TEAM KYMCO KEP Factory Racing Takes On the Famous and Fierce Vegas to Reno Race
For immediate release: August 14, 2017
Spartanburg, South Carolina: TEAM KYMCO KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection) WARP Factory Racing takes on the Vegas to Reno, grueling, brutal, and agreeably savage off road race this week, August 16-19. Sharing the challenging joys of riding for the team on the KYMCO MXU 700i LE are popular ATV pro racer Adam McGill, newly crowned GNCC 4x4 Lites National Champion Justin Wood, and Team Captain Alex “Wicked Al” Koolitz.
This is the first time KYMCO has competed in the Best In the Dessert General Tire Vegas to Reno Presented by FOX off road racing event, which is an unforgiving test of the mettle of man and metal of machine. This race is over 500 miles long, traversing spline-rupturing ravines, dirt, dust, and hissing lizards, in the wilds of Nevada’s Western desert.
Trading riding duties on the TEAM KYMCO KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection) WARP Factory Racing MXU 700i LE are top-level pro ATV cross-country racer Adam McGill, who is known nationwide for his charismatic personality. McGill started racing in the premier Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series as a 16-year-old, and was the youngest racer to place in the top-three of a GNCC. McGill quickly won a GNCC Pro Am Championship title and was awarded the AMA ATVA Amateur Rider of the Year Award. In the Pro Class, McGill has spent the last three years ranked in the top 5 nationally, with his many fans known as the “McGill Mafia”.
Justin Wood, now retired from the US Navy, re-immerse himself into GNCC cross-country ATV racing, competing an entire GNCC season aboard a utility ATV in the 4x4 Senior class and bringing home his first championship. In 2017, Wood joined KYMCO USA as a factory backed ATV racer and has wrapped up the 4x4 Lites class, with a few races yet remaining, aboard a KYMCO MXU700i LE ATV. Maybe even more impressive, ironman Wood pulled off a miraculous 13th-overall finish at the toughest race of the season at Snowshoe, West Virgina, in a field of well over 200 racers.
Team Captain Alex Kollitz has raced in MX, dirt-track, arena-cross and cross-country; anything he could do with the equipment he had. In 2008, Kollitz switched from bikes to ATV’s, finding success in series such as AZGP, Whiplash, WORCS and Quadcross. Currently, Al is a well decorated factory-backed KYMCO racer who has earned Championships in the WORCS series aboard both the KYMCO MXU 700i ATV and UXV 700i UTV.
Join us on for live reports on Instagram (@kymco_offroad) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KYMCO.ATV/, and look for our race reports in ATV/UTV media outlets such as Dirt Toys dirttoysmag.com, and ATV Illustrated atvillustrated.com.
The sponsors graciously supporting TEAM KYMCO KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection) WARP Factory Racing include KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection), WARP Offroad, Elka Suspension, TrakMotive, TireBlocks, CST, Dynojet, MZM Performance.
The KYMCO brand of scooters, motorcycles, ATV’s, and Side by Sides, are exclusively distributed in North America by KYMCO USA. Founded in 1963, KYMCO-manufactured products are respected worldwide for their quality, value, and durability. KYMCO USA, wholly owned by Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd., has its sales, marketing, and distribution center in Spartanburg, SC. KYMCO USA serves over 500 dealers nationwide, building the KYMCO brand’s reputation and market share through superior value, new products, excellent dealer support, enthusiast events, race support and sponsorship, and strategic industry partnerships with other quality brands. Learn more at www.KYMCOUSA.com.