Jordan Ashburn topped each days of competitors to say the general win at this weekend’s Hill Billy Dash Enduro, spherical 5 of the Kenda Full Gasoline Dash Enduro Collection offered by PRI Powersports Insurance coverage in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Colorado’s Ian Blythe was second on a KTM, whereas Integrity Acquisitions-backed KTM rider Evan Smith was third.
The win marked the second victory in a row for the Beta USA rider within the Kenda Full Gasoline Dash Enduro Collection, and he did it with velocity and consistency, taking two take a look at wins on Saturday and two take a look at wins on Sunday.
“For me, it’s simply been about getting used to the dash sequence format,” stated Ashburn, who’s in his first full season with the sequence in 2017. “It was one other good weekend and I simply tried to be constant and hit my traces and it paid off.”
Ashburn obtained off to a superb begin on Saturday, profitable the primary take a look at of the day by about eight seconds forward of Blythe and Smith. With all six exams within the books, Ashburn was high finisher for the day, ending simply over 10 seconds forward of Buttrick, who edged out Baylor for the runner-up slot, regardless of not profitable a take a look at all day.
Third went to Baylor, who was simply three-tenths of a second behind his teammate Buttrick. “I’d have a superb take a look at after which I’d comply with it up with a foul one,” Baylor stated. “After the primary two exams we modified forks and tires and we began making up a number of time, however that crash within the final take a look at value me.”
Fourth general went to Smith, who was strongest all day within the Enduro take a look at, although he did end second within the first Cross take a look at. In the meantime, Blythe rounded out the highest 5 with two take a look at wins on the day, each approaching the Cross take a look at.
Blythe obtained off to a fast begin on Sunday, profitable the primary take a look at of the day – a Cross take a look at, which reduce into Ashburn’s general lead by about three seconds. Ashburn was second with Buttrick in third.
Ashburn obtained his three seconds again when he topped Blythe within the Enduro take a look at; nevertheless it was Smith who picked up the take a look at win. For the remainder of the day, Ashburn and Blythe battle backwards and forwards, with Blythe choosing up time within the Cross take a look at solely to lose it again to Ashburn within the Enduro take a look at.
Heading into the ultimate take a look at of the day – an Enduro take a look at – Blythe held a three-second lead over Ashburn in Sunday’s standings. Nevertheless, Ashburn turned in maybe his finest experience of the weekend and got here throughout the end six seconds quicker than Blythe, giving Ashburn Sunday’s win by three seconds and in addition the general win by almost 17 seconds. Blythe ended the day and the weekend in second general, whereas Smith was third general.
- Jordan Ashburn (Wager) 1:13:01.473
- Ian Blythe (KTM) 1:13:18.593
- Evan Smith (KTM) 1:13:31.227
- Vance Francis (KTM) 1:15:42.563
- Brandon Nero (Yam) 1:18:38.309
- Cory Buttrick (KTM) 1:31:47.540
- Steward Baylor (KTM) 00:36:35.941