MARQUETTE, Mich. (September 10, 2018) – Despite half the east coast being drenched with rain this weekend, Marquette, Michigan stayed in the clear and boasted some top-notch course conditions for the Loose Moose National Enduro which served as round eight of the Kenda AMA National Enduro (NEPG) series. The KR4/Husqvarna team started the long haul to the Upper Peninsula a little early and hit some of the world-famous mountain bike trails for some last minute prep, but come Sunday, it was go time as both Cory Buttrick and Tayla Jones hit the start grid.
Buttrick started off the day inside the top-10 and continued a consistent pace throughout the remainder of the day, with his best finish of seventh coming in the second to last test. Buttrick’s consistency paid off as he ended the day sixth overall in Pro 1.
Jones faced some stiff competition with a fellow Aussie in the varying terrain. Jones kicked off the racing action taking the opening victory, followed by second place in the second test. Jones once again topped the charts in the Women’s Elite class in Test 3 before finished runner-up in the remaining two tests. Despite her best efforts, Jones settled for second place at the Loose Moose NEPG.
“I felt really good all day but a couple mishaps lost me a lot of time,” said Jones. “I’m happy with second though, and was able to wrap up the championship which was awesome!” This makes Jones a two-time Women’s Elite champion in the NEPG series.
The KR4/Husqvarna team is excited to head to Harpursville, New York this weekend for the inaugural Parts Unlimited Black Sky GNCC. After a three-month break, the entire team will return to GNCC action, with the following weekend serving as the next NEPG round.
KR4 Performance Team Results:
Cory Buttrick – Pro 1 – 6th
Tayla Jones – Women’s Elite – 2nd
Next NEPG Event: Round 9 – Muddobbers NEPG @ Matthews, Indiana – September 23, 2018
**Photos by Darrin Chapman
KR4/Husqvarna Team Sponsors:
Husqvarna, Kenda Tire, Moose Racing, AMSOIL, Enduro Engineering, GTR Complex, FMF Racing, Schulz Cycle, Seat Concepts, P3 Carbon, Wiseco Performance Products, ProX Racing Parts, Engine Ice, ODI Bars & Grips, IMS Products, Alco Cleaners, G2 Ergonomics, Twin Air, Moto-Master Brakes, Rekluse, Motion Pro, Cometic Gaskets, X Brand Goggles, TM Design Works, Regina Chains, HBD MotoGraphx, Trail Tech, FPS Racing, Bell Helmets, All Balls Racing, Sidi Boots, Super B Batteries and Nitro Mousse Bibs.
About KR4 Performance:
KR4 Performance is a leading professional and amateur race team that participates in the Grand National Cross Country Championships (GNCC), the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series (FGSE) and the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) series. The 2017 KR4 team took home championships in each respective series. This year Layne Michael will make his XC1 Open Pro debut with the KR4 team, while Tayla Jones will look to repeat her Women’s Pro championships. KR4’s solid team structure is made up of former GNCC pros, expert motorcycle mechanics, and industry enthusiasts that are 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their racing goals. Visit www.kr4performance.com for more information.
About the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Program:
KR4 is paving the way for the future of off-road racing with its unparalleled Arrive-N-Ride Program, saving riders time, money and hassle. For an affordable fee, KR4 can offset the cost of racing and have everything ready for riders on race day. With the KR4 Arrive-N-Ride program, bikes are prepped by the KR4 team before a race and delivered with gear to riders on race day to the location of their choosing. To learn more or sign up for the Arrive-N-Ride experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kr4performance.com. For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page.