KTM Riders Finish 1st and 2nd at Snowshoe GNCC
Snowshoe, WV – KTM riders Rory Mead and Kailub Russell finished 1st and 2nd overall at the eighth round of the GNCC Series after a great last lap battle to the finish.
Factory FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell had a great start and leaped out front early. Unfortunately, he suffered a crash on the first lap that set him back a few positions. His times were quick but a few lappers halted his speed throughout the three-hour race. On the final lap, he began to challenge Mead for the lead and came just six seconds short at the finish.
Mead rode a solid pace throughout the entire race to take his second GNCC XC1 win of the season. Now eight rounds into the series, Mead sits third in the overall point standings while Russell is just one point shy of the lead position.
The GNCC XC2 class was won by KTM rider Jason Thomas. This win marked the first win of the season for Thomas. Fellow KTM rider and series point leader, Steward Baylor, finished 3rd.
In the Women’s Pro class, Factory FMF/KTM rider Maria Forsberg kept her win streak alive. She captured her eighth win of the season to remain undefeated in the Women’s class. Forsberg now has a comfortable point lead heading to the ninth round.
Next Event: Millfield, OH – July 7-8, 2012
Overall Results GNCC XC1 Class –
Rory Mead – KTM
Kailub Russell – KTM
Bobby Prochnau – KTM
Takeshi Koikeda – KTM
Overall Results GNCC XC2 Class –
Jason Thomas – KTM
Steward Baylor – KTM
Zach Nolan – KTM
Overall Point Standings GNCC XC1 Class –
Paul Whibley – 198
Kailub Russell – 197
Rory Mead – 156
Overall Point Standings GNCC XC2 Class –
Steward Baylor – 182
Jason Thomas – 173
Jesse Robinson – 150