KR4 Battles the Mud Fest

Peru, In  May 21, 2017―  The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC / KR4 Arrive-N-Ride / Husqvarna Team traveled to the X-Factor GNCC

Round 6 of the GNCC series brought our team to the X-Factor.  The X-Factor is a 1,000 acre whitetail deer hunting preserve located in Peru, Indiana.  Several days of rain made conditions practically impossible, making for blown engines and DNF’s.
The youth race was delayed until 9am.  KR4’s Troy Horbaty plowed through the mud and had his best finish of the year!  Troy proved he has what it takes and can handle the worst of conditions.  Troy finished 3rd in the highly competitive 85 7-11 class and 14th overall.  Way to go Troy!  You are the ROCKSTAR this week!   “I LOVE GNCC RACING! Any other race would have been canceled.  I’m going to have to wash my dog after this one eh?”
~~ Troy Horbaty
  Rockstar Troy Horbaty warming up before the race
Photo Credit:  Ken Hill
Troy Horbaty 85 7-11 podium interview
Amsoil keeps KR4 running right!
Due to conditions being brutal, the 10am amateur race was combined with the 1pm pro race and held at 1pm.
WXC Pro Tayla Jones, not feeling 100%, decided to sit this round out so she can be ready for next week’s round 7.
XC1 Pro, Grant Baylor, battled through the mud to finish 7th.
“The race didn’t go as planned.  I just got stuck a few too many times to run with the top guys” — Grant Baylor
XC3 Pro Am, Hunter Neuwirth finished 7th for the day.
Grant Baylor 314
Photo: Ken Hill
“Made a good start this time and was 3rd going into the woods. Made a small mistake in the first mud hole and fell back to 4th or 5th. Pushed hard to get up front and made it up to second. After first lap I was 2nd in XC2 and 4th overall. On the second lap I was mixed in the front of XC1 but we came to a technical uphill with a lot of lapped riders stuck and I made a mistake which cost me a lot of positions. Struggled also through lap 3 and went down a couple of times. 4th lap was a little bit better and made some passes and finished 8th in XC2 and 17th overall.  Happy to see that I have the speed to be up front, I just need to continue in this direction and stop making mistakes”
— XC2 Pro, Jesper Börjesson

Jesper Börjesson

Jesper Börjesson Pit
XC1 Pro Scott Grills
In the highly competitive 4-stroke A Lites class, brothers Colin and Conner Keegan battled their way around the track finishing 8th and 6th respectively.
Colin Keegan
Photo Credit: Ken Hill
Conner Keegan
Other KR4 Team Results:
Bill Gold DNF
Chase Sweda DNF
Brandon Keegan 5th in 200B
Grass Roots:
Jesse Groves 3rd in 200C 16+
Troy Ayres 3rd in Senior C 40+
Sam Hall 6th in 200B

About GNCC Racing

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from 8 to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and For more information, please visit

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. KR4’s team won the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship. KR4 Pro, Grant Baylor, was a member of the 2016 Junior American ISDE team, which placed 2nd in  the 2016 International Six Day Enduro. 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 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 or visit For additional information, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page.
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