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KTM’s Baylor Sweeps Rad Dad National Enduro

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2012 AMA National Enduro Series

KTM support rider Steward Baylor shines again as he won all six special tests to take a dominating win over the rest of the field at the fourth round of the AMA National Enduro Series in West Point, Tenn., Sunday.

The 17-year-old rider got off to a great start after winning the first test section by 26 seconds over FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins. Baylor continued to outshine the competition throughout the remaining five tests to take each win and earn the overall.

Behind him there was a great battle for the remaining podium spots between Russell Bobbitt, Mike Lafferty and Cory Buttrick. The riders diced back and forth throughout the day with Bobbitt stepping it up in the second half of the day to move into second position. The final podium spot went to Lafferty with Buttrick settling for fourth.

Mullins, who had a strong showing in most of the tests suffered from a brake problem in the fifth test where he lost a lot of time and dropped outside of the top three. He eventually finished the day in 8th place.

Antti Kallonen (FMF/KTM Factory Team Manager) says: “It was a great day for Baylor and Bobbitt today. We are very excited for both of them as they are riding really well right now. It is unfortunate that Mullins suffered a technical problem because he would have been in the hunt for a podium today. We are also very proud of Buttrick. He is still recovering from an injury suffered at the last GNCC race and to finish 4th today was a great accomplishment considering he is not yet 100 percent.”

Next Event: Round 5 – Forest Hill, LA – May 6, 2012

2012 AMA Rad Dad National Enduro Overall Results:

  1. Steward Baylor – KTM
  2. Russell Bobbitt – KTM
  3. Mike Lafferty
  4. Cory Buttrick – KTM
  5. Nick Fahringer
  6. Toby Price – KTM
  7. Andrew Delong
  8. Charlie Mullins – KTM
  9. Paul Whibley
  10. Brad Bakken

2012 AMA National Enduro Overall Point Standings:

  1. Steward Baylor – 115
  2. Cory Buttrick – 91
  3. Mike Lafferty – 88
  4. Russell Bobbitt – 76

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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