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

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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.

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

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Russell Remains Undefeated in GNCC Racing Series

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KTM ThorMX rider Kailub Russell remains undefeated in the 2015 GNCC Series after claiming his fourth consecutive win at the Big Buck GNCC. Russell dominated the Big Buck GNCC from start to finish, leading the entire race and finishing with a minute between himself and second place.

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Kacy Martinez finished second in the WXC class and maintains the championship points lead. The GNCC series picks up again April 26 in Springville, IN.

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Russell and Martinez win 3 GNCC races in a row

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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.

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Thor riders Russell and Martinez with back to back sweeps at GNCC Round 2

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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.

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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.

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GNCC Opening Round wins for Russell and Martinez

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.

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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.

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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

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Thor / KTM Team Sweep at Unadilla

Kailub Russell started slow, but battled from 15th position to take the win with a commanding 27 second lead over second place.

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Grant Baylor rode well and won his GNCC XC2 race by 3 minutes.

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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.

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Thor / Team KTM sweep the Loretta Lynn’s GNCC Podium

Hurricane Mills, TN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins took a hard fought win against his teammate Kailub Russell at the sixth round of the GNCC Racing Series held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Joining Mullins at the top of the podium were his teammates Grant Baylor and Kacy Martinez taking the victories in the XC2 Pro Lites and WXC classes.

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In the XC2 Pro Lites class, Grant Baylor had an 8th place start off the line. He quickly moved up to 3rd place by the end of the first lap. On the second lap he was able to make a pass for the lead and never looked back. He went on to lead the remaining laps and took the win by 37 seconds over the 2nd place ride of Ricky Russell. Baylor now holds the points lead heading to the next round.

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In the WXC class, Martinez came out first around the opening corner and never lost her lead position. She led all four laps of the race to take her fifth win of the series over fellow KTM rider Sarah Baldwin. She now holds an 18 point lead in the championship standings.

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