A Look Back At The Dragon’s Back National Enduro

Grant Baylor turns a bad day into a winning ride

Although he admitted to "struggling" all day, Grant Baylor turned an ugly ride into a winning one at this weekend's Dragon's Back National Enduro in Arrington, Virginia. After 55 miles of intense racing, Grant beat out his Tely Energy KTM teammate and brother, Steward Baylor, for first place by 52 seconds. FMF KTM's Josh Toth was third, just a few tenths of a second behind Steward in what turned out to be a hotly contested event. Photographer Shan Moore brings us a second look at the race.

Grant Baylor rips through a flowing wheat field in Virginia, en route to one of his three test wins on the day.Shan Moore
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Thad Duvall was in the hunt early but a mixup in test five dropped the West Virginia rider to fourth overall for the day.Shan Moore
Evan Smith picks his way through a rocky climb in test four. The SRT Racing Husqvarna rider finished sixth overall.Shan Moore
Trail Jesters Racing FMF KTM’s Ben Kelley gets lost in “high hay” during the second test. Kelley finished fourth overall.Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Alex Witkowski tops the rocky climb in test four. Witkowski finished 10th in the Pro division, his best finish of the year.Shan Moore
Steward Baylor got off to a slow start, but charged hard in the final two tests to finish second. The Tely Racing KTM rider entered the final test sitting nine seconds behind Josh Toth and at the end of the test he was able to edge the Connecticut rider by just a few tenths of a second.Shan Moore
After a long layoff, Andrew Delong has been working his way back into racing form and in Virginia the GasGas rider turned in his best performance of the year with a 10th.Shan Moore
Five-time national enduro champ Russell Bobbitt has been a consistent top-10 performer in 2018. In Virginia, Bobbitt put his Gnarly Routes KTM into eighth overall.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor crashed no less than three times during the day, but he still managed an impressive victory.Shan Moore
Kelley has turned a lot of heads in his first full season with the national enduro series.Shan Moore