Another Great Finish For Australian Tayla Jones

February 28 - (Lizella, Georgia): Echeconnee MX facility near Lizella, Georgia hosted Round 2 of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro series. Over 200 riders competed in this 2 day event under dry and dusty conditions with strong wind gusts on Saturday.

Swedish Pro rider Jesper Börjesson, Australian Tayla Jones, and Hunter Neuwirth led the charge for the KR4 Pro team.

XC1 rider Jesper Börjesson started the weekend off with a 2nd place finish just behind Ryan Sipes on Saturday.  On Sunday, Jesper completed an entire woods test stuck in 3rd gear because of a broken shift lever-which kept him from claiming a podium slot for the weekend. He finished the weekend 6th overall. Börjesson, who rides a 250 in the FGSE said "The woods test here on the Kenda Full Gas Series is a tight layout- it's a new challenge for me coming from the off-road series in Sweden. I'm working on it and making day-by-day improvements.  It's all great preparation for GNCC Lites."

Jesper Borjesson - Photo by Shan Moore

Jesper Borjesson - Photo by Shan Moore

Women's Pro Tayla Jones turned in another exceptional ride in the women's elite class this weekend fighting it out with fellow Australian Mackenzie Tricker. She trailed Tricker on Saturday by 29 seconds, beating Tricker in only 1 of the 6 tests.  "I couldn't seem to stay off the ground on Saturday and then I got stuck in the mud hole in the Enduro test and that cost me a lot of time" said Jones. On Sunday, Jones turned up the heat winning 4 of 6 tests, finishing the weekend in 2nd place.

Tayla Jones - Photo by Shan Moore

Tayla Jones - Photo by Shan Moore

New to the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC / KR4 team and new to the women's elite class this weekend was 15 year old Rachael Archer from New Zealand. Archer arrived late to the USA, missing Saturday's rounds, but she turned some impressive laps on Sunday on a KR4 prepped Husqvarna 125.

XC2 rider Hunter Neuwirth suffered an ankle injury on test 4 Saturday which put a quick end to his weekend. He is recouping and we will have an update on his condition soon.

16 year old Chase Sweda from Flowery Branch, GA won 3 of 6 tests in Open B on Sunday claiming 2nd place overall as part of the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Amateur team.

Fellow teammates Ambrocio Gutierrez (40+ A Class) from Argyle, TX finished 8th.

Maximo Gutierrez (Juniors 12-17) finished 6th aboard a 2017 Husqvarna TE 150 and his brother Magno Gutierrez (85 12-15) finished 5th

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team Announces 2017 Partnership

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC Announces Continuing Sponsorships of GNCC and Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Race Team for 2017

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is proud to announce their continued Title sponsorship of the KR4/Husqvarna race team for 2017.  The team is a fixture in the industry, and is comprised of GNCC pros, expert mechanics, and dedicated industry enthusiasts. Thisseason,14 riders are signed to the program including Grant Baylor. "We are thrilled to have Grant Baylor on board with the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 team”, said KR4 team owner, Frank Keegan. "As part of a deal with Husqvarna Baylor will race the FX450 and compete as our XC1 Pro at GNCC and NEPG’s events.”

Swedish Pro Jesper Borjesson will race the Husqvarna FC250 in the XC2 Class on the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series. He will transition to Pro during the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro. XC3 Rider Hunter Neuwirth will run the Husqvarna TC125 at the GNCC’s. In the Women’s Pro division, the dominant Australian Pro Tayla Jones will race all the GNCC’s, NEPG’s and FGSE races on a Husqvarna FC250.

Dan Thomas, CEO and owner of Rocky Mountain ATV*MC, had this to say of the company's sponsorship involvement with GNCC, "We are happy to be able to support the GNCC series and the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna team. Showing up and racing each round takes a lot ofdedication. The riders that participate in GNCC have put in a lot of time and effort to get where they are.  Our Race Gas Fast Track program is our plan to help riders cut down on the strain so they can focus more on the race. With our background in off-road racing, we're continue to be impressed by the level of talent put forth by the KR4 team and we look forward to another strong season."

