Kailub Russell won the Mountaineer GNCC in West Virginia. Photography by Ken Hill

Kailub Russell got back to his winning ways at the Mountaineer GNCC in West Virginia. Photography by Ken Hill

Kailub Russell got back on the winning track after recording a wire-to-wire victory at the Mountaineer Run GNCC, the seventh round of the Amsoil Grand National Cross Country Series in Masontown, West Virginia, May 25.

Russell got out in front early and sprinted away, though his FMF KTM teammate and series leader Charlie Mullins kept him honest for the first half of the race. That’s when Mullins suffered a hard get-off and wasn’t able to mount any kind of a challenge to Russell after that. Mullins, however, managed to maintain second, taking the checkered flag one minute and 48 seconds behind Russell.

Although Russell gained a few points on Mullins, Mullins still leads by seven points.

Third on the day went to AmPro Yamaha’s Josh Strang who crossed the finish line about a minute behind Mullins.

Ricky Russell won the XC2 Pro Lites class.

Fourth went to Strang’s teammate Jordan Ashburn, while Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong rounded out the top five overall.

In XC2 Pro Lites, Yamaha rider Ricky Russell claimed the win over Honda rider Trevor Bollinger and KTM’s Grant Baylor. Russell has a six-point lead over Russell in the class championship.

FMF KTM’s Kacy Martinez recorded her sixth win of the season in the Women’s division. She now has a 19-point cushion in the championship chase.

Round 7

May 25, 2014

Millfield, Ohio

Mountaineer Run

Amsoil GNCC Series

OVERALL

1. Kailub Russell (KTM)

2. Charlie Mullins (KTM)

3. Josh Strang (Yam)

4. Jordan Ashburn (Yam)

5. Andrew Delong (Hus)

6. Ricky Russell (Yam)

7. Chris Bach (Hon)

8. Jason Thomas (KTM)

9. Trevor Bollinger (Hon)

10. Grant Baylor (KTM)

XC2 PRO LITES

1. Ricky Russell (Yam)

2. Trevor Bollinger (Hon)

3. Grant Baylor (KTM)

4. Nick Davis (KTM)

5. Jessie Groemm (KTM)

6. Jedediah Haines (Yam)

7. Kevin Benavides (KTM)

8. Travis Teasdale (KTM)

9. Kenneth Gilbert (Yam)

10. Chris Douglas (KTM)

OVERALL POINT STANDINGS

1. Charlie Mullins (180)

2. Kailub Russell (173)

3. Josh Strang (132)

XC2 OVERALL POINT STANDINGS

1. Ricky Russell (178)

2. Grant Baylor (172)

3. Trevor Bollinger (142)

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