Baylor Wins Sumter Enduro
Wedgefield, SC – KTM support rider Steward Baylor took the win at the opening round of the KENDA AMA National Enduro Series over FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell who earned his career-best National Enduro finish with a 2nd overall.
It was Russell who came out swinging taking the test win in the first test of the day. Unfortunately, Russell suffered a crash in the second test that cost him valuable time. Baylor ended up the eventual winner of the second test to catapult his KTM into the lead.
Russell’s teammate, Russell Bobbitt, was also a podium contender throughout the day. Bobbitt was the third fastest rider in the first two test sections before he had a hard crash in test three. Bobbitt was a little banged up but eventually recovered and returned to racing. In the final two tests Bobbitt rebounded and made a charge for the podium but missed the box by five seconds.
Meanwhile, Russell also picked up the pace and finished second fastest in test four and five and took another test win in the final test section. At the end of the race, Baylor edged out Russell by 13 seconds for the overall win.
“Overall I am happy with the day,” commented Russell. “It is my best finish in the National Enduro Series, but of course, I want to work harder and be on the top step of the podium. I am looking forward to the next round of the series to come back and fight for a win.”
Next Event: March 1, 2015 – Pelion, SC
Overall Results –
- Steward Baylor – KTM
- Kailub Russell – KTM
- Brad Bakken
- Russell Bobbitt – KTM
- Cory Buttrick
- Chris Bach
- Josh Strang
- Andrew DeLong
- Grant Baylor
10. Ryder Lafferty