2018 National Enduro rd 6 – Cross Fork, PA

Ben Kelley was on fire at the Rattlesnake National Enduro round 6 held in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania. Ben surprised everyone with a fast start to the day taking second place overall on the short 3 mile test 1. He then continued to battle for a podium spot throughout the next three tests. Heading into the final test 6 (test 5 was canceled) Ben was sitting in third place overall and down 2 seconds to fellow KTM rider Stu Baylor. Ben’s charge saw him ride to the test win by 17 seconds and to secure a personal best second overall for the day. Ben heads in to round seven of the National Enduro series sitting in third place in championship points.


Ben Kelley with 2-3-4-3-1 test scores for 2nd overall at Rattlesnake National Enduro.

2018 National Enduro rd 4 – Arrington, VA

Ben Kelley got off to a slow start at Dragon Back National Enduro round 4 in Arrington, VA. But by test 3 Ben started to pick up his pace and with the final two tests moved up to 5th in NE Pro1 class and the overall.

Kelley: “I felt like I rode good in the last two tests. I was just not aggressive enough in the beginning so I was just off pace.”

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.

AMA National Enduro rd 1 – Sumter, SC

To kick the racing season off the Trail Jesters GNCC team hit round 1 of the AMA National Enduro championship in Sumter, SC. Ben Kelley debuted his new Edelmann’s 2016 KTM 250 xc and Josh Toth used this race to break in his new Edelmann’s 2016 KTM 250 xc-f. This was the first race with in their MSR NXT gear, Gaerne boots and Scott goggles. Both national circuit rookies adapted quickly to the AMA enduro format and put down a solid day ripping through the tight single track and South Carolina sand.  Josh finished 12th OA and Ben finished 20th OA.

 

Josh Toth took 12th OA at AMA National Enduro rd 1 in Sumter, SC. (photo by Kenneth King)

Josh Toth in action at AMA National Enduro round 1 (photo by Kenneth King)