The Faces Of Tough Like RORR

A look around the pits at the recent Tough Like RORR extreme race

Tough Like RORR has become a Fourth of July tradition in Pennsylvania, and it draws some of the best off-road and extreme hard enduro races in the country. This year’s event, which was won by Ben Kelley, turned out to be the toughest yet, thanks to 100-degree weather and a few new additions to the course. Here’s a look around the pits at this year’s event.

Ben Kelley checks out the first turn before the start. Kelley grabbed his second win at TLR this year.Darrin Chapman
Josh Toth, with mechanic Charles Marchant (left), finished second behind Kelley despite struggling with an undisclosed issue for most of the main. Josh won the event last year.Darrin Chapman
“Wild” Wally Palmer is always a crowd favorite. The SRT Racing-backed rider was credited with 21st place.Darrin Chapman
Third place finisher Grant Baylor (center) chats with Jordan Ashburn (left) and Andrew DeLong (right) before the race.Darrin Chapman
Charles Marchant, Josh Toth’s mechanic, has been with KTM for several years and in the past worked with Cory Buttrick, Russell Bobbitt and Charlie Mullins, in addition to Toth.Darrin Chapman
Beta USA’s Jordan Ashburn edges Wally Palmer for the hole shot to start the race. Ashburn finished fourth overall.Darrin Chapman
Grant Baylor broke a chain in one of Saturday’s qualifying races and was forced to start from the second wave in the main event, but still managed to finish third overall.Darrin Chapman
Josh Toth gets hung up in the Route 409 section and has to pick the bike up out of a hole.Darrin Chapman
Jordan Ashburn gets sudden traction as his bike lurches out from underneath in one of the rugged valley sections.Darrin Chapman
To the victor go the spoils. Ben Kelley (center), Josh Toth (left) and Grant Baylor grace the championship podium.Darrin Chapman