2018 National Enduro Series Wrap-Up

A look back at the AMA National Enduro season

By winning the 2018 AMA National Enduro Championship, Steward Baylor made it back-to-back years he has won the title. This year's title chase featured a yearlong battle between Steward and FMF KTM's Josh Toth. After getting off to a slow start, Steward's brother, Grant, finished off the season with a pair of wins and closed in on the two front-runners. In the end, Steward Baylor won the 2018 title with Toth in second and Grant finishing third.

Ryder Lafferty won seven rounds to claim the NE Pro2 title ahead of Jake Fromen and Nathan Ferderer. In the Women’s Elite class, Tayla Jones dominated the championship, winning seven rounds. Mackenzie Tricker was second for the year with Taylor Bonecutter third.

Here’s a look at the 2018 season.

Steward Baylor overcame a midseason injury to rack up three victories en route to this year’s AMA National Enduro title. The Tely Energy KTM rider never finished off the podium in 2018 and it was that consistency that earned him his second title in a row.Shan Moore
Josh Toth claimed his first career national enduro win at the Rattlesnake Enduro in Pennsylvania. The FMF KTM rider finished the season in the runner-up slot, 16 points behind Steward Baylor. Toth finished off the year with four second-place finishes.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor won more races than anyone in 2018, with four overall victories. The Tely Energy KTM rider finished the season with a pair of wins. However, a DNF at the Red Fox Enduro kept the South Carolina out of the championship conversation.Shan Moore
Trail Jesters Racing KTM’s Ben Kelley ended the season in fourth. The Connecticut rider excels in extreme and technical conditions and turned in his best performance at the rocky and technical Rattlesnake Enduro.Shan Moore
Evan Smith had a season-best fourth at the Gobbler Getter Enduro in Alabama. The SRT Husqvarna rider was fifth overall in the final standings and will be returning to the series in 2019 with a Husqvarna-backed deal with KR4 Husqvarna.Shan Moore
Former National Enduro champ Andrew Delong returned to the series in 2018 on a Far Racing GasGas North America XC 300. The Pennsylvania rider spent the first half of the year adapting back to the two-stroke after years on a four-stroke, but came on strong at the end of the season.Shan Moore
Ryder Lafferty claimed the NE Pro2 title after several spectacular rides. Ryder won seven of the nine rounds, and six times he finished in the top 10 overall.Shan Moore
Tayla Jones finished with seven wins and two seconds to take the Women’s Elite division in 2018, giving her back-to-back national titles.Shan Moore