Russell Wins First Career National Enduro

May 18, 2015 10:30am | by:

Park Hills, MO – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took his first career Kenda AMA National Enduro win at the fifth round of the season after winning four of six special tests.

The current championship point leader started the race off just as he had the previous rounds with a first test win. “I always ride good at the beginning of the race,” stated Russell. “The difference is today I was able to ride good through the end and earn my first win.”

Russell won four special tests on his way to his first victory. Despite the slick conditions from some rain in the early morning, Russell was able to navigate the course cleanly aboard his new factory-edition motorcycle to put together an impressive ride. His win at this round increases his point lead to 23 points at the halfway point of the series.

Photo: Shan Moore

His teammate, Russell Bobbitt, and winner of the previous National Enduro round, had an up and down day. “I just never seemed to adjust to the bike or course conditions today,” stated Bobbitt. Bobbitt had his best test section in the fourth section of the day and his overall times earned him fifth overall. He is now tied for second in the point standings. Also just missing the podium was KTM support rider Steward Baylor. The KTM pilot had a solid run throughout the day to finish fourth overall.

Next Event: Upton, WY – June 14, 2015

Overall Results

  1. Kailub Russell – KTM
  2. Grant Baylor
  3. Andrew DeLong
  4. Steward Baylor – KTM
  5. Russell Bobbitt – KTM
  6. Ryan Sipes
  7. Trevor Bollinger – KTM
  8. Craig DeLong
  9. Evan Smith – KTM
  10. Brad Bakken

Overall Point Standings

  1. Kailub Russell – 105
  2. Steward Baylor – 82
  3. Russell Bobbitt – 82