Broc Hepler Joins Luonva Racing

Cycle News Staff | December 13, 2017

Broc Hepler Joins Luonva Racing – Former pro motocrosser Broc Hepler will be racing full-time next year in the woods, having landed a full-time ride on the Lunova Racing Team riding a Kawasaki KX450F. He will defend his AWRCS title and compete in other championship events, as well, including the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship.

Broc Hepler Joins Luonva Racing

Broc Hepler Joins Luonva Racing
Broc Hepler (center) will compete on the Lunova Racing Team during the 2018 racing season.

Lunova Racing Release:

Lunova Racing, backed by Stiller Motorsports / Team Green Kawasaki, is excited to announce its roster as the group assembled in Western Pennsylvania to celebrate the 2017 championship season and start preparation for the upcoming 2018 off-road race season. The team is proud to welcome back former AMA Pro Motocross superstar and current AWRCS Champion Broc Hepler. Joining him is young gun 17-year-old Connor Karkowski who finished 3rd overall in the 2017 AWRCS season.

Team Owner/Manager and former World Trophy Team rider Johnny Barber returns and will be contending several events in 2018. Brock Beatty continues as Team Owner/Operations Manager along with support from Marketing Director CJ Seitzinger.

Broc Hepler, who claimed a Full Gas Sprint Enduro overall victory, 7 AWRCS overall victories, and an AMA Ohio Enduro State Championship win in 2017 will highlight the team’s racing efforts in the American Woods Racing Championship (AWRCS) Series as he defends his title aboard the 2018 Kawasaki KX450F. Additionally, Hepler will compete in select Full Gas Sprint Enduros, National Enduros, EROC, and GNCC races.

Broc Hepler Joins Luonva Racing

The newest addition to the Lunova Racing team, Connor Karkowski, will join his teammate Hepler in the AWRCS Series as he prepares for a pro class win on his 2018 Kawasaki KX250F. Connor is building on a very strong and consistent 2017 season where he claimed eight top five finishes in 10 rounds of AWRCS RACING. Karkowski will also compete in select Full Gas Sprint Enduro, National Enduro, EROC and GNCC races in the Pro and Pro Lites divisions.

Led by Johnny Barber and Brock Beatty, the Team Green Kawasaki Stiller Motorsports Lunova Racing Team enters the 2018 season with great momentum after a successful year of racing in 2017 where the team captured the AWRCS Pro Championship as well as four class championships and three EROC class championships.

Team Manager Johnny Barber: “The 2017 season was very successful as the team captured six class championships as well as the AWRCS Pro Championship. We also had several other big moments including a Full Gas Sprint Enduro Pro victory in 2017. For 2018 we are focusing on giving our riders the opportunity to diversify and contest in different championships that they may not be as familiar with. We’re happy to field a 21-rider team roster that will cover classes from 50cc all the way up to the Pro class. We believe that we have a strong roster and we’re looking forward to capturing even more success this upcoming season, as well as giving back to the off-road racing community as much as possible.”

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