Crawfordsville, IN – It was a phenomenal weekend for the Factory FMF/KTM Team as three of its riders earned championships at the GNCC Finale. Kailub Russell claimed his first GNCC XC1 Championship after taking the win over teammate Charlie Mullins, while Grant Baylor secured the GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Championship in his rookie season and Maria Forsberg earned the GNCC Women’s title for the fourth consecutive year.
In the GNCC XC1 class, the battle would remain between the two KTM teammates, Russell and Mullins, just as it had the entire season. The two teammates arrived at the Ironman GNCC with only two points separating them for the championship battle. The title would come down to the rider who finished ahead of the other at the end of the 3-hour race.