Lead Belt National Enduro | PHOTOS

Steward Baylor chips away at points lead with win

Steward Baylor Jr. grabbed an impressive win at this weekend’s Lead Belt National Enduro in Park Hills, Missouri, and by doing so the SRT Racing KTM rider chipped away at Thad DuVall’s points lead. Photographer Shan Moore was on hand to bring us this report.

Thad DuVall 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Thad DuVall came into the Lead Belt Enduro with a soft cast on his left wrist due to a torn ligament he suffered at the ISDE in France less than two weeks ago. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider was scheduled to get a hard cast put back on his wrist on Monday after the race to help the healing process.Photo By Shan Moore
Thad DuVall 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Despite the tear in his wrist, DuVall came away with a gritty third place finish, salvaging what he could of his points lead. With just two rounds remaining, Thad leads Steward Baylor by seven points for the national enduro title.Photo By Shan Moore
Steward Baylor, Lead Belt Enduro 2017
Steward Baylor Jr. rides down the transfer from the start to the first test. Baylor won four of the six tests to take the win by 43 second over his brother Grant.Photo By Shan Moore
Tyler Vore, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Expert AA rider Tyler Vore throws up a bit of dust in the third test. The AirGroup Racing/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna rider was third in class and 13th overall.Photo By Shan Moore
Drew Higgins, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Beta USA’s Drew Higgins prepares to launch across a ditch in the second test.Photo By Shan Moore
Grant Baylor, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Grant Baylor won two tests early in the day, but a crash in the final test kept the KR4 Arrive-n-Ride Husqvarna rider from a chance at the win. Grant finished second.Photo By Shan Moore
Cory Buttrick, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Cory Buttrick ran hot and cold, finishing as high as second in one test. The SRT Racing KTM rider finished sixth overall.Photo By Shan Moore
Russell Bobbitt, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
FMF KTM Factory rider Russell Bobbitt had an off day in the dry and rocky terrain and finished 10th.Photo By Shan Moore
Ben Kelley, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Trail Jesters KTM Racing’s Ben Kelley came down from Connecticut to make a rare national enduro appearance, coming away with seventh overall.Photo By Shan Moore
Josh Strang, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang rode a steady race to fifth.Photo By Shan Moore
Jesse Groemm, 2017 Lead Belt Enduro
Jesse Groemm drops into the waterfall section in test six.Photo By Shan Moore