By: KR4 Arrive & Ride
The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team battled well at round four of the AMSOIL GNCC series at Steele Creek. The team of 18 joined over 1,000 bikes to do battle in the sun and warm temperatures Sunday, April 9. Teammates Hunter Neuwirth and Brandon Keegan celebrated their birthdays on Friday, and both earned third-place podium finishes on Sunday.
“Over 600 riders on the line today, which made it a little hectic out on the track, but I had a good race and got another win under my belt.” ~Tayla Jones
Neuwirth and his never-quit attitude rode into third place in the new XC3 class. It was a fabulous birthday present as he turned 20 on Friday.
“I had a lot of fun as always. I’m getting in better shape thanks to the ice cream man, Stu Baylor. It’s a step in the right direction; still lots to learn but with this being my first podium, I’m enjoying it!” ~ Hunter Neuwirth XC3 Pro
Scott Grills had his best finish of the year, taking 10th in the highly competitve XC1 pro class. A fun fact about Grills is that he works a full-time job Monday – Friday. That is tough stuff!
Brandon Keegan battled from back in seventh position to his third-place finish. A bad crash a couple hundred feet from the finish almost had him losing his podium position, but the newly turned 17-year-old recovered and saved it.
KR4 Team Results
Grant Baylor 9th XC1
Scott Grills 10th XC1
Jesper Borjesson 16th XC2
Hunter Neuwirth 3rd XC3
Tayla Jones WXC 1st
Colin Keegan 7th 4-Stroke A Lites
Conner Keegan 12th 4-Stroke A Lites
Hunter Williams 13th 4-Stroke A Lites
Chase Sweda 3rd 250B
Brandon Keegan 3rd 200B
Bill Gold 5th Silver Masters A 55+
Troy Horbaty 4th 85 7-11
Hank Hays 6th 200A
Will Bryan 10th Vet B 30+
Jonathan Trump 6th 125 B/C
Al Chuppa DNF Elite Masters 65+
Dylan Kosarik 18th 65 10-11
Ronnie Kosarik 32nd Super Mini 14-15