Ryan Sipes Claims Jolly Mine Sprint Enduro Win

Sipes returns to the top step of the podium

After finishing third at the previous round in Virginia, Ryan Sipes got back to his winning ways in Ohio by taking the overall win at the Jolly Mine Sprint Enduro.Darrin Chapman

Rockstar/Leatt/Maxxis/Husqvarna’s Ryan Sipes returned to the top step of the podium with a solid victory at the Jolly Mine Sprint Enduro this weekend, round 4 of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series in Wellston, Ohio. In all, Sipes won seven of the 12 tests and beat out Tely Racing’s Grant Baylor for the win by five seconds.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Josh Strang was third overall, with Tely Racing’s Steward Baylor and KR4 Husqvarna’s Cory Buttrick rounding out the top five.

Grant Baylor had a high-speed get-off in the first test on Saturday but went pretty much error-free for the rest of the weekend to finish second overall behind Sipes.Darrin Chapman
Logan, Ohio, rider Cory Buttrick took a fifth-place finish in front of a hometown crowd on his KR4 Husqvarna.Darrin Chapman
Josh Strang turned in a solid ride for third overall. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider was particularly fast in the Cross test. “The grass track was really technical, there were a bunch off off-camber sections, and you just had to be real patient,” Strang said. “Some of the dirt was dry but once you got on the gas and started to turn on it, it got really slick, which made it tricky. I felt like I was solid in both tests and it was a good weekend for me.”Darrin Chapman
Steward Baylor topped two Enduro tests en route to Saturday’s win. However, the Tely Energy KTM rider injured his knee in the opening test on Sunday, which put a damper on his bid for the overall win.Darrin Chapman
Beta USA’s Jordan Ashburn ran hot and cold in Ohio and eventually settled in seventh, 21 seconds ahead of SRT Racing’s Evan Smith.Darrin Chapman
Mike Witkowski was 10th in the Pro class and 11th overall. The Beta USA rider exits the woods during the Enduro test on Saturday.Darrin Chapman
Liam Draper (center) took the Pro2 class win with a ninth overall finish. Meanwhile, Billy Schlag (left) was second in the Pro2 class and 12th overall.Darrin Chapman
Tayla Jones (center) took the win in the Women’s Pro division ahead of second-place finisher Mackenzie Tricker (left) and Brooke Cosner.Darrin Chapman
Ryan Sipes is known for his speed in the Cross tests, but in Ohio he picked up the pace in the Enduro tests. The Kentucky rider won his first Enduro test of the year in Ohio.Darrin Chapman