New Berlin, NY – Factory FMF KTM rider Kailub Russell was crowned the 2015 GNCC Champion after an impressive fourth place result at round ten of the series just one week after injuring his knee.
Russell debated whether or not to compete in the GNCC race after injuring his knee at the ISDE race one week ago. However, with the title on the line he suited up and gave it all he had to come home with a top five result while wrapping up the championship title three rounds early.
Russell got off to a good start and put in a couple decent sprint laps early on to secure a place inside the top ten. “I knew I needed to be inside the top ten to clinch the title so I went to work early to put myself in position,” stated Russell.
Near the halfway mark, he stepped up his game and began creeping up on the top five riders. On the final lap he was able to move into fourth place and secure the championship.
“It was a good day,” stated the champion. “If I was going to write down on paper what I wanted to do, this would have been it. I was able to manage the race pretty well today and I had a lot of fun on the track. I’m very honored to win another championship and am grateful to my team, my family and my friends that have helped support me this season.”
Next Event: Central City, PA – October 4, 2015
Overall Results (XC1 Pro and XC2 Pro Lites Combined)
1. Josh Strang
2. Thad DuVall
3. Ryan Sipes
4. Kailub Russell – KTM
5. Andrew DeLong
6. Chris Bach
7. Jason Thomas – KTM
8. Nick Davis
9. Grant Baylor
10. Tyler Medaglia
Overall Point Standings –
1. Kailub Russell – 283
2. Thad DuVall – 192
3. Grant Baylor – 180