On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 108

in third . Delong and Baylor would be separated themselves finishing out the top half of the order . As the checkers flew , Kelley would claim his fourth straight win by 1:25 over Ashburn , now 1:10 over Bollinger who took his first podium of the year . Delong and Baylor would round out the top five , with Canada ’ s Tyler Medaglis taking 6th over Toth , multitime National Enduro champion Russ Bobbitt finishing 8th , with Sweden ’ s Rikard Hansson finishing 9th , as Michael would claim 10th .
The XC2 Pro Lites class through the first three rounds was controlled by AmPro Yamaha ’ s Mike Witkowski . His closest challengers were Team Babbitt ’ s Monster Energy Kawasaki ’ s Lyndon Snodgrass and Phoenix Racing Honda ’ s Ruy Barbosa who was putting in consistent finishes . As the green flag waved it was Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna ’ s Jack Edmonson grabbing the holeshot , with Snodgrass and Coastal GasGas mounted Ryder Lafferty in tow as the field headed toward the woods . For the first four laps Witkowski and Michael would battle , trading the lead back and forth , with Barbosa less than fifteen seconds behind .
On lap five Witkowski would make his first major error of the year , with a high speed crash affecting the rest of the Indiana native ’ s race . Up front , Snodgrass would lead the way by 1:17 over Barbosa , with RPM Racing
KORIE STEEDE , WXC photo by mack faint