ThorMX KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took his third consecutive win in a row to remain undefeated in the GNCC Series. Russell rode a flawless race to the checkered flag with a dominant 38 second lead over his competitors. Fellow teammate Kacy Martinez also remained undefeated in the women’s class, taking her third win of the series. Now with three rounds into the series, she leads the championship by 8 points. The next GNCC event picks up in Union, SC on April 12, 2015.
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
Thor KTM Factory Team rider Kailub Russell took another dominating win to make it two in a row for the first two rounds of the GNCC Series. Russell had a great jump off the start of the XC1 Pro class and pulled the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. Russell got bogged down in a few mud holes, but battled his way to an impressive win by over 2 minutes.
In the WXC class, Martinez pulled the holeshot and took the early lead. She had built a sizeable margin between herself and second place before she got stuck in a mud hole, then fell back to sixth. Martinez raced forward and on the final lap managed to battle her way to the top of the podium. This marks Martinez’s second consecutive win for the season.
Round 3 of the GNCC series picks up March 28th in Morganton, NC.
KTM Factory riders Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took wins at the opening round of the GNCC Series in the XC1 Pro and WXC classes respectively.
Russell got a great start off the line in the XC1 Pro class and quickly took the lead. He held it for the entire race and won with over two minutes between himself and second place.
Martinez began with a 10th place start, but passed for the lead within the first two miles. Once in the lead, she checked out and pulled almost two minutes over the next closest women’s rider.
The GNCC rider’s will now head to Washington, GA to compete in round 2 of the series on March 15, 2015