BIG 6 RACING
If this were to be viewed as an
East-versus-West showdown, the
victory went decisively to the East.
Red Bull KTM rider Kailub Russell and
Rockstar Husqvarna’s Thad Duvall
eventually pulled away from the field
in their own private battle. It all started
with Russell getting the holeshot and
then being passed by newly signed
Husky rider Shirey. After a few laps,
Shirey started to tighten up and even-
tually let Kailub back into the lead.
Then he fell and never got back up
to the same speed. Duvall, on the
other hand, started off slowly and got
Top: Kailub Russell is expanding his
horizons for 2018. He will compete in
the FMF District 37 Big 6 series, as
well as defend his status as the win-ningest GNCC rider ever.
Middle left: Beau Baron is the new
Pro 2 champion in addition to his
accomplishments on four wheels.
Middle right: Kailub controlled almost
all of the race, but wasn’t leading
when it mattered.
Bottom left: Zach Bell didn’t have to
win in order to wrap up the number
one plate. He raced a conservative
Bottom right: Dalton Shirey will be
Husqvarna’s hope for 2018 off-road
racing in the west.