Despite having to come from behind in both motos, Blake Baggett grabbed 3rd in the first moto, and 1st in the second moto at Budds Creek. Good enough for the overall win, and keeping his title hopes alive in a very interesting championship chase.
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.