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Kailub Russell Race Repot

April 11 2011

This weekends GNCC was in Union, South Carolina. It was a bit overcast at the beginning of the race but within a short time the temps raised making for some very hot conditions.

Photo By: Shan Moore
I got a good jump off the start and was second going into the woods. On the first lap, I ran right behind my team mate Charlie Mullins. I knew that Charlie would set a good pace so we rode together early on. The track was rough but my bike was working really well. By the third lap, Charlie had stalled his bike in a turn and I passed him taking the lead. I made a few mistakes and Charlie regained the lead. I was still hanging in there with Charlie, but since I was still recovering from a sinus infection, the hotter it got the more I coughed. As the race went on I was having a very difficult time breathing, but I knew I had to perservere and push through it. Josh Strang caught and passed me then I crashed having to stop and tweek my front end a bit. I managed to hold onto 3rd place until the end of the race. I'm not happy with my performance this weekend but I will continue to train and push hard for the overall position.

The fans were great thanks for all the support!

A big thanks goes out to Tanner my mechanic and the entire FMF/KTM race team as well as: Muscle Milk, Thor, Parts Unlimited, KTM Powerwear, KTM Powerparts, Scott, Sidi, Dunlop, Motorex, Acerbis, Renthal, Motion Pro,WP Suspension, Rekluse, IMS, T.M. Designworks, Motosport, and Club MX.