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Cycle News 2022 Issue 17 April 26

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Michael Gets On Track at Track 93 Sprint Enduro L ayne Michael put his AmPro Yamaha in the win column for the first time this season by claiming the overall win at round six of the U.S. Sprint Enduro Se- ries this weekend at Track 93 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Michael beat out series points leader Josh Toth by just over eight sec- onds after two days of racing. Michael took the win on the first day of racing by 1.9 seconds ahead of the FMF/KTM-backed Toth, after a tight day of racing that went back and forth between the two riders. However, Michael tidied up some lines on day two to take a more comfortable win and the overall. Needless to say, Michael was pleased to get the victory. "It's been a frustrating year at these, so it's good to finally get this win," said Michael. "I feel like I've been just barely getting beat. I just haven't been able to put it together. This weekend was re- ally good. I just started off strong on Saturday and then stayed off the ground all weekend." On Saturday, it was pretty much back and forth between Michael and Toth, with Michael getting the upper hand by a couple of seconds in the cross test, while Toth would have a two- second edge in the enduro test. Amazingly, Toth nearly hit a deer that wandered onto the race- course in the second enduro test and went down, losing eight sec- onds to Michael. But then came back in the final enduro test to out-pace Michael by nine sec- onds, leaving the two riders with IN THE WIND P42 Layne Michael got back to his winning ways in the U.S. Sprint Enduro Championship after winning in West Virginia. PHOTOS: SHAN MOORE

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