For more information or to pre-register for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas Fast Track Program, go to gnccracing.com/pages/pre-registration.

 

Arrive-N-Ride With Us!

"Our highly acclaimed Arrive-N-Ride program provides global enthusiasts an opportunity to participate in an authentic Factory grade race program, offering the best industry equipment, staff and full race support. Rocky Mountain ATV*MC has everything you need to go racing and we are excited” – Frank Keegan

 

About Rocky Mountain ATV*MC:

We have been providing offroad products since 1985. Primarily starting with ATV tires and wheels, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC was established in a small, one room warehouse by CEO and Founder, Dan Thomas, operating phones, shipping, and receiving. Due to your support and loyalty, we have grown into a company that ships thousands of products weekly throughout the United States and many other foreign countries.

Our sport of off-roading and street riding is, in our eyes, one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things a person can do. We here at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are passionate about what we do; we ride just like you do and live for the thrill and excitement it brings to the individual as well as the togetherness it can create for an entire family. It's more than a hobby or sport...it's a way of life. And we're honored to share that way of life with you, our valued fellow rider.

We'd like to say thank you by providing an easy-to-use website with low prices, fast shipping and great customer service. Our customers are very important to us and this is a way, we feel, that we can offer the best service. And if by chance, there ever is a question regarding the quality of service or the quality of a product, please Contact Us. We will do everything possible to remedy the problem.

KR4 Teams up With Dickies

KR4 Performance Teams up With Dickies for 2017 Enduro Season

COAL CENTER, PA. (February 22, 2017)―  The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC / KR4 Arrive-N-Ride / Husqvarna team is pleased to announce the signing of Dickies as a sponsor for its 2017 race season.

As part of the agreement, Dickies will outfit the KR4 team with garments from its performance workwear collection at all Grand National Cross Country, Full Gas Sprint Enduro, and National Enduro Promotions Group events. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Dickies is the world’s leading performance workwear brand, designing, manufacturing and delivering innovative apparel for generations of workers.

“Enduro motorcycle competition is one of the toughest and most challenging forms of motorcycle competition, and we are excited to provide Dickies workwear to stand up to the demands of the sport,”said Susan Kohout, Director of Marketing at Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. “Our partnership with KR4 serves as a testament to Dickies’ longstanding reputation as a trusted performance apparel brand within the racing community.”

"KR4 is always looking to improve, and when it comes to our uniforms, there’s no better match,” said Frank Keegan, Team Owner at KR4. “Dickies has the durability and the quality we need – they have a full range of customizable products which are critical to a pro team like KR4.”

KR4 sponsor’s products are tested in the toughest motorcycle competitions in the world. Visit www.kr4performance.com for a list of corporations whose products KR4trusts.

 

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 Thad Duvall was a member of the historic American ISDE team, which won the 2016 International Six Day Enduro Championship. 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. Visitwww.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.

 

About the Dickies® Brand

Dickies®, the world’s leading performance workwear brand, has provided workers with durable, functional and comfortable workwear since 1922, pioneering such iconic styles as the 874® work pant. As the flagship brand of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., the Dickies® brand portfolio continues to evolve and today includes modern apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and kids. The brand’s range of products is available in more than 100 countries, allowing individuals around the world to experience the performance of Dickies®. For more information, visit dickiesautomotive.com or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

   

About Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co.

Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is the world’s leading provider of professional grade performance workwear - designing, manufacturing and delivering innovative work apparel for generations. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the company’s collection of brands offers superior quality products at an unmatched value across an assortment of apparel, footwear and accessories in more than 100 countries, spanning six continents. Williamson-Dickie employs over 7,000 individuals worldwide and its products are sold through a network of owned retail stores, franchisees, volume retailers, department stores, independent stores and online sites under the Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Big Smith®, 10X®, Liberty® and Duxbak® brands. For more information, visit www.williamsondickie.com.

