Grant Baylor Slays Dragon’s Back National Enduro

The Baylor boys on the podium together for the second time this year

Grant Baylor overcame more than a few crashes and several hiccups to beat out his Tely Energy Racing teammate and brother, Steward Baylor, to win this weekend’s Dragon’s Back National Enduro held at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia. Grant won three tests on the day, compared to one for his brother, to take the win by 52 seconds. FMF KTM’s Josh Toth rounded out the podium with two test wins. Photographer Shan Moore brings us the action in photos.

Josh Toth won two of the six tests and challenged early for the lead at the Dragon’s Back Enduro, but two crashes in the final test dropped the FMF KTM rider to third overall.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor took the win despite riding with a hand that required surgery just two weeks ago to repair a broken bone.Shan Moore
Thad Duvall held the lead in the race after two tests, but a navigational snafu dropped the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider to fourth overall at the finish.Shan Moore
Evan Smith posted his best finish of the year with a sixth overall. The SRT Racing Husqvarna rider blasts up a rocky hill climb in test three.Shan Moore
Steward Baylor made up a nine-second deficit in the final test to edge Toth for second by just a few tenths of a second.Shan Moore
KR4 Husqvarna’s Cory Buttrick slithers through the first test as a hard rain peppers the course just after the start of the race.Shan Moore
GasGas North America’s Andrew Delong posted a solid top-10 finish on his XC 300Shan Moore
Solid Performance Racing’s Ryder Lafferty won the NE Pro 2 class with a ninth overall finish.Shan Moore
GasGas North America’s Nick Davis was second in the NE Pro 2 class and 12th overall.Shan Moore
After the race, Grant Baylor said he struggled in every test, but guessed that he must have made fewer mistakes than the competition since he won the race.Shan Moore

Dragon's Back National Enduro Overall Results

Position Rider Brand
1 Grant Baylor KTM
2 Steward Baylor KTM
3 Josh Toth KTM
4 Thad Duvall Husqvarna
5 Ben Kelley KTM
6 Evan Smith Husqvarna
7 Cory Buttrick Husqvarna
8 Russell Bobbitt KTM
9 Ryder Lafferty KTM
10 Andrew Delong GasGas

2018 Kenda AMA National Enduro Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Steward Baylor KTM 85
2 Josh Toth KTM 71
3 Ben Kelley KTM 55
4 Cory Buttrick Husqvarna 45
5 Grant Baylor KTM 43
6 Evan Smith Husqvarna 41
7 Thad Duvall Husqvarna 39
8 Ryder Lafferty KTM 35
9 Andrew Delong GasGas 32
10 Russell Bobbitt KTM 27