Grant Baylor Tops Brother For Muddobbers Win

The Baylor boys go 1-2 at the Muddobbers National Enduro

Grant Baylor won four of six tests en route to a dominating win at this weekend’s Muddobbers National Enduro in Matthews, Indiana. Grant’s only mistake came in the third test where he fell so hard that he broke his helmet. However, the Tely Energy Racing KTM rider still managed to remount and win the test.Shan Moore

Grant Baylor dominated this weekend’s Muddobbers National Enduro in Matthews, Indiana, beating out his brother, Steward, for the overall win by nearly a minute-and-a-half on the slick and technical Indiana trail.

In all, Grant won four of the six tests en route to the win, losing only test four to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Thad Duvall and test six to Steward.

Steward Baylor started strong and finished strong, winning the final test to secure second overall for the day. However, a few crashes at mid-day kept the Tely Energy Racing KTM rider from edging his brother for the win.Shan Moore

Steward finished in the runner-up slot and extended his lead in the series point race to 20 points over FMF KTM’s Josh Toth with just one round remaining. Third went to DuVall, while Toth was fourth ahead of SRT Husqvarna’s Evan Smith.

Photographer Shan Moore was on the ground at the Muddobbers event and brings us this report.

Thad Duvall admitted that he needed to ride more on the edge to keep up with Grant Baylor in Indiana. However, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider was plenty fast when he posted the quickest time in test four. However, he needed a few more of those performances to challenge for the overall win.Shan Moore
Josh Toth said he struggled knowing when to pull the trigger on the sometimes tight and technical and sometimes ultra fast Indiana trail. The FMF KTM rider was still fast and consistent enough to finish fourth overall.Shan Moore
Missouri rider Steve Leivan rode his Sherco to second in the A 45+ division.Shan Moore
SRT Husqvarna’s Evan Smith finished a solid fifth. The Georgia rider told Dirt Rider that he hit 78.9 mph in one of the ultra-fast bean fields.Shan Moore
Ben Kelley had an off day, finishing seventh on his Trail Jesters Racing KTM.Shan Moore
Cody Barnes finished seventh in his first-ever national enduro in the NE Pro 2 class riding a 125 Beta.Shan Moore
AirGroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna’s Logan Lowrey finished 13th overall which was good enough for second overall in the NE Pro 2 class.Shan Moore
Steward Baylor prepares to take a soil sample in test four. The Tely Energy KTM rider extended his lead in the series standings to 20 points over Josh Toth with one round remaining in the series.Shan Moore

Muddobbers National Enduro Overall Results

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

2018 Kenda AMA National Enduro Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Steward Baylor KTM 203
2 Josh Toth KTM 183
3 Grant Baylor KTM 162
4 Ben Kelley KTM 139
5 Cory Buttrick Husqvarna 122
6 Evan Smith Husqvarna 112
7 Thad Duvall Husqvarna 97
8 Andrew Delong GasGas 96
9 Ryder Lafferty KTM 76
Russell Bobbitt KTM 76