2019 Sumter National Enduro Results
After retiring nearly two years ago, Russell Bobbitt busted out the Bobbitt of old at the 50th running of the 2019 Sumter National Enduro and claimed the overall win at the opening round of the 2019 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, presented by Moose Racing, in Wedgefield, South Carolina, February 3. Bobbitt’s last win came in 2016.
Bobbitt Wins 2019 Sumter National Enduro
The 33-year-old rider from Georgia, Bobbitt, finished 16 seconds ahead of Steward Baylor after the six tests and 64 miles of competition. Bobbitt was on a Gnarly Routes-backed KTM two-stroke.
“It was super fun to be back on the two-stroke, it felt like old times,” said Bobbitt. “The first three tests went well and I kept it clean. The wet sand conditions make up some of my favorite style terrain to ride. I caught a flow early on and rode well all day. The last three tests went well, too, with good times and I was stoked to be in the top five.”
Baylor (Tely Energy Racing KTM) was happy to get second overall after coming into the enduro nursing a bum knee, which he re-injured while practicing earlier in the week.
Third overall went to Evan Smith (Husqvarna/Max Motorsports/FXR Racing) who had a shot at second place but lost out to Baylor late in the enduro.
Mike Witkowski (Beta USA) and Thorn Devlin (GasGas) rounded out the top five overall.
Zack Hayes won the NEPro2 division in seventh overall.
Mackenzie Tricker (KTM) won the Women’s Elite class with more than a minute to spare over defending class champion Tayla Jones (Husqvarna).
Eight-time National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty also came out of retirement and won the AA class aboard a KTM 500 EXC. CN
2019 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series
Sumter National Enduro
Wedgefield, South Carolina
RESULTS: February 3, 2019
- Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
- Steward Baylor (KTM)
- Evan Smith (Hus)
- Mike Witkowski (Bet)
- Thorn Devlin (GG)
- Cory Buttrick (Hus)
- Zach Hayes (KTM)
- Jake Froman (Hus)
- Liam Draper (KTM)
- Tegan Temple (KTM)