1st
September, 2018
Round 1
Little Brown Jug Enduro
The 65th annual Little Brown Jug took place on a Saturday and had a great turn out. Co-sanctioned with FTR, close to 400 riders showed up to race. The day started in the low 70s, but temps soon climbed into the 90s, which wore on the riders late in the day. Despite the temperature and dusty conditions, the Greenville Enduro Riders put on great race.

Starting and finishing on Randy Hawkin’s property, the trail was a blast. Riders spent the day climbing and descending on flowy hardpack trails, while holding it wide open in the sandy bottom lands. And of course there was plenty of rocks, roots, and a creek crossing to keep riders on their toes the entire day. Five tests made up the course, with the 3rd test being the tightest and the 5th being the longest at 14 miles.

Racing between Ricky Russell and Stew Baylor would stay close all day. Baylor bested Russell in the 1st and 3rd section, but Russell stayed on Baylor’s heels until the end. Baylor won the day by dropping 33 minutes to Russell’s 35, making Baylor the overall LBJ enduro winner for the 3rd consecutive year. This is a rare feat in the 65 year history of the Jug, with only two other riders doing so. The legendary Randy Hawkins was the last rider to accomplish this, and it was only fitting that Hawkins was on scene to award the trophy to Baylor. Congrats Stew!
The women’s class had a great turnout. Mackenzie Tricker, the young aussie export, set a blistering pace. She easily won her class and finished 8th overall. Look for her to continue to dominate in offroad racing. Chase Hayes put in a strong performance, finishing 5th overall and dropping 42 points. Unfortunately, his older brother and the SETRA defending enduro champ Zack Hayes, was unable to finish the race. His day ended with a broken arm, resulting from a crash in the 1st section. Heal up soon Zack.
Dillon Bean, in 250 A, was moving all day taking Overall A and finishing 7th overall. Open B rider Corey Virgin took Overall B by dropping 54 minutes. Lastly, Ben Thomason won Overall C on a Yamaha 250 and a score of 60 minutes.

Thanks to everyone who made it out! See you at the Bootlegger on September 23rd.