Muddobbers National Enduro, Part Deux

One final look at the 2018 Muddobbers race

The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series is winding down, and with one round remaining, Tely Energy KTM’s Steward Baylor holds a 20-point lead over FMF KTM’s Josh Toth in the series standings. Steward added to his lead with a runner-up finish at this past weekend’s Muddobbers National Enduro in Matthews, Indiana, while Toth did not help his cause with a fourth overall.

Steward’s brother, Grant Baylor, took the win in Indiana, while Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Thad Duvall rounded out the podium.

Russell Bobbitt joined former racer Cole Kirkpatrick during the off-season to form Gnarly Routes Racing. In addition to racing the National Enduro series, Russ and Cole offer adventure rides on some of the more exotic trail systems in the country.Shan Moore
Ohio rider Cory Buttrick rode a consistent race to ninth overall on his KR4 Husqvarna.Shan Moore
Cody Barnes placed seventh in the Pro 2 class on a Beta 125 RR. He was competing for the first time at a National Enduro event.Shan Moore
Andrew Delong turned in his best performance of the season at the Muddobbers with a sixth overall finish. The former enduro national champion has struggled to adjust back to a two-stroke but seems now to be finishing his form.Shan Moore
Nathan Federer finished fourth in the NE Pro2 class and currently sits third in the class standings behind Ryder Lafferty and Jake Froman.Shan Moore
The Muddobbers National Enduro is a longstanding venue for the Kenda AMA National Enduro series and it is also one of the most popular. This year’s event drew more than 600 riders.Shan Moore
Thad Duvall won the fourth test at the Muddobbers and parlayed that into a third overall finish.Shan Moore
Nick Fahringer is one of the veterans of the series. The Sherco USA rider navigates one of the slippery rock creeks in the third section of the race.Shan Moore
Mike Witkowski placed 13th in the Pro 1 class and is currently in 11th place in the overall point standings. “The National Enduro in Indiana this past Sunday couldn't have been any better conditions,” Witkowski said. “My riding felt really good all day but weird luck set me back from achieving one of my best rides this year. One of the things I’ve learned from this race is never give up.”Shan Moore
Steward Baylor lost a lot of time due to this crash in section four. The Tely Energy KTM rider said he lost focus in that test, but he still managed to finish the race in second overall.Shan Moore