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.
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.
“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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.