West Virginia rider Tyler Braniff rounded out the top 10 overall and first in Open A on a Yamaha .
Dalton Seals ( Yam ) took top honors in the Pro-Am class after sweeping all 12 tests . Seals topped runnerup Zach Nash ( KTM ) by 1:32 , while Earl Luhn III was third , just over two minutes back .
Brandy Richards ( KTM ) travelled all the way from Arizona to win the Pro Women ’ s class . It was her first race on the east coast in over a year .
“ I was a little nervous coming in because I saw there was rain ,” said Richards . “ Back west we don ’ t have rain , so it ’ s all dry and dusty . I was a little nervous but excited to get the time in in the mud . The first enduro test was a little hectic . I got a little stuck on some tree roots and stuff and just kind of getting used to the slick , tight stuff really . Just kind of progressed throughout the weekend . Day two , today , I felt phenomenal all day , really , especially in the woods . I was just picking up some good speed , getting a lot more comfortable in that slick stuff . So I ' m extremely happy with how the weekend went .”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna ’ s Tayla Jones was second , which was good enough to clinch the Pro Women ’ s championship .
Rachel Archer wrapped her AmPro Yamaha around a tree in the first
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