Kailub Russell made waves this weekend when he elected to ride a 2-stroke KTM 150SX to victory in the GNCC Ironman race event, a feat thought to be impossible.
DoB: February 8, 1990
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Residence: Boonville, North Carolina
Hometown: Kingston, Ohio
Bike: KTM 350 XC-F
2013 GNCC XC1 Champion
2013 ISDE U.S. Junior Trophy Team Member
2012 2nd overall GNCC XC1 Series
2011: 4th Overall GNCC XC1 Series
2011: 1st place overall - GNCC XC1 Series - Round 12
2010: GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Champion
2009: GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Champion
2008: 3rd Overall GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Series
Kailub Russell started slow, but battled from 15th position to take the win with a commanding 27 second lead over second place.
Grant Baylor rode well and won his GNCC XC2 race by 3 minutes.
Kacy Martinez may already be crowned 2014 GNCC WXC champion, but that didn’t stop her from battling back to take the top step at Unadilla.
The Snowshoe GNCC has a unique start as riders line up on the main village city center drive, and take-off in rows of five riders spaced 10 seconds apart. Russell had a great jump, and was able to move into the lead at the first large downhill.
From that moment on he rode a mistake-free race, to stretch his lead every lap on his way to the win. At the end of the three-hour long race he took the victory by three minutes.