J Day Offroad Sprint Enduro rd 2 – Chester, NH

The Red Fern round of the 2016 J Day Offroad Sprint Enduro series was held under ideal conditions and weather that made for a great day of racing. John Day has created a new offroad experience in New England that is available for all skill levels and ages. If you haven’t tried this format event, then you don’t know what fun, with friends, an off road race can be.

True to our goals, Trail Jesters riders showed up to compete for the top spot on the podium. In a close battle for the overall Ben Kelley beat Jason Klammer by about 20 seconds … and the guys were stoked that they took the top two steps.  In the Woman’s class Taylor Johnston continues to improve. It shows in her test times and in her results by taking her second win of the season. Overall a strong showing by the team and we are now looking forward to round 3.

Ben Kelley - 1st Overall

Ben Kelley – 1st Overall

Jason Klammer - 2nd Overall

Jason Klammer – 2nd Overall

Taylor Johnston - 1st Place

Taylor Johnston – 1st Place

 

Josh Toth wins two in Canada – La Tuque, Quebec

Josh Toth went north this past weekend to take on Canada’s best off road riders at the 12 Heures D’Endurance de La Tuque.  This weekend of racing is billed as Canada’s largest off road event.  Josh raced the “EnduroCross” (Hare Scramble) and “EnduroCross Extreme” (EnduroCross) and took the overall win in both!

Josh Toth 1st overall "EnduroCross"

Josh Toth 1st overall “EnduroCross”

Josh Toth 1st overall "EnduroCross Extreme"

Josh Toth 1st overall “EnduroCross Extreme”

 

Limestone 100 GNCC rd 6 – Springville, IN

“Bringing Connecticut to the map of the GNCC racing nation.”

That one phrase by the RacerTV announcer sums up our Limestone 100 experience.  Very gnarly track and conditions. All the best riders XC1 & XC2 went down at least once today including all the big dogs. But it turned out to be our best day at the national level to date. Josh got 6th off the line and when they came out of the woods 2 miles later he was in 1st XC2 and pulling away. He stayed out front for three laps until he went over bars jumping a log. In the time it took him to get his bike upright, turned around and back on the track he had dropped 4 places. In parallel Ben had been working his way up from a bad start and passed Bolinger for the lead … and gapped him by about 40 seconds. So now Ben is leading XC2 and stayed out front for 2 full laps. This was a game of picking the right lines and avoiding lappers. Ben unfortunately picked a wrong line … and while stuck in a mud hole he was passed by Bollinger and Delong. Ironically Kaluib Russell’s Mom helped get Ben out! By then he had lost a lot of time but was still in 3rd so he then set out to reel in Delong … finishing 6 second behind 2nd place at the checkers.  It took Josh about 2 laps to get his flow back but then he started picking off riders, laying down very fast lap times and ended up a personal best 4th XC2 and 9th overall.

Podiums and personal bests aside … we want to thank the Trail Jesters Racing support crew and our great sponsors for getting us here. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.

Ben Kelley 3rd XC2 & 8th OA

Ben Kelley 3rd XC2 & 8th OA

Josh Toth 4th XC2 & 9th OA

Josh Toth 4th XC2 & 9th OA

NETRA Nutmeg State HS – Eastford, CT

Another great New England Hare Scramble with a great course.  The team was ripping and Josh Toth was all business leading a #jestersweep of the top 4 places overall at the NETRA Netmeg Hare Scramble on May 8, 2016.

Josh Toth 1st Overall

Josh Toth 1st Overall

Ben Kelley 2nd Overall

Ben Kelley 2nd Overall

John Kelley 3rd Overall

John Kelley 3rd Overall

Jim Senecal 4th Overall

Jim Senecal 4th Overall

Camp Coker GNCC rd 5 – Society Hill, SC

Thunder, lightening, down pour, mud holes, killer ruts, rooty … sounds like a good track for the New England rippas 🙂  and another solid round for Ben and Josh.

Ben Kelley 4th XC2 & 9th Overall at Camp Coker GNCC round 5.

Ben Kelley 4th XC2 & 9th Overall at Camp Coker GNCC round 5.

 

Josh Toth 8th XC2 & 16th OA at Camp Coker GNCC round 5.

Josh Toth 8th XC2 & 16th OA at Camp Coker GNCC round 5.

Josh Toth GoPro

Ride along with Josh Toth for the entire Enduro Test 6 on day 2 at Full Gas Sprint Enduro round 3. Josh placed 2nd in this test … and the cool thing is the rider he is reeling at the end is Australian 2015 Six Days champ and factory Yamaha rider David Milner 🙂

Edit by Kyle Wolfe.

Click here ==> Josh Toth GoPro via Trail Jesters YouTube channel.

ISDE Qualifier Full Gas Sprint Enduro rd 3

ISDE Qualifier Full Gas Sprint Enduro rd 3