On The Pegs August 2017 - Volume 2 - Issue 8 - Page 95

On The Pegs Vol. 2 Issue 8 - August 2017 Cory Buttrick was in po- dium position until he had mechanical problems in the third test on Sunday. P 95 test cost me.” Fourth overall went to Smith, who was strongest all day in the Enduro test, though he did fin- ish second in the first Cross test. Meanwhile, Blythe rounded out the top five with two test wins on the day, both coming on the Cross test. SUNDAY Blythe got off to a quick start on Sunday, winning the first test of the day – a Cross test, which cut into Ashburn’s overall lead by about three seconds. Ash- burn was second with Buttrick in third. Ashburn got his three seconds back when he topped Blythe in the Enduro test; however it was Smith who picked up the test win. For the rest of the day, Ashburn and Blythe battle back and forth, with Blythe picking up time in the Cross test only to lose it back to Ashburn in the Enduro test. Buttrick was not far behind Ashburn and Blythe and was actually in podium position until the third test when his rear brake pedal seized and he lost about 20 minutes getting it repaired, which eliminated him from podium contention. Heading into the final test of the day – an Enduro test – Blythe held a three-second lead over Ashburn in Sunday’s stand- ings. However, Ashburn turned in perhaps his best ride of the weekend and came across the finish six seconds faster than Blythe, giving Ashburn Sunday’s