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Faces Of The Loose Moose Enduro

A look at some of the people behind the Loose Moose National Enduro

Steward Baylor came from behind to claim the win at this past weekend’s Loose Moose National Enduro in Marquette, Michigan, beating out his brother and Tely Energy KTM teammate Grant Baylor. FMF/KTM’s Josh Toth rode a steady race to finish third, ahead of Trailer Jesters Racing KTM’s Ben Kelley. Meanwhile, SRT Racing’s Evan Smith turned in a relatively mistake-free race to finish fifth.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the people and faces behind the Loose Moose Enduro.

Jesse Ansley

Jesse Ansley (KTM) took the win in the AA class over Ben Parsons (Husqvarna) by two-and-a-half minutes. “I like the sand so I did well in the first two tests,” Ansley said. “After that, when it got rocky, I started having a rougher time. I struggled a bit in the later tests but I just tried to stay smooth and it paid off.”

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Antti Kallonen

KTM Off-road team manager Antti Kallonen keeps things running smoothly in the “Team Orange” pits.

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Ben Kelley

Ben Kelley had two crashes in the final test but still managed to finish fourth overall on his Trail Jesters Racing KTM.

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Evan Smith

Evan Smith has been the best of the “non-factory” riders all season. In Michigan, the SRT Racing Husqvarna rider was fifth overall.

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Grant Baylor

Grant Baylor had the Loose Moose by the tail until a sinkhole buried his Tely KTM in the final test, allowing his brother Steward to take the win.

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Steward Baylor

Steward Baylor got a rare win in the opening test of the day and then added wins in the final two tests to claim the win and extend his lead in the series standings.

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Thad Duvall

The Loose Moose was unlucky for Thad Duvall. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider hit a rock and knocked a hole in his side casing, forcing him to DNF.

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Josh Toth

Josh Toth turned in a solid ride for third but admitted he wasn’t on pace to challenge the Baylors. “It wasn’t my best day today,” Toth said. “I struggled earlier in the day but I turned it around and improved throughout the day to make my way into third. I didn’t have much for the Baylor brothers today and neither did anyone else. I’m happy to be on the podium again and healthy going into next weekend’s GNCC.”

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Mackenzie Tricker

Mackenzie Tricker won the Women’s Elite division over Tayla Jones.

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Michael Hall

Michael Hall turns the wrenches for Kelley under the KTM factory tent.

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