On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 51
words and photos by SHAN MOORE 2022 AMA National Enduro Series
Round 5 Cross Fork , Pennsylvania July 24 , 2022
Steward Baylor got back on the winning track at this weekend ’ s Rattlesnake National Enduro , round five of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Cross Fork , Pennsylvania . It was the AmPro Yamaha rider ’ s first win since opening the 2022 series with a victory at round one in Sumter , South Carolina .
Steward topped series point leader Coastal Racing GasGas ’ Ryder Lafferty by 7 seconds to take today ’ s win . The South Carolina rider only won two of the six tests , but his performance in the rocky fifth test made the difference and allowed him to surpass Lafferty with one test remaining in the race .
“ We were all really close all day , but that fifth test always stands out for me here ,” said Steward . “ It ’ s just one of those tests and it kind of played into my favor . I knew that test was coming and I just made sure I rode really good . I actually pushed the front end and lost ten or twelve seconds , and still I think I put more than thirty seconds on the rest of the guys in that one . That was just the advantage we needed .”