MILLFIELD, Ohio (June 10, 2015) - The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Arrive-N-Ride Team captured 11 top-five finishes at the John Penton GNCC on Sunday, with two riders claiming a victory in their respective classes. XC2 Pro Lites rider Nick Davis captured his second straight win in the highly competitive class, while Grassroots rider Korie Steede made GNCC history as the first female to win the Super Mini (12-13) class.
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 maintained a top five running for most of the three-hour race. DuVall entered himself into podium contention around the mid-way point, where he battled for the third place position all the way to the finish, coming through only 1.3 seconds behind Grant Baylor for fourth overall.
In the XC2 Pro Lites class, team rider Nick Davis extended his win-streak to two-in-a-row after a hard fought battle with class front-runners Jason Thomas and Ricky Russell. Davis began the three-hour race in third place, but the Pennsylvania native upped his pace to take over the lead on lap five, where he ultimately finished 21 seconds ahead of Thomas for the win.
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Duane Conner mixing it up in the Senior A 40+ class / Photo: Ken Hill
KR4 Afternoon Race Results
XC1 Pro: Thad Duvall - 4th
XC2 Pro Lites: Nick Davis - 1st
250 A: Kaleb Ward - 13th
250 B: Conner Keegan - 13th, Coleman Brinson - 7th
Senior A 40+: Duane Conner - 9th
200 B: Kaleb Williams - 4th
In the 10 a.m. race, Brittan Laird scored his best finish of the season with second place in the 4-Stroke C Lites class, while Brooke Cosner captured yet another top five finish in the highly competitive WXC class.
Brittan Laird earned a season-best finish of second place in 4-Stroke C Lites / Photo: Ken Hill
KR4 Morning Race Results
WXC: Brooke Cosner - 5th
Women Amateur: Brooke Slaughter - 2nd
4-Stroke C Lites: Brittan Laird - 2nd
In Youth racing, KR4/FAR ANR rider Jack Groover highlighted the morning with a third place finish in the 65 (10-11) class. Grant Davis, 65 (7-9) class championship leader, earned a podium finish in Ohio, while Nathan Conner captured a tenth place finish in the same class.
Josh Conner receives cheers from the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride pit crew / Photo: Ken Hill
KR4 Youth Race Results
Super Mini (14-15): Clayton Andrews - 31st, Remington Andrews - 28th, Cole Groover - 13th, Brandon Keegan - 12th
Super Mini (12-13): Korie Steede - 1st
85 (12-13): Brian Keegan - 27th, Ron Kosarik - 29th, Peyton Whipkey - 5th, Dylan Brinson - 21st, Josh Conner - 15th
65 (10-11): Jack Groover - 3rd
65 (7-9): Grant Davis - 3rd, Tucker Whipkey - 13th, Nathan Conner - 10th
Trail Rider: Dylan Kosarik - 5th
The KR4 ANR program offers bikes and support for every age, size and skill level! Photo: Ken Hill
The KR4 team heads to Snowshoe, West Virginia on June 21 for the Snowshoe GNCC. Racing action 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.