Coastal Racing/Husqvarna’s Ryan Sipes was impressive en route to a decisive win over SRT Racing’s Steward Baylor at this weekend’s Big Buck Full Gas Sprint Enduro in Union, South Carolina.
However, with his runner-up finish, Baylor clinched the 2017 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro championship by 12 points over Beta USA’s Jordan Ashburn, capping off a competitive year between the two off-road stars.
Photographer Shan Moore was on hand to bring us a photo essay of the event.
Coastal Racing Husqvarna’s Ryan Sipes hangs off the side of his FX350 en route to the win in the first Cross Test of the day. Sipes won all six Cross Tests on the weekend.
Steward Baylor was fast all weekend in the Enduro test, but slowly got up to speed in the Cross test.
Beta USA’s Jordan Ashburn launches out over a jump during the Cross test.
JCR Honda’s Trevor Bollinger crashed midway into the day on Saturday and was forced to sit out Sunday’s event after possibly breaking his hand.
FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Russell Bobbitt rode a steady race to finish sixth.
No one has improved more during the year than Evan Smith, who was third at the Big Buck.
Cory Buttrick is one of the few top racers without a mechanic. Look for that to change in 2018.
Ben Kelley made a rare appearance at the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series and came away with a seventh.
Anthony Frederico put his Yamaha into eighth overall.
Billy Schlag wrapped up the Open A title with a win in South Carolina.
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