A Look Into The Pits At The Virginia Round Of The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series

Faces of the Dragon’s Back National Enduro

Before we jump into another race weekend, we take one last look at the Dragon’s Back National Enduro. Here are some behind-the-scenes moments we spotted on a walk around the pits at the Virginia round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series.

This is the overall trophy that Grant Baylor took home for winning the Dragon’s Back National Enduro. The representation of a dragon was handmade by one of the club members and it was so heavy that it was all Baylor could do to hold it over his head.Shan Moore
Josh Toth was hoping his new mustache would give him just enough of an edge to claim his first overall win in the series.Shan Moore
More than 700 riders signed up for the Virginia race, which most of the riders declared “the enduro of the year!”Shan Moore
Thad Duvall was all smiles before the race on Saturday. Meanwhile, team manager Timmy Weigand discusses meal plans with mechanic Tanner Tremaine in the background. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the team chose Mexican food!Shan Moore
Former National Hare & Hound champion Jason Raines held his Yamaha Demo Ride program on Saturday, where a huge turnout of riders rode the latest off-road models.Shan Moore
The NEPG crew spent most of the week leading up to the race checking trail, including almost 30 miles of freshly cut trail.Shan Moore
FMF KTM’s Ben Kelley was relaxed and ready to go on Saturday.Shan Moore
GasGas North America’s Andrew Delong made good strides on Sunday with a 10th overall finish. The 2014 National Enduro champ has been riding himself back into shape after a considerable amount of time recovering from various injuries.Shan Moore
GasGas North America mechanic Joey Mauer is one of the most experienced mechanics in the pits. Mauer was a factory Suzuki motocross mechanic in the ’90s and he also wrenched for Mitch Payton’s Pro Circuit team.Shan Moore
Happy Cinco de Mayo!Shan Moore