Story and photos by Shan Moore
FMF/KTM’s Johnny Girroir relied on a strong final day to claim the overall win at this weekend’s Warrior Sprint Enduro, round four of the US Sprint Enduro Series Presented by Moose Racing in Semora, North Carolina, beating out RPM Racing’s Angus Riordan by just 14 seconds to claim the “W” after two days of racing.
Rain on Saturday made for a slippery course in the North Carolina clay, however the sun came out on Sunday and dried the track making for considerably different conditions. Cody Barnes topped Girroir for Saturday’s win, the Phoenix Honda Racing Pro 2 rider beating Girroir out by just under eight seconds after winning two of the six tests (both Enduro tests). Riordan and Phoenix Honda Racing’s Ruy Barbosa were third and fourth behind Girroir with Coastal Racing GasGas’ Thad DuVall rounding out the top five.
On Sunday, Girroir got his mojo working and won three tests outright, while also tying Riordan in the final Enduro test, giving the former motocrosser Sunday’s win by 12.3 seconds over Riordan, in addition to the overall win for the weekend.
Sixth overall and top Pro-Am rider was Jason Tino on a Husqvarna. Just 20 seconds behind Tino was Precision Offroad Racing’s Dominik Morse in seventh overall and second in the Pro-Am division. Another 1:28 behind Morse was Husqvarna-mounted Gavin Simon, while Zack Toth (KTM) and Sam Forrester (Hsq) rounded out the top 10.
US SPRINT ROUND 4 OVERALL RESULTS
1. Johnny Girroir (KTM)
2. Angus Riordan (KTM)
3. Cody Barnes (Hon)
4. Thad DuVall (GG)
5. Ruy Barbosa (Hon)
6. Jason Tino (Hsq)
7. Dominick Morse (Hsq)
8. Gavin Simon (Hsq)