For the Eighth Annual Last Dog Standing, presented by AOMC, at Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino, California, the Prairie Dogs Motorcycle Club might have devised its most difficult challenge yet. Run in a moto format, the third and final heat called Last Dog 3 (LD3) proved to be more than most of the field could handle due to temperatures in the 90s, lingering dust in the narrow canyons, and the most technical terrain the club could find in the hills around the park.

After winning LD2 (only the Sportsmen raced LD1), FMF KTM Factory Off-road Racing Team’s Taylor Robert appeared to be the favorite for LD3 (which was two laps of a loop about 8 miles long) and the overall triumph, but a couple of crashes put him into catch-up mode, forcing him to expend more energy than expected, and he had to resort to teaming up with SRT Husqvarna’s Trystan Hart in order to surmount some of the most difficult sections—this after waiting for the dust to clear after Hart’s SRT Husqvarna teammate Kyle Redmond slipped past and into the lead early in LD3.

“Kyle got up a hill that Trystan and I had to help each other up, and he was gone—he was riding really good,” Robert said. “Trystan and I got…

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