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 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
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 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
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
Beta USA’s Drew Higgins prepares to launch across a ditch in the second test.Photo By Shan Moore
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 ran hot and cold, finishing as high as second in one test. The SRT Racing KTM rider finished sixth overall.Photo By Shan Moore
FMF KTM Factory rider Russell Bobbitt had an off day in the dry and rocky terrain and finished 10th.Photo By Shan Moore
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
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang rode a steady race to fifth.Photo By Shan Moore
Jesse Groemm drops into the waterfall section in test six.Photo By Shan Moore