On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 136

words and photos by SHAN MOORE
2022 AMA NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES ROUND 2 MAY 1 , 2022 ARRINGTON , VA
After a disappointing seventh-place finish at the opening round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Sumter , South Carolina , FMF / KTM ’ s Ben Kelley dominated the action at this weekend ’ s Dragon ’ s Back National Enduro , round two of the series in Arrington , Virginia .
Last year ’ s Dragon Back winner , Grant Baylor ( REV Motorsports GasGas ), won the opening test of the day before Kelley took control , winning the remaining five tests to outdistance Grant by over 44 seconds for the victory .
“ Seventh at the first round and then first here at round two ; I ’ m happy ,” said Kelley . “ I wasn ’ t really so prepared for the first round , but I still gave it my best and it was a seventh . So , I wasn ’ t too stoked on that . I ’ ve just been riding good lately and I rode the past two days in some tighter hard-pack trail , just trying to get better at these . I think that helped .”
Grant ’ s win in test one was the only downer for Kelley ’ s impressive day . The National Enduro Promotions Group ( NEPG ) is offering a bounty
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