Press Release –
When Jack Moore finished last year’s 12 Hours of America endurance race in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he was amazed at the amount of punishment a KYMCO Mongoose 250 could take. So he was doubly impressed when his team rode to the finish in this year¹s event on the same machine!
“This KYMCO just amazes me,” said Moore, an ATV enthusiast who owns a business in East Springfield, PA. “We beat it to death, running full throttle over stones the size of softballs sticking out of the ground.”
Moore says that the KYMCO-standard, no-shifting CVT transmission was a big advantage. “On this tough course, it’s phenomenal how many times we would have been shifting, but didn¹t have to. This one you just jump on, put your thumb in it and hang on.”
Dr. John Susz of Frederick, MD and Todd Swain from outside Harrisburg, PA were Jack Moore’s teammates in the event’s +30 Class for riders over 30 with racing experience. The Mongoose 250 they rode was stock with the exception of Paoli shocks, an exhaust system from Desert Toys, and wheel spacers.
Sponsored by Maxxis Tires and promoted by Fast-Trak and Rausch Creek Motorsports, the fourth 12 Hours of America race was held in Valley View, PA Oct 29, 2005. Seventy-three teams entered but only 61 finished all 12 hours over the grueling five-mile course that combines Motocross, Tourist Trophy and racing through the woods.
Moore, Susz and Swain changed off after every hour, running about 3 laps per shift.
Describing the course, Jack Moore said, “Rocks, rocks, rocks. I’ll be seeing rocks in my dreams. A lot of machines busted up, but this was the second time around for this same Mongoose. Just amazing.”