By: KR4 Arrive & Ride
The team enjoyed the beautiful facilities that the CST Camp Coker Bullet provided. They took advantage of the ponds for fishing and taking a swim for some R&R on Friday and Saturday.
On Sunday, in the 8 a.m. youth race, Canada’s own Troy Horbaty proved he has what it takes to run with the top in his class. Horbaty found himself battling for the win in the 85cc 7-11 class, but had a big crash and ended up 11th. “My bike didn’t fire right away. I was last off the start and at the end of lap one I was in third place. After lap two, I was battling for the class lead. Even though I placed 11th I learned I can ride with the leaders,” said Horbaty.
Grassroots riders Ronnie and Dylan Kosarik raced in the Super Mini 14-15 and 65 10-11, finishing 25th and 13th respectively.
In the 10 a.m. race, once again Tayla Jones got the holeshot in the WXC class. By the end of lap one Jones had a one-minute lead and started pounding out the laps, taking her to her fifth consecutive WXC win.
KR4 Texan rider Bill Gold had a great race as he won the Silver Masters A 55+ class for the third time this season, placing him in the championship lead.
In his best finish of the year, KR4 Grassroots rider Jonathan Trump finished second in the 125 B/C class. He finished 26th overall as well.
The 1 p.m. pro race was expecting rain storms, but it turned out to be the best race of the day. The rain held off and the temperatures stayed low for great racing conditions. Grant Baylor led the team in the XC1 class and had a solid finish. He worked his way in the highly competitive class of nationally ranked athletes from ninth to a seventh-place finish. “I really liked the track, and my Husqvarna and suspension worked great. I was pushing to the front of the pack when I got tangled up with a lapper and had to work my way back from ninth again to eventually finish seventh,” said Baylor.
In the highly competitive XC3 class, Hunter Neuwirth was podium bound until suffering damage to his Husqvarna after a bad crash on lap three. KR4 mechanics Wolfgang and Aaron replaced his side-number plate, changed the air filter and discovered a hole in the radiator. Round five was no friend to Hunter this Sunday as he salvaged a fifth-place points finish.
In the stacked 4-Stroke A-Lites class, Colin Keegan had a great start and was in third place until a bad crash caused him to drop back to finish ninth behind Conner Keegan. Hunter Williams ended the day in 11th.
KR4’s own Chase Sweda continues to chase the 250B championship and ended the day in second and is in the lead for the 2017 season thus far.
Brandon Keegan finished the day in fifth place and is tied for 1st in the 200B points standings.