Grant Baylor wicked it up in the final test to steal the win at the Alligator Enduro away from his big brother, Steward, by 15 seconds at the finish. Here’s a look at the event through the eyes of Shan Moore…

 

 

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Josh Strang concentrates at the task at hand. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider wasn’t comfortable with the super tight sections at the Alligator. 

 

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Kailub Russell’s mechanic, Tanner Harding, introduces us to “Wilson”, Kailub’s footpeg cover. Tanner says the super sharp pegs the guys are using these days can be brutal on your shins when loading and unloading the rig.

 

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The Alligator Enduro is one of the longest running, most prestigious off-road events in the country. And yes, it’s called Alligator Enduro for a reason — don’t pet the animals!

 

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Cory Buttrick does the “Palmetto Wiggle” while navigating the tight, sandy trail.

 

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Brad Bakken blasts out of a palmetto-infested turn in the third test.

 

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Five-time national enduro champion Russell Bobbitt had an off day and finished 10th.

 

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This says it all!

 

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Josh Strang exits a turn next to the “Gator Pond” which is home to a rather grouchy alligator. Legend has he’s the size of full-grown man. Naturally, a corner not to crash in.

 

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Grant Baylor made up for a lackluster finish at the opening round of the series in South Carolina with an impressive come-from-behind victory at the Alligator Enduro. The Baylor brothers have now won both rounds of the series.

 

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Nick Fahringer darts through the palmettos on his Sherco en route to a 19th place finish.

 

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Kailub Russell sat in the top three during the first half of the event, but dropped to sixth at the finish. 

 

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