ANR Welcomes New Team Members, Along With Returning Racers
COAL CENTER, Pa. (February 10, 2016) - The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR team is pleased to announce its 2016 Arrive-N-Ride team members and industry-leading sponsors. Once again led by top XC1 Pro rider Thad DuVall, the 20-member Arrive-N-Ride team will compete in the 13-round Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series and the eight-round Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series.
DuVall, who captured one overall victory in the 2015 GNCC Series, will compete in the premier XC1 Pro Class for the second straight year aboard the Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Husqvarna FC 350. Florida's Luke Parsons will join DuVall on the roster this season, competing in his first-ever XC2 Pro Lites season aboard the FC 250.
Pennsylvania's Sarah Baldwin will return to contest the highly competitive WXC Championship in 2016, riding a Husqvarna TE 300.
The KR4 Arrive-N-Ride team will showcase five riders in the Youth division this season, including returning team members Jack Groover, Dylan Brinson and Brian Keegan. Groover and Brinson will make their debut on the TC 85, joining 85cc veteran Brian Keegan in the ranks. Two new riders join the ANR Youth lineup in 2016 as Jacob Pacheco and Ethan Pacheco are set to compete in the 65cc and 85cc classes.
Several Arrive-N-Ride team members will make the jump from the Youth to Amateur ranks in 2016, including Cole Groover, who will race the Schoolboy Class aboard a TC 125. Brandon Keegan returns to the ANR program for his fourth season, where he will also compete in the Schoolboy Class aboard a TC 125, joined by Remington Andrews and Clayton Andrews, who will compete in the Schoolboy Class for the first time ever. Derek Pacheco and Cierra Pacheco will join the ANR lineup for the first time in 2016, both competing in the Amateur division.
In their fourth year as ANR members, Conner Keegan and Colin Keegan will both compete in the 4 Stroke A Lites Class on an FC 250. In his third year with the ANR team, Brittan Laird will make the jump to the three-hour race to compete aboard the FC 250 in the B Class. Coleman Brinson will race in the Open A Class in his third season with the ANR team. Former Youth Overall winner, Hunter Williams, will also make the jump to the three-hour race, where he will compete in the 4-Stroke B Lites Class. Eddy White joins the ANR team for the first time this season, competing aboard the FC 250 in the 250 B Class.
The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Arrive-N-Ride program would like to extend a big thank you to its returning sponsors for 2016: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, Husqvarna, Maxxis AMSOIL and Keegan Wireless. Additionally, the program would like to welcome Moose Racing and Parts Unlimited as the official gear and clothing of the Arrive-N-Ride team.
The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR team kicks off its 2016 season this weekend, February 13-14, in Gaston, South Carolina with the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series. The GNCC Series begins Sunday, March 6 in Palatka, Florida.