The Lead Belt National Enduro took place this weekend in Park Hills, Missouri where conditions were hot with high humidity making the rocky track hard-packed and very dusty. The race consisted of six tests ranging from six to ten mile loops.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall came to race this round in order to salvage his overall lead in points after injuring his wrist at the beginning of ISDE in France. The momentum that he started off with made it seem like there was no injury at all. Duvall finished all but test five in second or third position, mere seconds behind the leaders in front of him. This push and internal drive to maintain an overall points lead prompted Duvall to claim a overall third place for the day for a seven point series lead with only two races left in the season.
“It was a tough day dealing with a small injury, but I was able to get through it and score some valuable points towards the championship. With only two races left, I am looking forward to getting healthy and getting those wins!” said an excited Thad Duvall.
Josh Strang would also ride a very consistent race and maintain a close distant to the lead pack. He finished fifth in the first four tests. The fifth test proved to be a little more technical for Strang but he charged to a fourth place finish in the final test, leading him to finish fifth overall for the day.
Lead Belt National Enduro Round 7 Pro Results:
1. Steward Baylor Jr. (KTM)
2. Grant Baylor (HUS)
3. Thad Duvall (HUS)
5. Josh Strang (HUS)
National Enduro Pro Overall Points:
1. Thad Duvall (HUS)… 178 points
2. Steward Baylor Jr (KTM)… 171 points
3. Grant Baylor (HUS)… 134 points
8. Josh Strang (HUS)… 73 points