Introducing the 2023 Trail Jesters KTM Off-Road Racing Team
Copake Lake, N.Y. (December 19, 2022) - Trail Jesters KTM Racing is pleased to introduce our 2023 roster of professional athletes. We have two returning riders, Korie Steede and Mason Semmens, and the team is excited to welcome newcomer, Grant Davis, who is set to make his official debut at the professional level in 2023.
Korie Steede returns to the team for her second year with her sights set firmly on the AMA GNCC WXC championship in 2023. Korie hails from Beloit, Ohio and had 2 WXC wins and 11 podiums in 2022. Korie also had a remarkable rookie showing at the 2022 International Six Days of Enduro held in Puy-en-Valey, France. Korie earned a Silver Medal as the second fastest women in this FIM World Championship event and a Gold Medal for her actual timed score. Korie also placed 4th Overall in WMX class at 2022 Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Korie will ride a 2023 KTM 250 XC-F in the AMA GNCC Series (WXC) and the AMA National Enduro Series (Womens Elite). @koriesteede
Melbourne, Australia native Mason Semmens returns for his second year of GNCC XC2 250 Pro racing. The 21 year old had several injuries in 2022 that kept him sidelined and he is looking to show his full potential in the coming year. Before coming to the United States, Semmens was the top 250 offroad rider in Australia. Semmens was also a multi-time Australian Junior 125cc and 250cc Motocross Champion. Mason will ride a 2023 KTM 250 XC-F in the AMA GNCC Series (XC2 250 Pro) and the AMA U.S. Sprint Enduro Series (Pro2). @masonsemmens
Grant Davis joins the team and will ride a 2023 KTM 250 XC-F in the AMA GNCC Series (XC2 250 Pro) and the AMA National Enduro Series (Pro2). The 17 year old hails from Meshoppen, PA and has had a remarkable rise through the GNCC Youth ranks including 65cc, 85cc, YXC2 and YXC1 National Championships culminating in 2020 with also becoming the GNCC Overall Youth National Champion. Grant's two years as an amateur saw 2021 disrupted by injury and then coming back to take the 2022 GNCC 250A National Championship. @grantdavis922
“Trail Jesters has assembled a talented set of young riders for 2023. I am very much looking forward to seeing them all continue to develop and compete for championships in multiple series this year.”, said Tim Weigand, Manager of KTM Off-road Racing.
“As a team we have renewed focus and determination going into 2023. The addition of Grant Davis, with returning riders Korie Steede and Mason Semmens, gives us a very competitive line up. We also have a tremendous set of team sponsors that will help enable our success. And we're super stoked to be on the new 2023 KTM chassis and engine package.” said Ross Mauri, Founder of Trail Jesters.
Sponsors: KTM, FMF Racing, Moose Racing, Alpinestars, Parts Unlimited, Renthal, WP, Solid Performance, Dunlop Tires, Motorex, Steve Hatch Racing, Edelmann Sales, Ranch Russell, Engine Ice, XCGear, Power-of-the-Mind, Gear Bicycles, Bullet Proof Designs, P3 Carbon, Motool, Hinson Racing, Seat Concepts, IMS Products, Squid Decals, RK/Excel, Nihilo Concepts, Motion Pro, TM Designworks, Twin Air and SuperB Batteries.