On The Pegs August 2017 - Volume 2 - Issue 8 - Page 82

On The Pegs KR4’s Grant Baylor The KR4 Arrive-n-Ride program has become a major player in the world of east coast off-road racing, supplying bikes for riders wanting to have a “factory” experience, but who don’t have the time to drive to events. The program also won a major championship last year when Thad DuVall took the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro title. We spoke to the owner and founder of the company, Frank Keegan, to find out the ins and outs of the program. What gave you the idea of doing this program? Essentially we started the KR4 Arrive ‘n Ride program which is very similar to a lot of the other sports Arrive ‘n Ride programs that you see out there. There’s truck teams, and there’s Indy racing and things like that. Barber Dodge, they do an Arrive ‘n Ride experience which a rider can come and drive a couple- hundred-thousand-dollar car and race the circuit. So, we kind of use that model and basically kind of put it into the enduro space. That’s kind of my forte is racing GNCC racing. I started doing them in 1988 and then from there went pro. Then my four boys kind of make up the KR4. That’s the concept behind it. My four boys basically we started going to GNCC’s again