have won a $ 1200 “ bounty ” if he had completed the feat . Toth also won $ 200 extra , $ 100 for posting top time in the Cross test for the weekend and $ 100 for posting fastest time in the Enduro test .
Russell came out of retirement to compete in the race , and admitted it took a while to get in the hang of things .
“ It ’ s tough to get back into it when you ’ re not in the groove ,” said Russell . “ I was hoping for a little bit more , but I can ’ t hope for too much . Josh rode really well . So did Liam . I was just kind of off touch a little bit all day .”
Tely Energy Racing KTM ’ s Liam Draper was sitting second after Saturday ’ s event , but settled for third overall after Russell picked up the pace .
“ I felt really good on Saturday ,” said Draper . “ The Cross test , I felt I was on it all weekend . The Enduro test really hurt me , though . That ’ s where Kailub caught me ; I would beat him in the Cross test and then he would kill me in the Enduro test .”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna ’ s Craig DeLong turned in an impressive ride for fourth , with especially fast times in the Enduro test .
“ I felt good in the Enduro test ,’ said DeLong . “ I need to work on my grass track skills . This was my first time using DOT tires and I struggled a bit
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