla Jones - 1st Women's Pro Class
  • Conner Keegan - 4th 250A 
  • Colin Keegan - 25th 250A
  • Ambrocio Gutierrez - 4th 40+B
  • Brandon Keegan - 4th 200B
  • Maximo Gutierrez - 4th 200C
  • JeanCarlos Gutierrez - 30th OpenB

About AMA National Enduro Series

Enduros are one of the oldest forms of motorcycle competition. Run on a challenging route that includes wooded and desert terrain, more difficult "test" sections are connected with roads, fire roads or easy two-track trail. The Enduros are one of the most thrilling and fulfilling forms of motorsports competition. The discipline's top riders compete in the AMA National Enduro Championship Series. Find out more at www.nationalenduro.com.

About KR4 Performance
KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE), and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Series. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in  the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information. 

About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program
KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-n-Ride Program, saving riders time, money, and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-n-Ride Experience, please contact fkeegan@kr4performance.com or visitwww.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page. 
 
 
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