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J Day Sprint Enduro Series

Ben Kelley 1st overall J Day Sprint Enduro round 4 (photo by Art Pepin)

Ben Kelley 1st overall J Day Sprint Enduro round 4 (photo by Art Pepin)

#repost from @jdayoffroadsprintenduro

“Ben Kelley has taken the 2015 J Day Sprint Enduros by storm! Ben has proven his raw speed by winning 3 out of 3 #JDayE events! With the series 4 rounds deep and Ben fulfilling his work credit at round 1, he is a definite favorite for the 2015 Sprint Enduro Championship!”

Ben Kelley 2nd Overall at 2015 ECEA “TOUGH Like RORR”

Ben Kelley 2nd overall 2015 "Tough Like RORR" (photo by Eric Waltz)

Ben Kelley 2nd overall 2015 “Tough Like RORR” (photo by Eric Waltz)

Ben Kelley rode strong and distinguished himself at the first TOUGH Like RORR event in Tamaqua, PA.  This event showcased Pennsylvania’s best technical, tight and rocky terrain. Riding against many top national pros Ben took a strong second overall after the four race weekend.

See coverage in Innovation Offroad on TOUGH Like RORR.

Team Trail Jesters to compete in 2015 International Six Days Enduro

The three Trail Jesters (L to R: John Kelley, Josh Toth and Ben Kelley) who will represent the USA at the ISDE in Slovakia. (photo by Andrew Fredrickson)

The three Trail Jesters (L to R: John Kelley, Josh Toth and Ben Kelley) who will represent the USA at the ISDE in Slovakia. (photo by Andrew Fredrickson)

Press Release — Copake Lake, N.Y. (June 16, 2015) Three members of the Trail Jesters enduro off-road motorcycle team will compete in the 90th edition of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) this year in Kosice, Slovakia, on September 7-12, 2015. Returning ISDE veterans Ben Kelley, a 2014 ISDE gold medalist, cousin John Kelley and rookie ISDE competitor Josh Toth, plus 28 others, will represent the USA in the event known as the “Moto Olympics”, the premier off-road world championship event. The ISDE is the most prestigious and largest annual off-road motorcycle race in the world hosted each year in a different country.  Click here to read the entire release.

Ben Kelley gofundme ==> http://www.gofundme.com/x66p37y8
John Kelley gofundme ==> http://www.gofundme.com/v5dfej8
Josh Toth gofundme ==> http://www.gofundme.com/vgv6xc4k

2015 AMA ISDE Qualifier – Newburg, WV

Ben Kelley 2nd place E2 2015 AMA ISDE Qualifier - Photo by Andrew Fredrickson

Ben Kelley 2nd place E2 2015 AMA ISDE Qualifier – Photo by Andrew Fredrickson

On May 2nd and 3rd the Trail Jesters headed to Newburg, West Virgina to run the second round of the Full Gas Sprint Enduro series. This round was added in a two day format to serve as the east coast AMA qualifier for the 2015 ISDE.  We entered Josh Toth in the E1 class riding a Husaberg FE250, Ben Kelley in the E2 class on a KTM 250xc and John Kelley in E3 on a KTM 300xc.

Beautiful skies and weather set the stage for an outstanding showing by all three jesters. Ben Kelley led the way by placing 5th overall on day 1 and 6th overall on day 2. In the critical class placement, Ben took 2nd place in E2 behind Factory Beta rider Cory Buttrick.  Josh walked away from the other riders in E1, winning by a combined two day total of over four minutes.  John had a lot of experienced ISDE veterans breathing down his back both days, but be rode very strong and won the E3 class by 8 seconds!

The AMA will officially announce all 31 riders selected for Team USA on June 8th.  But given their first and second place podiums all three jesters will be heading to Kosice, Slovakia in September to race the 90th International Six Days Enduro!

Jimmy Decotis – SX and MX update

Jimmy Decotis 2015 SX 250 Lites East - photo by Ryne Swanberg

Jimmy Decotis 2015 SX 250 Lites East – photo by Ryne Swanberg

The 2015 East 250 series had it’s ups and down for Jimmy Decotis.  Mostly ups because of Jimmy’s character and determination to compete at the highest level and show everyone what a great privateer can accomplish.  Jimmy took third several times in the heats and had 5 top 10 final finishes this season. We are so proud of Jimmy being the top privateer and hearing the industry buzz about his speed and results. And the best news of all … Jimmy has signed with the MX101 team backed by Yamaha of Canada and will contest the 2015 Rockstar Energy Canadian National MX series.  Privateer no more … can’t wait to see Jimmy on the podium this summer!