Factory Gas Gas Rider Broc Hepler Wins ACES Jake-Tom Enduro

Eric Lease Takes Overall A,
Stephen Graves Wins Overall B

Share This Story!


The Jake-Tom Enduro in Logan, OH, on August 14 proved to be fun and challenging for riders with rain coming late in the day. Factory Gas Gas rider Broc Hepler took his 2017 Gas Gas 300 to a commanding win at the enduro hosted by Hocking Valley Motorcycle Club. He had an almost 5 minute spread over second place.

Seven test sections separated the riders’ scores. A summer monsoon hit during Test 5 and changed the conditions drastically for the final two tests.

Wheelsports KTM rider Robbie Jenks finished in second. Jake Walters, who finished third, and Jenks found their groove in the wet Ohio soil in the last two tests. Jenks put his KTM 500XCW just 15 seconds behind Hepler in both of the last two tests, while Jake Walters wrung-out his two-stroke KTM to come in just 47 and 30 seconds behind Hepler in the last two tests respectively. Sport Cycle Racing’s Zach Klamfoth just missed the podium by 32 seconds on his YZ450FX.

Overall A

Aboard his Eric Lease of Salem, OH, took the Overall A win, finishing 10 minutes behind pro and race winner Hepler. Lease competed in the Open A class.

30+ A competitor Darren Bigley narrowly missed the Overall A award by 54 seconds. Nathan Bidwell of the Open A class followed approximately 2.5 minutes behind Lease.

Overall B

Stephen Graves, a 30+ B rider of Westerville, OH, captured the Overall B trophy. Open B rider Dylan Stevens behind Graves, while Jon Lockhart of the 40+ B class was third in contention for Overall B.

View detailed results at https://aces-races.com/2016-results.

The next round of ACES, the Grassman National Enduro, is scheduled for August 28 in Chandlersville, OH. The event is hosted by the Ohio Woods Riders.

About the Author

heatherwilsonHeather Wilson is a motorcycle enthusiast that rides both dirt and street bikes whenever she gets the chance. She grew up riding dirtbikes, attending local motorcycle races and helping out in her parents’ motorcycle dealership. She’s an Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism Alum and now does public relations and marketing in the motorcycle industry.  HeatherNWilson.com