Grant Baylor clinches GASGAS its first AMA National Enduro Championship
October 25, 2022
By Keaton Maisano
While Grant Baylor’s fifth win of the year came by less than a second, his claim to the championship was far less contested.
Growing his lead to an insurmountable 44 points, the penultimate round of the 2022 AMA National Enduro Championship in Sand Spring, Okla., on Oct. 16 proved to be the stage for REV Motorsports GASGAS’ Baylor to clinch the crown. The title marked the first for GASGAS USA.
Baylor started Round 9 strong by winning the opening test, but five-time champion and Yamaha’s Steward Baylor stayed close behind. Despite his brother’s valiant effort, Grant Baylor held on to the win by 0.7 seconds to be crowned champion for the second time in three years.
“I knew Steward was coming on strong,” Baylor said, “and I decided if I didn’t do something different, he was going to beat me, and I wanted to get the championship wrapped up at this race, so it didn’t have to go down to the last race of the season. So, I went into that last test and just gave it everything I had.”
The season finale will be held Nov. 6 in Stanton, Ala.