GNCC Racing

KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Camp Coker Bullet GNCC

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 10:25 AM

The KR4/Husqvarna team traveled to the Palmetto State this past weekend for the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC in Society Hill, South Carolina. The weather was a racer’s dream and made for the perfect opportunity for local racers and fans to attend - This also made the AMSOIL Garage the place to be! The local AMSOIL distributor and KR4 mechanics saw record numbers come through the doors and nearly every set of ODI grips and donuts disappeared off the shelf over the course of the weekend.

Once Sunday came it was time to go racing. Tayla Jones kicked off the day in the 10 a.m. race where she raced her way to not only the WXC class win, but also the overall win ahead of almost 500 riders. Bill Gold also continued his dominance in the Silver Masters A (55+) class taking home gold for the third straight time.

In the 1 p.m. Pro race, Liam Draper headlined the action and finished just off the podium in the XC2 250 Pro class in fourth. The New Zealand native excelled in the sandy conditions, and is eager to carry this momentum into the next round where he will aim to stand on top of the box at the end of the three-hour race.

Layne Michael had a great jump off the line and quickly maneuvered his way to the front of the pack until he suffered from a violent crash that ended his day early. His teammate, Cory Buttrick, ran a consistent pace and crossed the line in eighth.

Colin Keegan had his career-best finish in the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class with his fifth place finish. “I had a fun day racing this past weekend, and the track was perfect - I loved it,” said Colin Keegan.

Conner and Brandon Keegan continued their sibling rivalry in the 4-Stroke A Lites class. This weekend it was Brandon who came out on top in 19th, with Conner placing 21st.

Three Texas based riders utilized the Arrive-n-Ride program, where they were able to fly into the event and have a fully-prepped Husqvarna machine ready for them upon arrival. Brad Kammer finished 19th in the Sportsman A class, while Chase Sweda placed 28th. Lance Haley was running 19th overall until he damaged the clutch hose on a crash. Haley recovered to place 14th in the Super Senior A (45+) class.

1 p.m. Race Results:

  • Layne Michael – XC1 Open Pro – 12th (199th overall)
  • Cory Buttrick – XC1 Open Pro – 8th (11th overall)
  • Liam Draper – XC2 250 Pro – 4th (12th overall)
  • Colin Keegan – FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am – 5h (50th overall)
  • Conner Keegan – 4-Stroke A Lites – 21st (179th overall)
  • Brandon Keegan – 4-Stroke A Lites – 19th (170th overall)

10 a.m. Race Results:

  • Tayla Jones – WXC – 1st (1st overall)
  • Bill Gold – Silver Masters A (55+) – 1st (38th overall)
  • Brad Kammer - Sportsman A - 19th (50th overall)
  • Lance Haley - Super Senior A (45+) - 
  • Chase Sweda - Sportsman A -28th (202nd overall)

The KR4 team continues racing this weekend in Bristol, Virginia with the Harleywood Full Gas Sprint Enduro.

Next GNCC Event: Round 6 – Peru, IN – May 13, 2018

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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 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 [email protected] or visit For additional information, follow the team on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For the team’s photo gallery, visit their Flickr page.