Round 9 - AMA National Enduro Series - September 23, 2018
MATTHEWS,Ind. – Round 9 of the AMA National Enduro Series took place in Matthews, Indiana on Sunday and KTM-mounted riders Grant Baylor and Steward Baylor. Jr topped the field once again aboard their Tely Energy Racing-backed KTMs. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Josh Toth battled in the top-three all afternoon to finish just off the podium in fourth.
Toth began the day with a third-place finish in test one, setting himself up for a competitive day of racing at the Muddobbers National Enduro. He dropped back to fifth in test two but he rallied back in the next section to finish third. He picked up the pace in the next two tests as the battle for the final podium position came down to the wire. On the final test, Toth went down while fighting for third and he finished fourth in the test, which gave him fourth overall for the day.
With one round remaining, Toth holds second overall in the championship standings.
Toth: “Today was not the best day for me results-wise but I rode pretty consistent and gave it my all. I am continuing to learn, and I’m happy with that. I’m up against some really good guys and it was some close racing for the podium spot but at the end of the day I was short with a fourth place. Thanks to my team for the awesome support throughout the weekend!”
It was a banner day for Tely Energy Racing’s Grant Baylor, who claimed four of the six test-wins on his way to a big victory over his brother and teammate, Steward Baylor Jr. Grant came out swinging with the first three-test wins to give himself an early advantage over the field. From there, Grant went on to win one more test, with two runner-up finishes, to earn a sizeable victory at Round 9.
Tely Energy Racing’s Steward Baylor maintained a consistent pace, finishing inside the top three for a majority of the race. With a test-win in the final section, Baylor was able to best the third-place rider by 16 seconds.
Round 10: November 4, 2018 / Gobbler Getter National Enduro / Stanton, Alabama
NE Pro1 Results
1. Grant Baylor, KTM, 1:55:08.682
2. Steward Baylor Jr., KTM, 1:56:34.434
3. Thad DuVall, HUS, 1:56:50.674
4. Josh Toth, KTM, 1:57:43.126
NE1 Pro Championship Standings
1. Steward Baylor Jr., 203 points
2. Josh Toth, 183
3. Grant Baylor, 162
4. Ben Kelley, 139
5. Cory Buttrick, 122