MULLINS MAINTAINS POINTS LEAD AFTER MAMMOTH GNCC
Park City, KY – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins still holds the GNCC XC1 Pro class points lead despite suffering a mechanical issue on the fourth lap of the event. His teammate, Kailub Russell, also suffered a technical issue on the muddy race course resulting in a DNF.
It was Russell who got off to a great start at the beginning of the race as he sat in the top five around the first corner. Mullins was last off the line but quickly came up through the pack and was in the top ten by the fourth corner.
At the end of the first lap both teammates were within striking distance of the lead. Russell continued to pressure Josh Strang for the lead position throughout the first three laps before he suffered a mechanical that took him from the race. Mullins made it to the fourth lap before the muddy conditions struck him with a spell of bad luck that also led to him not completing the race. Mullins suffered his mechanical issue with one lap remaining in the race which helped him hold on to a 14th place position despite not finishing. The points earned from the race today along with his previous season wins allow him to keep the points lead heading to the next event.
Women’s GNCC point leader and Factory FMF/KTM rider Maria Forsberg finished 5th overall at the Mammoth GNCC. She had a second place start and remained in that position through the first lap but encountered a technical issue shortly into the second lap that caused her to not finish the race. RPM/KTM rider Kacy Martinez had an error free race and was able to take the holeshot in the Women’s class and go on to win her first GNCC event of the season.
Next Event: Springville, IN – May 18-19, 2013
Overall XC1 Point Standings –
1. Charlie Mullins – 122
2. Kailub Russell – 105
3. Thad Duvall – 93