FGSE Round 1 Report
February 12, 2017 - Gaston, SC: The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC / KR4 / Husqvarna Team was at Round 1 of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series this Sunday at the Motovated Sports Complex in Gaston, South Carolina. The team was present in full force with 3 of their Pros and a strong contingent of their Amateur team.
Jesper Borjesson Battles in the Pro Division at FGSE Round One.
Swedish offroad Ace Jesper Börjesson put in an impressive US racing debut for the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team, finishing 6th overall in the Pro class, a good indication he is adjusting well to the new environment.
"The Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro was my first race here in the USA for the 2017 season." said Börjesson. “I was racing a Husqvarna FC 250 against the open class bikes— so overall I'm very happy to come away with 6th place in the Pro class. The bike ran great. Next weekend the crew will make a few small suspension changes, and that should set us up nicely for a strong finish."
Tayla Jones Wins The Full Gas Sprint Enduro Opener
In the Women’s Pro class all eyes were on Australian KR4 Arrive-N-Ride rider Tayla Jones, as she was coming off a commanding lead from the previous weekend. Tayla locked in a tight battle with fellow Australian Mackenzie Tricker for the entire weekend. While trailing Tricker by a few seconds on Saturday, Jones was able to step up her game on Sunday, ultimately finishing with an 8 second lead and taking her first Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro win.
KR4 Arrive-N-Ride rider Hunter Neuwirth competed in the LOI E1 class in an attempt to earn a spot on the 2017 ISDE France team. Neuwirth struggled with suspension issues Saturday, working hard to put his Husqvarna TE150 towards the front of the pack. He finished day one in 6th place. The team was quick to implement significant suspension changes and Neuwirth was able to find his rhythm, finishing day two in 5th place in the LOI class.
In the competitive Lites A class, Colin Keegan had a solid race to finish in 11th place just ahead of new KR4 Grassroots rider, Hank Hays for 12th place and Conner Keegan finished in 23rd place. Ambrocio Gutierrez finished the day in 9th in the 40+A class.
Chase Sweda battled lappers in the highly competitive Open B class and ended up finishing 5th in the class.
KR4 team rider Johnny Trump had an impressive ride for a 3rd place Podium finish in the Lites C class.
All the way from Texas was Maximo Gutierrez with his best finish of the year taking 4th in the Juniors (12-17) class.
Fellow Texan and brother to Maximo was Magno Gutierrez who raced the 85cc (12-15) for the first time and placed 6th in the youth division. "I had lots of fun and I'm looking forward to racing the next FGSE with my father and brother"- Magno
Next up for team KR4 Arrive-N Ride: The Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Round 2 in Georgia on February 25th.