Top Kenda AMA National Enduro Series racers, Andrew DeLong, Cory Buttrick, Charlie Mullins, Steward Baylor, Grant Baylor and Justin Sode did America proud with top finishes in this year’s International Six Days Enduro in San Juan, Argentina.
The Baylor brothers were members of the US squad that took top honors in the Junior Trophy division, finishing ahead of the defending champion French team and the team from Australia. The US team included Justin Jones, Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor and Trevor Bollinger.
Individually, Steward Baylor was one of the top performers on the team and finished the event 10th overall in the E2 division. Meanwhile, Grant was not far behind in 18th place.
In the premier division, the U.S. Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell finished second: 9 minutes, 46 seconds behind defending world champion France. The United States has never won the Trophy division, finishing second in 1982 and 2013.
Despite suffering a hard crash on Day Three which sent him to the hospital spitting up blood, Mullins rebounded with some top day finishes to help lead the team to a podium finish.
In the women’s division, Women’s Enduro Champ Mandi Mastin was the only member of the US Women’s team to make the full distance, and in the end, the Ohio rider finished fifth overall in the Women’s category.
In the Club divisions, Beta USA’s Cory Buttrick was the top individual finisher and Gold medal winner in the C3 class, while teammate Justin Sode was ninth overall in C2 and earned a Silver medal.
In the meantime, newly crowned Kenda AMA National Enduro Series champion Andrew DeLong piloted his Factory Husqvarna to a gold medal, and a second overall finish in the Club ranks. The current National Enduro Champion was happy to end his week on a high note, but missed the chance to land a Club Team win with his Wellard teammates.
“I had an awesome time here in at the Argentina Six Days," DeLong said. "I've been battling with my teammate Gary Sutherlin all week on test scores and it was so much fun. I was also was battling my teammate Chris Bach in the beginning of the week until his bike broke on Day 3. I've learned a lot and had a blast in San Juan. I want to thank everyone for all the great support that helped me get to Six Days this year."