Ryan Sipes Comes Back In Pennsylvania Sprint Enduro

Sipes comes from behind to win

Ryan Sipes
Ryan Sipes won all three Cross tests on Sunday and finished with two seconds and a third in the Enduro tests to secure the win at the Pennsylvania Sprint Enduro. “I was a little bit too cautious on Saturday and that put me down in the start order, which meant I was riding in the dust,” Sipes said.Shan Moore

Ryan Sipes came back from a 22-second deficit to win this weekend’s LLR Sprint Enduro in Clarion, Pennsylvania. The Rockstar Energy/Leatt/Maxxis Husqvarna rider struggled with the conditions on Saturday and ended the day in fifth place, nearly half a minute out of the lead. However, a good ride to start Sunday’s competition was enough to spark the Kentucky rider and he carried that momentum throughout the day, eventually taking the lead in the penultimate test. A crash by early leader Josh Strang in the final test was all Sipes needed to wrap up the victory.

Tely Energy Racing’s Steward Baylor finished the weekend in the runner-up slot, while Strang finished in third overall on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna. Here’s a look at the race thanks to Shan Moore’s Nikon.

Broc Hepler
Former motocross star Broc Hepler won the first two tests on Saturday and battled with Josh Strang for the lead all day, finishing up Saturday’s round in second place. Hepler stabbed his foot into the ground on Sunday, twisting his knee, which prompted him to sit out the rest of the event.Shan Moore
Josh Strang
A crash by Josh Strang within sight of the finish in the last test of the weekend sealed the win for Sipes and dropped Strang to third overall behind Baylor in the final results.Shan Moore
Steward Baylor
Steward Baylor was hitting this g-out so hard that the ground shook when he landed. The Tely Energy Racing KTM rider finished second overall for the weekend.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor
Grant Baylor continues his hot streak and turned in a solid fourth place finish in Pennsylvania. The Tely Energy Racing KTM rider came into the event riding the momentum of back to back wins in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series.Shan Moore
Jordan Ashburn
Beta USA’s Jordan Ashburn crashed during Saturday’s event and then struggled with the dust to an eventual seventh place.Shan Moore
Evan Smith
Evan Smith has become one of the most consistent riders on the east coast off-road circuit. The SRT Racing Husqvarna rider was sixth in Pennsylvania.Shan Moore
Mackenzie Tricker
Trail Jesters Racing/Bonanza Plumbing KTM’s Mackenzie Tricker won eight tests en route to the win in the Women’s Pro class.Shan Moore
Ben Belko
Local rider Ben Belko finished eighth on his Kawasaki.Shan Moore
Ryan Sipes
Ryan Sipes has been a jack of all trades lately. This year, the former motocross/supercross star recently has competed in the Red Bud National Motocross and an AMA Flat Track National TT, in addition to GNCC appearances and his full time gig racing the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series.Shan Moore

2018 Pennsylvania Sprint Enduro Results

Position Rider Brand
1 Ryan Sipes Husqvarna
2 Steward Baylor KTM
3 Josh Strang Husqvarna
4 Grant Baylor KTM
5 Layne Michael Husqvarna
6 Evan Smith Husqvarna
7 Jordan Ashburn Beta
8 Ben Nelko Kawasaki
9 Liam Draper Husqvarna
10 Braxton McGee Husqvarna

2018 Pro Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Ryan Sipes Husqvarna 242
2 Steward Baylor KTM 222
3 Josh Strang Husqvarna 218 |  
4 Grant Baylor KTM 195
5 Layne Michael Husqvarna 174
6 Jordan Ashburn Beta 160
  Evan Smith Husqvarna 160
8 Mike Witkowski Beta 102
9 Broc Hepler Kawasaki 36
10 Cory Buttrick Husqvarna 31