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2018 National Enduro rd 1 – Sumter, SC

Ben Kelley ripping through the pines. (photo by Shan Moore)

Great start to the season as Ben Kelley takes his first ever National Enduro podium on a sandy and rain soaked course in Sumter, South Carolina on February 4, 2018. Starting on the 43 row Ben put his 2018 KTM 250 XC-F in the top 10 every test including taking 3rd place in tests 2 and 3.

(photo by Shan Moore)

Ben joined Steward Baylor Jr (1st overall) and Josh Toth (2nd overall) on the podium for a KTM rider sweep of National Enduro round 1.

2018 Trail Jesters KTM Racing Team Announced

The 2018 Trail Jesters KTM Racing team will have a five-rider roster of Ben Kelley, Jason Klammer, Taylor Johnston, Simon Johnson and Owen Giese.

Ben Kelley is GNCC national #530 XC2 250 Pro for 2018. Ben will race a factory prepared KTM 250 XC-F in the Grand National Cross Country XC2 250 Pro class and AMA National Enduro Championship NE1 Pro division. He will also compete in select National Extreme Enduros aboard a KTM 250 XC-W TPI.

Jason Klammer is #808 and will ride a KTM 250 XC in the J Day Off Road GP Pro class in 2018. Jason is the 2017 J Day Sprint Enduro champion and also a two time NETRA Hare Scramble champion. As a member of the 2016 AMA U.S. ISDE team, Jason earned a Gold Medal at the FIM ISDE in Spain.

Taylor Johnston is Women’s #106 and will ride a KTM 250 XC-W TPI in the 2018 JDay Offroad GP series. Taylor is the two time defending J Day Off Road Sprint Enduro Women’s champion.

Simon Johnson is GNCC national #118 A250 for 2018 season. Simon is riding a KTM 250 XC-F this year. 2017 was Simon’s first year in New England AA class and he placed 3rd Overall NETRA Hare Scrambles championship and 2nd place JDay Offroad Sprint Enduro championship.

Owen Giese is GNCC national #322 A250 for 2018 season. Owen is riding a KTM 250 XC-F in 2018. Owen placed 10th overall in the 2017 GNCC A250 championship.

2017 GNCC Year in Review

Ben Kelley and Mackenizie Tricker feature in our 2017 GNCC highlights reel. We also give a few shout outs to our great sponsors and crew.

We’re going to France!

We are super stoked that Ben Kelley and Josh Toth are on the 2017 AMA U.S. International Six Days of Enduro team! The ISDE is the annual FIM Enduro World Championship for national teams and is considered to be the Olympics of motorcycling.

Trail Jesters Athlete Josh Toth has been selected by the American Motorcyclist Association to race as a member of the Junior World Trophy team that will represent the United States in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, this August. Josh will ride his AmPro Factory Yamaha YZ250FX and join Grant Baylor and Layne Michael on the Junior World Trophy Team.

Josh Toth was the Top Overall Club rider and C1 Class Champion at the 2016 ISDE in Spain. (Photo by Art Pepin)

For the fourth year in a row Ben Kelley will compete in the FIM International Six Days of Enduro. The Trail Jesters KTM Racing rider was selected by the American Motorcyclist Association to race as a member of the U.S. ISDE Team. Ben will ride a 2017 KTM 250 XC-F and join fellow KTM riders Cody Webb and Ty Tremaine to go after the FIM ISDE Club Team championship.

Ben Kelley was the C2 Class Champion at the 2016 ISDE in Spain (Photo by Art Pepin)

Mackenzie Tricker joins Trail Jesters KTM Racing

We are very pleased to announce that Mackenzie Tricker has joined Trail Jesters KTM Racing for 2017.

Mackenzie is 21 years old and hails from Vineyard NSW Australia. She has won national championships in dirt track, long track and motocross including three consecutive Loretta Lynn’s titles. In 2017 Mackenzie is focused on the GNCC, Full Gas Sprint Enduro series and select WMX events.  After two rounds for each series Mackenzie currently sits tied for 2nd place GNCC WXC and tied for 1st place in Full Gas Women’s Pro class.

At GNCC races Mackenzie will pit along side Ben Kelley under the Trail Jesters banner co-located with the KTM Factory Racing team on pro row.  Kenz is supported by KTM North America and her KTM mechanic is Woody Bramlett.  Mackenzie retains all of her current sponsors and we look to add additional sponsors in support of her quest for 2017 championships.  If you are at a GNCC race please stop by our pits and say hello.