tip-overs throughout the day , so after that , I won the rest of the tests and brought it home . I just kept it smooth and tried to keep it on two wheels after those first three tests .”
Grant still had a small slipup in test five , when he over-shot a corner on an off-camber and got stuck . “ I had to get off and had to push my bike back up onto the track ,” said Grant . “ But other than that , it was a really good day for me . I knew it was going to be one of those days where smoother would be faster , instead of trying to go fast , just because of how dry it was , so I just tried to keep it smooth .”
With the win , Grant extended his lead to 34 points ahead of his brother , AmPro Yamaha ’ s Steward Baylor , in the championship points , giving him more than a full race cushion with just two races remaining in the series ( 30 points are awarded for a win ).
Should Grant hold on and win the title it will make six straight years that one or the other of the Baylor brothers has won the national enduro title . Steward has won it four times , while Grant won the title in 2020 .
“ I ’ ve never been in this situation , where I had the chance to wrap it up early ,” said Grant . “ I think where I ’ m sitting now , I should just be able to go to this next one in Tulsa and kind of ride it home and hopefully wrap it
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