This past weekend kicked off the 2010/2011 SETRA Enduro Season with the legendary Little Brown Jug Enduro in Whitmire, South Carolina. This year marked the 57th running of this race, making it one of the oldest enduro events in the country. It’s been long regarded as a grueling event between the late summer heat, silty whooped out terrain and this year’s challenge, the dust, the Jug is one race that always presents a challenge.
Defending race winner Glenn Kearney made the return to the event in attempt to claim his second win at the Jug, but he had challengers, with the biggest being from the likes of Steward Baylor, Russell Bobbitt, Jesse Robinson and Paul Whibley.
As the day wore on it became apparent that Steward was going to be the guy to beat, but Robinson and Kearney stayed close. However, bad luck would strike Kearney as he would run out of gas nearing the end. Russell Bobbitt also ran into some problems on the day. This left the door open for the other challengers.
When it was all said and done Steward Baylor and Jesse Robinson had tied for the Overall, but when it came down to the tie breaker sections, Steward edged out Jesse to take his first Little Brown Jug Enduro overall win. Paul Whibley would end up taking third.
The biggest buzz on the day from the riders was about how great the trail was. The Greenville Enduro Riders put on a great race and riders are already looking forward to next year.