Team Gas Gas NA Off-Road resumed racing this past Weekend April 23rd and 24th at the east coast ISDE Qualifier/ Full Gas Sprint Enduro series in Romney WV. Near perfect conditions greeted the 240 riders in attendance to compete in the two day event. Riders were timed to the hundredth of a second in both the cross test and the enduro test 3 times each for a total of 6 test per day.
Team rider Broc Hepler on his new EC300 seemed to really excel in the sprint style event and dominated the E3 class putting his Gas Gas on top of the podium yet again! After winning both days, Broc Hepler has qualified for his first ISDE which will take place later this year in Spain! Hepler really seemed to mesh well with the extra power of the his 300 and has decided to make the switch from the 250 to the 300 for the remainder of the season.
Team manager / rider Johnny Barber also rode a strong race in the E2 class putting his Gas Gas on the podium with a solid 3rd place finish after two days of racing. Barber, an ISDE veteran has also put himself in qualifying position for Spain.
Barber commented, "This weekend our team really came together with everyone putting in so much effort. We proved yet again that our bikes can compete at the highest level and as Team Manager it's very rewarding to see everyone's hard work paying off. Hepler rode absolutely fantastic all weekend and I'm excited to see him carry this momentum into our next event."
"Thanks to all of our sponsors and also the Full Gas Sprint Enduro crew for putting on a great qualifier."
LOI ISDE Qualifier Results:
1st - Broc Hepler- Gas Gas
2nd - Timothy Price
3rd - Connor Depew
1st - Ben Kelly
2nd - Michael Pillar
3rd - Johnny Barber- Gas Gas
Special thanks to our sponsors: Gas Gas Motos, Lunova Group 6D Helmets, Super B Lithium batteries, Supersprox, Tri-State Powersports, Shift Racing, SCOTT Motosports, GoldenTyre West, FMF Racing, Spectro Oils, Fasst Company, HBD Graphics, Numbers Brewing Company, P3 Composites, LLC PR2 Suspension, Mika Metals and Bullet Proof Designs
Next Event: June
ACES Enduro Series: ADR RD3. Wellston OH