WASHINGTON, Ga. (March 17, 2015) - Following an intense season opener less than a week earlier in Florida, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team took to the Aonia Pass Motocross Park in Washington, Georgia for round two of the 2015 Grand National Cross Country Series. Heavy rainfall and muddy course conditions made for a challenging weekend, but for KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team members Sunday's race day was a lot less stressful. The team's factory mechanics prepped each Arrive-N-Ride Husqvarna machine specifically for the muddy conditions, leaving nothing but the racing to ANR competitors.
In the afternoon race, Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4 Arrive-N-Ride/FAR riders Thad DuVall and Nick Davis put on a great showing with podium appearances in both the premier XC1 Pro and XC2 Pro Lites classes respectfully. DuVall put in an impressive come-from-behind performance to land a spot atop the podium at round two and his first aboard the Husqvarna FC350.
Following a victory at the last round, Davis maintained consistency with a second place finish in Georgia. Davis battled for the lead throughout the entire three-hour race, just narrowly missing the center of the podium on his Husqvarna TC250.
Arrive-N-Ride's Duane Conner captured a second place finish in the
KR4 Afternoon Race Results
XC1 Pro: Thad Duvall - 3rd/3rd OA
XC2 Pro Lites: Nick Davis - 2nd/8th OA
250 B: Coleman Brinson - 16th, Conner Keegan, 250 B - 24th
200 B: Kaleb Williams - 5th
Senior A (40+): Duane Conner - 2nd
In the morning race, Sarah Baldwin and Brooke Cosner each put forth a hard fought effort in the highly competitive WXC class. While both riders were in contention to capture the overall win, in the end Baldwin narrowly missed the overall podium with 4th in WXC and 6th overall for the day. Cosner followed close behind with 5th in WXC and 7th overall.
KR4 Morning Race Results
WXC: Sarah Baldwin - 4th/6th OA, Brooke Cosner - 5th/7th OA
Women Amateur: Brooke Slaughter - 2nd
4-Stroke C Lites: Brittan Laird - 14th
Conner Keegan makes his way through the woods in 250B competition
In Youth racing, Grant Davis extended his points lead in the 65 (7-9) class with his second straight win at round two. South Carolina natives Cole and Jack Groover each had an exciting day in the Georgia mud. Jack came away with a 6th place finish in the 65 (10-11) class, while Cole finished 17th in the stacked Super Mini (14-15) class.
KR4 Youth Race Results
Super Mini (14-15): Clayton Andrews - 32nd, Cole Groover - 17th, Brandon Keegan - 15th
Super Mini (12-13): Korie Steede - 16th
85 (12-13): Dylan Brinson - 17th, Joshua Conner - 28th, Brian Keegan - 27th, Ron Kosarik - 31st, Peyton Whipkey - 8th
65 (10-11): Jack Groover - 6th, Chase Rutan - 13th
65 (7-9): Grant Davis - 1st, Nathan Conner - 14th
The KR4 Arrive-N-Ride pit crew works in full force on race weekends!
The KR4 team heads to Morganton, North Carolina on March 29 for the Steele Creek 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.