DIRTWISE/MAXXIS/KLIM TEAM RACE REPORT - Nat Enduro Rd. 5
DirtWise/Maxxis/KLIM Race team rider Drew Higgins continued his great start to the 2015 race season, with a solid 3rd place finish at Round 5 of the Nat Enduro series, held in slimed conditions over the weekend in Missouri.
Aiming for another strong run at the Expert/AA class Championship in 2015, Higgins struggled to find a good flow all day long in the difficult conditions, finally settling in for a 3rd place finish which extended his Championship points lead.
Kailub Russell Earns First Career National Enduro Win
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’s 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.”
Park Hills, MO (May 17, 2015) - It took a few races, but Kailub Russell finally got his first win in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series after three-straight runner-up finishes. The FMF/KTM rider’s Victory came at the Lead Belt National Enduro, round five of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, held in St. Joe State Park south of Park Hills, Missouri.
Although the North Carolina rider is new to the series this year and has been adjusting to the new format, he was fast and sharp on the slippery Missouri single-track.
Russell set himself up nicely by winning the opening test of the day by 19 seconds over N-Fab/Am Pro Yamaha’s Grant Baylor, and then added wins in the second, fourth and fifth tests for good measure. Meanwhile, Baylor kept Russell honest by winning tests three and six.
In the end, Russell, who was riding the new 2015.5 250 SXF Factory Edition