Steward Baylor countered Ryan Sipes’ win at round one with a hard fought victory at the second round of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series. Shan Moore gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Georgia race.

 

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Steward Baylor picked up a new sponsor a few weeks before the race, which allows the SRT KTM rider to commit to the entire Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series. Baylor was unbeatable in the enduro tests and kept his mistakes to a minimum in the cross test, allowing him to come away with the win.

 

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Ryan Sipes still holds the points lead after two rounds, but was obviously frustrated with his mistake in the opening test on Sunday when he blew through turn and lost the 12-second advantage he had built up over Baylor during the previous day’s action.

 

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Chris Bach has been riding the Sprint series to prepare for the upcoming GNCC series. The RPM Racing KTM rider finished sixth, just two seconds behind KR4 Arrive-n-Ride’s Jesper Borjesson.

 

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Jordan Ashburn claimed his second podium finish in as many races. The Beta USA-backed rider came from behind in the final test to beat out Colorado’s Ian Blythe to grab third.

 

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KR4 Arrive-n-Ride Husqvarna rider Jesper Borjesson finished a solid fifth. The Swedish off-roader likes the Sprint Enduro Series, saying it’s very similar to the series he rides at home. 

 

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Cory Buttrick had an up and down weekend, but turned in some solid top five finishes over the course of the two-day, 12-test event.

 

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In 2017, Ian Blythe is focusing on the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series, in addition to the Brazilian off-road championship, which he has won for the last two years.

 

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Clayton Gerstner blasts out of a sand wash en route to 17th overall.

 

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N-FAB/Am Pro Yamaha’s Josh Toth had some good rides during the weekend but is still adjusting to him new ride.

 

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Nick Davis put his Beta into 13th overall after two days of racing. 

 

 

 

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