Rebuilds Military Family Quads
Makenna & Kolton
Schroeder Mini Quad Builds
Bellevue, OH (10/6/2017) - Eleven18
Powersports met the Schroeder family last fall
when they brought their children to one of the
ATV MX Schools we offer. After meeting them they
joined the team my wife and I own, Eleven18 Powersports.
We were thankful to have them in our family and
began helping them with racing/quads immediately.
Schroeder with his family before being deployed
When Kyle got deployed to Kuwait last February
we knew Charla was going to struggle keeping the
kids racing especially since their son Kolton's
quad wasn't correctly built and had been that
way since they purchased it used.
After Kyle Schroeder deployment he was diligently
trying to get Kolton's quad righ,t so they could
race this summer and not have to wait until he
returned next February. Realizing that this family
was missing races because of their military budget
and mostly the fact that Kyle was deployed didn't
sit well with my wife and I one bit, so we did
what we expect of the dozens of riders under our
teams name to do, we took action.
I reached out to my connections in the ATV world
for help. After getting a great response and knew
we had some help, I drove 8.5 hours out to the
Schroeder home in Illinois and picked up all the
parts, pieces, quads and trailer and brought them
home to our 1118 Compound and shop.
18 Boot Camp ATV Training School
On June 10th at our 1118 Boot Camp with Josh
Upperman, Zach Gill and Maci Devenport coaching
we revealed two much better quads for Makenna
and Kolton Schroeder.
and Kolton Schroeder are presented with
their newly rebuilt Mini ATVs at the 1118
Makenna is just beginning, so we tuned her quad
correctly and put some new Team 1118 Graphics
on it, and it was complete.
Kolton's quad was much more difficult. I built
him a full national Malossi MHR 50 engine and
did away with his older OEM one. We wrapped it
in full DWT A5 wheels and Maxis XM tires. Installed
a new digital PVL ignition, Mach 1 Exhaust, Pro
Armor Teather Kill, new Team 1118 Graphics kit,
newer clutching, Carb and we replaced his old
unsafe Coil over shocks with new DRR Piggy Backs.
Kolton's quad went from not so good to holy cow
good very quickly.
& Maxxis were a few of the companies
that sponsored parts to rebuilt the mini
quads for Kyle Schroeder's kids
On top of the quad work we also got a bunch of
graphics for their trailer that include the name
and special thanks to many who had helped. Along
with the trailer work several families stepped
up with ALL NEW Riding gear for both kids.
To top it all off we were able to provide the
kids a full weekend of riding with over 20 other
miniquads some the best in the nation. And, both
kids learnt a lot from the three outstanding coaches
on hand for our Boot Camp all day Saturday.
The Schroeder family sacrifices so much for all
of us to be free and live this racing life. It
was the Goodwin families honor as the owners of
Eleven18 Powersports to be in a position to make
this all happen.
We are going to continue helping this awesome
family in anyway that we can and are sure that
Makenna and Kolton's racing careers now have a
fair chance to be successful even with their dad