Kailub Russell#1



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

Recent Activity

Kailub Russell Makes History by claiming both GNCC and National Enduro Titles in Same Season


Kailub Russell finished on the podium at the ninth round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series to clinch the 2015 championship title and become the first rider in the history of off-road racing to claim the GNCC and National Enduro Championships in the same season.

Russell, who injured his knee at the 90th running of the ISDE event two weeks ago, managed to secure the GNCC Championship last weekend. Then just one week later, he earned a podium result at the National Enduro that allowed him to wrap up the series championship one round early.

Not only did Russell make history as the first off-road rider to clinch the GNCC and National Enduro Championships in the same season, but he and his fatherJeff Russell also became the first father and son duo to have won championships in the same series.


Russell Clinches the GNCC Title at Unadilla


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.”


Russell/Martinez Climb to the Top at the GNCC Mountaineer Run


Both Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took the win in their respective classes at the GNCC Round 7 event in Masontown, WV. Russell started his race in domineering fashion with a massive holeshot, but was  bogged down in a rock section that allowed Ryan Sipes to pass him. Kailub and Ryan swapped the lead for the next three laps, but after the two racers came in for their pit stop, Russell was able to pull a 26 second gap on Sipes, and took the win going away. Martinez also had an uphill battle as she lost her lead in a tricky rock section that ended up putting her a minute and a half down on the competition. Martinez came charging back though, and reclaimed the lead and the win with over a minute gap to her nearest competitor.


The GNCC racing series continues in Millfield, OH on June 7th.


Russell and Martinez keep Pressing Forward in Championship Points


Kailub Russell earned 2nd overall at the sixth round of the GNCC Series to further increase his point lead in the championship standings. His teammate, Kacy Martinez, also increased her lead in the standings after claiming her fifth win of the season in the WXC class.  The GNCC series picks up again on May 24th in Masontown WV.



Kailub Russell Dominates with Fifth Consecutive Win in GNCC Racing



Kailub Russell extended his win streak to five-in-a-row this weekend in Springville, Indiana.  It was no walk through the daisies however as Russell crashed in the second turn of lap 1 and had to battle his way back to the front.   Russell also had his hands full fighting off assaults by Grant Baylor through the entirety of the race.  The GNCC series resumes May 9 and 10 in Odessa, New York.