On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 137

for any rider who can win all six tests at any round and for the Virginia round the bounty was up to $ 2000 . Grant took home an extra $ 500 for playing the role of spoiler and now the bounty for round three will be $ 3000 .
Kelley didn ’ t seem too bothered by missing out on the extra $ 2000 . He seemed more excited about how he performed .
“ After Grant won the first test , I won test two ,” said Kelley . “ From there , I just kept clicking them off . I kind of found my flow and was riding good . I had energy . I was just going fast , flowing around the corners and kind of hitting my marks . It was nice . It was probably the best I ’ ve ever felt at an enduro , besides Sumter in 2019 .”
Grant was pleased with his fast start , which he ’ s not usually known for , and although he won the Dragon Back Enduro last year , he was still happy to get a good chunk of points at this year ’ s round knowing good well it ’ s a long season and a lot of things can happen .
“ We ’ ve had good luck here in the past in Virginia ,” said Grant . “ I had some good confidence going into today , but I had a rough week leading up and hurt my back . Just came out first test , tried to just run it smooth and come through in a strong finish there and ended up winning it . I kind of surprised myself
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