The second round of the North American Enduro Series saw some big names turn out in Tennessee, USA.
Shane Leslie (right) took the win in Tennessee. Pic: Burke Lawrence
A stacked field turned out to race Windrock Bike Park’s famously technical trails, but it was Shane Leslie of Arizona who clinched victory after five big stages of Tennessee’s finest singletrack. Dillon Santos (Yeti/Fox Development) was just three seconds back in second place with last year’s series winner Mckay Vezina (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) rounding out the podium in third.
Frida Helen Ronning of Norway (right) won the closely fought women's race. Pic: Burke Lawrence
The racing was even faster in the women’s category - with Norway’s Frida Helena Ronning taking the top spot by just two seconds. Local rider Rachel Pageau placed second with Virginia’s Lindsey Carpenter taking third.
Isabella Naughton on her way to the U21 win. Pic: Burke Lawrence
In the U21 competition Isabella Naughton (Liv Racing) took the gold - posting an incredible time that would have seen her finish third in the women’s category. Just behind Naughton was Lauren Bingham (Yeti/Fox Development) in second and Riley Miller (Liv Racing) in third. The tight racing continued in the U21 Men, with Max Sedlak beating second placed Jack Brown by just three seconds with Aiden Chapin back in third.
Kyle Gillespie took a convincing win in the Master Men, ahead of John Shane O’Shura in second and B.J. Treglia in third. Rae Gandolf in the Master Women ahead of Kelly Lavette.
Dillon Santos of Yeti leads the series standings, with Mckay Vezina in second and Warren Kniss in third. Pic: Burke Lawrence
After two rounds it’s Dillon Santos who leads the North America Enduro Series rankings on 350 points, with Mckay Vezina in second on 220 points and Warren Kniss (Yeti/Fox Development) in third. In the women’s standings it’s still Andreane Lanthier Nadeau (Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team) leading the points, with Amy Morrison in second and Lindsey Carpenter in third.
In the U21 Women Isabella Naughton leads the series whilst Max Sedlak leads out the U21 Men. Canada’s Ingrid Larouche leads Master Women’s points with Kyle Gillespie out front in the Master Men.
The Series heads south to Mexico for round three with the Lobo Enduro on April 25th.