ODESSA, Ny. (May 11, 2015) - The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Arrive-N-Ride Team travelled to Odessa, New York over the weekend for the inaugural running of the Tomahawk GNCC. With a brand new race venue and extremely dusty terrain, the Arrive-N-Ride Team prevailed, capturing a total of 13 top ten finishes throughout the weekend in the Youth, Amateur and Pro ranks. The team showcased Kaleb Ward and Conner Keegan as AMSOIL "Featured Riders" to participate in additional press throughout the weekend and have their bike displayed on Pro Row with the top racers in the country.
n the afternoon race, Jobel Coronado made his return to GNCC for the second time this season all the way from the Dominican Republic, capturing a big win in the Open B class. Coronado took advantage of the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride services to make his stay in the U.S. as seamless as possible!
In the XC1 class, Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Arrive-N-Ride rider Thad DuVall got off to a great start aboard his Husqvarna FC350, where he led the way on the opening lap. DuVall soon ran into brake-fluid issues that would cause him to pull into the pits for a quick repair. The KR4/FAR crew had DuVall back and going but bad luck struck again for the West Virginia native as he lost brakes once again, this time resulting in a big crash around the halfway mark. DuVall suffered a few minor injuries that left him on the sidelines for the rest of the race.
Thad DuVall began his day with a good start and the early lead before bad luck struck Photo: Ken Hill
In the XC2 Pro Lites class, team rider Nick Davis got off to a great start only to hit something in the dust and break off his front brake caliper. Davis came into the pits where the KR4/FAR crew swapped his front forks, allowing him to continue racing. However, bad luck struck once again when the dusty conditions caused another mechanical issue that would ultimately end the day for Davis.
KR4 Afternoon Race Results
XC1 Pro: Thad Duvall - 9th
XC2 Pro Lites: Nick Davis - 24th
250 B: Conner Keegan, 250 B - 3rd
200 B: Kaleb Williams - 4th
Open B: Jobel Coronado - 1st
250 A: Kaleb Ward - 5th
Brooke Cosner is all smiles after a podium appearance in the WXC class
Photo: Ken Hill
In the 10 a.m. race, team rider Brooke Cosner put forth her best finish of the season with third place in the WXC class. Cosner also finished fifth overall for the day, another season-best for the Maryland native, who sits fifth place in the highly competitive WXC Class after six rounds of racing.
KR4 Morning Race Results
WXC: Brooke Cosner - 3rd
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Grant Davis powered through a double-flat to win his fifth race of the year
Photo: Ken Hill
In Youth racing, KR4/FAR ANR rider Grant Davis captured his fifth victory of the season in the 65 (7-9) class despite racing with two flat tires all morning. Davis continues to lead the way in the championship standings after six rounds. Jack Groover landed yet another top-five finish in the 65 (10-11) class, where he now sits an impressive fifth place in the championship standings.
Cole Groover matched his season-best ninth place finish at round six in the highly competitive Super Mini (14-15) class, with teammate Brandon Keegan finishing tenth in the class.
Cole Groover rode to his best finish of the season with ninth place in the
Super Mini (14-15) class / Photo: Ken Hill
KR4 Youth Race Results
Super Mini (14-15): Clayton Andrews - 30th, Remington Andrews - 28th, Cole Groover - 9th, Brandon Keegan - 10th
Super Mini (12-13): Korie Steede - 15th
85 (12-13): Brian Keegan - 22nd, Ron Kosarik - 29th, Peyton Whipkey - 2nd
65 (10-11): Jack Groover - 5th, Chase Rutan - 15th
65 (7-9): Grant Davis - 1st, Tucker Whipkey - 17th
The Andrews brothers dicing it out in New York (left) Clayton and (right) Remington
Photo: Ken Hill
Round four of the Micro 50cc championship took place in New York on Saturday and two KR4 ANR riders competed in the MicroXC (8-9) class. Tucker Whipkey finished just inside the top ten with a ninth place finish, while Dylan Kosarik finished 16th place.
KR4 Micro 50cc Race Results
MicroXC (8-9): Tucker Whipkey - 9th, Dylan Kosarik - 16th
The KR4 team heads to Masontown, West Virginia on May 23 and 24 for the Mountaineer Run GNCC. Racing action from round three will begin on Sunday at 8 a.m. with Youth Bike racing, followed by Amateurs and WXC at 10 a.m. and the XC1, XC2 and top amateur classes will compete at 1 p.m.