The team traveled to Odessa, NY this weekend with beautiful mountain scenery and a lovely breeze that blew all weekend. Although the temperature crept up to almost 90 degrees on Sunday, the low humidity and breeze made for great spectating. Conditions on the track were tough. The uphills were slick from plenty of rain early in the week and the heat was an opponent as well. The ground was soft and muddy in the low-lying areas.
“The race this weekend was pretty tough. I had a couple of big crashes on the first lap which put me back a fair bit. I knew the track was going to be slick and I was just pushing too hard so once I calmed down and found a flow I started to move up and by the end of the second lap the top 3 were in a bunch battling it out. I just rode my own pace and once I got in the lead I stayed focused and minimized mistakes to take the win. All in all, even with the crashes, I had a good weekend and am glad to be back in the middle of the box after sitting out the last round.” — Tayla Jones
Grant Baylor had his best XC1 finish of the season, working his way from 10th to 6th place.
In XC3 action, Hunter Neuwirth battled and got second in the class. “I really just focused on racing the track and not the other riders. With the set backs I had heading into this race I knew I just had to make the best of it. And most importantly I had fun; that’s what it’s about!” — Hunter Neuwirth
Bill Gold had his best finish ever at the GNCC this weekend. He took first in his Silver Masters A 55+ class and an impressive 13th overall out of over 400 bikes! Bill uses our transportation and prep services for his bike throughout the 2017 race season.
This weekend the team was pleased to host 3 riders for their first Arrive-N-Ride experiences. We welcomed Viktor Ahlquist from Sweden, who raced the 200C Schoolboy Class finishing 4th and 38th overall. Also from Sweden, is Tony Landh, who raced the Silver Masters B 55+ class and finished 9th. Dan Heim from Portland, Oregon checked an item off his bucket list by racing a GNCC event. He raced in the Golden Masters 60+ class, finishing 8th. A great time was had by all the riders.
Other KR4 Team Results
Troy Horbaty DNF
Conner Keegan 5th 4-Stroke A Lites
Colin Keegan 12th 4-Stroke A Lites
Chase Sweda 6th 250B
Brandon Keegan 3rd 200B
Scott Grills 13th XC1
Grass Roots Riders:
Will Bryan 9th Vet B 30+ c
Michael McLean 12th Open B