Several Sponsors Return to Series, New Sponsors Join
The Appalachian Championship Enduro Series will kick off the first round of competition this Sunday, March 13, in Londonderry, Ohio. The Art Mitchell Memorial Enduro is hosted by the Chillicothe Enduro Riders Association.
“The trail will consist of approximately 65 ground miles,” said Joe Uhrig, President of CERA. “We’ve been working hard for the last few months to cut trail. The wet weather has made it difficult, but we are hoping for good weather leading up to the race. A lot of our trail drains very well with the clay and rock that is present.
“There will be our normal amount of tight, technical single-track and some sections with more open flowing trail as well. Bring your brain, and mount some fresh knobbies. This is a real timekeeping enduro,” Uhrig said.
The 2015 ACES Champion, former AMA pro motocrosser Broc Hepler, now riding for Factory GasGas will attempt to defend his 2015 championship. Veteran racer Robbie Jenks, aboard his Wheelsports KTM, placed runner-up last season. He will be competing to reclaim the ACES championship which he won in 2009.
The 2014 series champion, Zach Klamfoth, will also be a top contender in the chase to the championship, in addition to 2015 Overall A champion, Brian Melik, who has moved up to the AA class.
Rounding out the rest of the pro class this season is Chris Sturman, Eric Kriberney, Brett Zofchak, Jeff Melik, Jake Walters, Johnny Barber, Morgan Green, Travis Green and Trevor Kline.
“We are excited to kick off the 2016 enduro season with a classic time-keeper event like the Art Mitchell Memorial Enduro,” said Kory Young, president of ACES. “The CERA guys do a great job of laying out a ton of trail, and I’m positive that every rider will get their money’s worth on this classic enduro run. I’m looking forward to getting the Husky out on their trails!”
Multi-Wing has once again stepped up as a presenting sponsor for the series. Coppersmith Powersport joins Multi-Wing as a co-presenting sponsor this year.
Our feature Sponsors include Fly Racing, ICO Racing, Kenda USA, Motorex and Athens Sport Cycles. All of whom are returning sponsors of the series.
Associate Sponsors include Action Extreme Sports, Bohn Cycle, Caton’s Cycle Center, Clinton County Motorsports, Five Six O Graphics, JM Cycles, Klamfoth, Inc., KRW Cycles, Led Sled Customs, Pointview Cycle, Rehmert’s Kawasaki/KTM, Tri-State Powersports, Uhrig Financial, Wheelsports and Zayne Watson Photo.
“The ACES team is appreciative of all our sponsors who help to support our racers and have given our volunteer team the resources to be able to build and grow the series,” Young said. “We are thrilled with the new sponsors and industry support for ACES in 2016. With 12 ACES rounds this season, and some better classes for our entry-level groups, it is poised to be a banner year for enduros in the midwest.”
To view more information about the series, visit ACES-races.com. Follow the series on Facebook at Facebook.com/ACESraces, Twitter at @ACES_races, and Instagram at @ACES_races.
Established in 2008, Appalachian Championship Enduro Series (ACES) is an American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned off-road racing series. Majority of the events are held in Southern Ohio. However, in 2015, three new events/clubs were added to the series which expanded the race locations to include Pennsylvania and Indiana. The series now features 12 rounds hosted by 12 different clubs and boasts a mix of timekeeping races and restart format races.
ACES is generously backed by sponsors who contribute to the growth of the series and support the racers.
Presenting Sponsors: Multi-Wing and Coppersmith Powersport
Feature Sponsors: Fly Racing, ICO Racing, Kenda USA, Motorex and Athens Sport Cycles
Associate Sponsors: Action Extreme Sports, Bohn Cycle, Caton’s Cycle Center, Clinton County Motorsports, Five Six O Graphics, JM Cycles, Klamfoth, Inc., KRW Cycles, Led Sled Customs, Pointview Cycle, Rehmert’s Kawasaki/KTM, Tri-State Powersports, Uhrig Financial, Wheelsports and Zayne Watson Photo.
Photo: 2015 series champion Broc Hepler, credit: Zayne Watson Photo