SUMTER, S.C., (Jan. 29, 2012) – WP Racing USA-backed brothers Steward and Grant Baylor turned in stellar performances at the opening round of the AMA National Enduro Series in Sumter, South Carolina, this weekend, with 17-year-old Steward claiming his first-ever national win, while 14-year-old Grant finished an impressive 12th.
Riding against the top national enduro riders in the country, Steward Baylor jumped into the lead from the get-go, winning three of the six tests on the extremely rough and whooped out Sumter course. Relying on suspension by WP Racing USA, Baylor steadily pulled away from the competition to take the overall win by a whopping 40 seconds over the runner-up finisher, despite suffering a mid-race crash which threatened to derail his efforts.
“We went out to a local riding area the day before the race with Bart Hayes of WP Racing USA and we got my suspension dialed in perfectly for the local terrain and it made all the difference in the race on Sunday,” said Steward. “The race got pretty rough but my WP Racing USA suspension was spot on the entire distance.”
Younger brother Grant rode a phenomenal race considering his age, beating several of the top Pros and finishing as the second highest finishing non-pro behind multi-time national hare scrambles champ Jason Raines. Grant also relies on suspension by WP Racing USA, and credits Bart Hayes for much of his success.
The Baylor brothers will try to maintain their momentum when the AMA National Enduro Series resumes in Greensboro, Georgia, on February 19th for the Cherokee Enduro.
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Based in North Carolina, WP Racing USA has established itself as the leader in KTM and Husaberg suspension services. Winning GNCC, National Enduro and regional championships as the representative for WP Suspension in the United States.
WP Racing USA and Genuine Dirt Racer products are part of the RidePG group and Kudzu Project LLC.
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