On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 - Page 116

However , after a mistake Ashburn would find himself back in fourth as AmPro Yamaha ’ s Steward Baylor was busy making his way through the pack from a sixth place start to the race . Baylor had made his way to second by lap four and was working on passing Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing ’ s Ricky Russell who had moved into the lead . After Russell lost his momentum up the hill climb , Baylor would be able to make the pass stick for the lead . Baylor would hold the lead until the checkered flag flew , earning his second win of the season as he missed rounds 2-8 due to injury .
Ashburn would manage to work his way back up to second to finish out the race , while Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing ’ s Craig DeLong also managed to battle his way back into a podium finish as he moved into third with two laps remaining in the race . His teammate , Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing ’ s Thad Duvall would come through fourth on the day after holding the lead on the third lap of the race . Ashburn , DeLong and Duvall would all come through the finish just seconds separating them .
FMF / KTM Factory Racing ’ s Joshua Toth would finish the day out fifth in the XC1 class as he had to make a pit stop for a new shifter after snapping his off at the top of the hill climb . After his hill climb incident , Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing ’ s
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