 

Media Contact:

Frank Keegan

fkeegan@kr4performance.com

(724) 255-9985

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Rider Tayla Jones Wins FGSE Round 1

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.

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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.

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna NEPG Round 1 Report

TAYLA JONES DOMINATES WOMEN'S ELITE CLASS FINISHING 11 MINUTES AHEAD OF 2ND

Sumter, SC: February 5, 2016 – Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/ KR4/ Husqvarna team kicked off the 2017 race season with the first round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series presented by Moose Racing in Sumter, South Carolina.

Over 800 riders – 120 rows – signed up for the season opener. Conditions were excellent, with light rain in the morning to keep the dust down. 

The KR4 squad was represented in the pro class by Grant Baylor and by Hunter Neuwirth, a new addition to the team from New England. Grant, who is no stranger to the South Carolina terrain, had a solid day, despite suspension problems which prohibited the 20 year old from claiming a top spot and he would eventually settle for 8th place on his Husqvarna FX 450.

Neuwirth snapped the clutch cable off his Husqvarna TE150 on the first test forcing him to retire early for the day.

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TAYLA JONES DOMINATES WOMEN’S ELITE WITH AN 11 MINUTE LEAD

In The Women’s Elite class, KR4 was represented by Australian Tayla Jones. Tayla, a former ISDE champion, dominated the field, by winning the women’s elite class with a lead of over 11 minutes.

“We have enduros in Australia, but they are no way as tight as what this race was,”said Jones. "It kind of took me by surprise, but after a few tests I was starting to get the hang of it. I really enjoyed the race and I’m looking forward to the full season.”

In the stacked 250A class of over 40 riders, Colin Keegan had a solid race and finished 8th over his brother, Conner Keegan, who suffered a shoulder injury and ended up 21st. New Grassroots team rider Josh Ferrell placed 27th in the class.

In the 40+A division, Derek Pacheco started the 2017 season up with a great first time NEPG finish and finished 8th while Ambrocio Gutierrez finished 30th in the class.

In the 200A division, Josh Hensley spent the last week training and riding and ended up with a podium finish and finished 3rd. 

Chase Sweda had a hard crash towards the end of the race and finished 13th in the 250B class.  

In his first NEPG event, Maximo Gutierrez finished 8th in the 200B class.

Team KR4 Arrive And Ride will be active again next weekend at the first round of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro series at the Moto-Vated Sports Complex in Gaston, South Carolina.

Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Signs Grant Baylor

COAL CENTER, PA. (January 10, 2017)― The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/ KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team is pleased to announce the signing of Grant Baylor for the 2017 season.

As we embark on our 3rd season as the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 team, we are pleased to announce that Belton, South Carolina native and former two-time GNCC XC2 Champion Grant Baylor has signed with the team for the 2017 season. 

Grant has spent the last few years as a factory-supported rider, and was a member of the prestigious 2014 Championship-winning USA ISDE Junior Team.

He will undoubtedly be a podium contender on the AMSOIL GNCC series, and he has his sights set on the 2017 NEPG Championship where he will be competing in all 9 rounds. 

Grant joins Jesper Borjesson, Hunter Neuwirth, Tayla Jones on the KR4 Pro team this season and will race the Husqvarna FX450.

Grant Baylor - XC1 Pro

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work with KR4 for the 2017 season. The team is full of great people who are providing me with all the right tools and support that is needed to win championships. I can't wait to see where 2017 goes!" - Grant Baylor

Frank Keegan - Owner KR4

“I have enjoyed watching Grant come up through the ranks over the years.  He is an excellent spokesperson for the sport and a great role model for our youth riders— and we are proud to be the team he has chosen for 2017.  He is one of the guys with a style all his own- and we are all eager to work with him, and learn from him. He is an excellent addition to our team. We’re excited!” ―Frank Keegan