Race Report from FLY Racing, News Release –
Photo: Krista Shaw/Digitaloffroad.com
Reigning Grand National Cross Country series XC2 Champion Steward Baylor has positioned himself as the rider to beat so far in 2012, as he ran away with his second straight National Enduro win at a rain soaked and muddy Cherokee National in Greensboro, Georgia. 17-year old Baylor had already made history at the first round by becoming the youngest-ever overall winner of a National Enduro, and any doubts that he was a “lucky winner” at round one have been erased by his dominant round two win in conditions quite the opposite of round one. With his second win in a row, Baylor has already opened 14-point lead over second place.
Younger brother, Grant Baylor, also impressed, as the 14-year old finished an amazing 14th overall, winning the 250A class as well as overall top amateur. Even more impressive, he now sits 11th overall in the entire series points standing!
Other notable FLY Racing finishers included Team F.A.R. Husqvarna rider Jason Thomas in 8th and Factory Beta Offroad’s Chris Bach in 10th. Both riders continue to improve in a series that is new to both riders.
Next up for the FLY offroad team, is round three of the National Enduro series, the Sandlapper, which takes place in Salley, South Carolina; followed by round one of the GNCC series for both bike and ATV at the Westgate River Ranch in Florida. Look for FLY Racing riders at the front of the pack at both races!
FLY Racing Cherokee National Enduro Rider Finishes
1st – Steward Baylor Fly/RidePG/WP Racing USA/Leatt/KTM
8th – Jason Thomas F.A.R. Husqvarna
10th – Chris Bach Factory Beta Offroad
12th – Brad Bakken Obermeyer Yamaha/Raines Riding Univ/OffRoadViking.com
14th – Grant Baylor Fly/RidePG/WP Racing USA/Leatt/KTM
15th – Zach Klamfoth Privateer
17th – Jason Greer Privateer