GASTON, S.C. (February 17, 2016) – Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR’s Thad DuVall earned an impressive second overall at the opening round of the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series that took place at the Moto-Vated Sports Complex in Gaston, S.C. on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, DuVall’s teammates scored 11 top-10 finishes throughout the Youth, Amateur and Pro ranks.
On day one of the two-day race format, DuVall put forth a dominant performance aboard his Husqvarna FC 350, where his fastest time of the day allowed him to capture the final test win and ultimately the overall lead heading into Sunday’s final day of racing.
DuVall continued to battle with Australian native Daniel Milner on day two, where he ran into a couple of minor setbacks near the end of the day. DuVall finished with a solid second-place finish to kick off the 2016 season.
“The full gas sprint enduro format really makes for some close racing and I had a blast out there,” DuVall said. “My Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR FC 350 felt amazing and I’m so glad to be back into the swing of race season!”
Mat Herrington highlighted the day with a big victory in the Vet A 30+ division in his first ride with the ANR team. Hunter Williams made a big jump into the Open A Class, where he earned a seventh-place finish overall. Eddy White captured a top-10 finish in the Lites B division in his first race aboard the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team.
Pro/Overall: Thad DuVall – 2nd
Open A: Hunter Williams – 7th
Lites A: Coleman Brinson – 15th, Colin Keegan – 25th, Conner Keegan – 26th
Vet A 30+: Mat Herrington – 1st
Lites B: Brittan Laird – 24th, Eddy White – 7th
Amateur highlights include Cole Groover capturing a second-place finish in the Lites C Class, Sarah Baldwin with a sixth-place finish in the Women’s Class and Brandon Keegan, Clayton Andrews and Remington Andrews each capturing a top-10 finish in their “big bike” debut. Troy Ayres put in a solid performance with a seventh-place finish in the 40+ C Class as well.
Women: Sarah Baldwin – 6th
Lites C: Cole Groover – 2nd, Brandon Keegan – 8th
Juniors 12-17: Clayton Andrews – 8th, Remington Andrews – 9th
40+ C: Troy Ayres – 7th
Youth racer Jack Groover captured fourth-place in the 85 12-15 Class, while teammate Dylan Brinson finished ninth overall in the ultra-competitive Supermini 12-15 Class.
85 12-15: Jack Groover – 4th
Supermini 12-15: Dylan Brinson – 9th
The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR team will return to racing in Florida next month with round two of the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series March 2-3 in Bunnell, Fla., followed by the opening round of the 2016 AMSOIL GNCC Series the following weekend.