8x GNCC Champ KR confirmed for 2021 250 Nationals

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4/7/2021 12:29 PM

Good for him, worked his ass off to become the GOAT of GNCC and now he gets to live his lifelong dream for the Summer.

Hopefully he can have some good rides.

https://racerxonline.com/2021/04/07/250-words-kailub-russell-goes-motocross

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4/7/2021 12:30 PM

Dang he got a time machine to race the 2020 nationals? Sweet.

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4/7/2021 12:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/7/2021 12:47 PM

fatpurplepanda wrote:

Dang he got a time machine to race the 2020 nationals? Sweet.

laughing

Fixed it.
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4/7/2021 12:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/7/2021 12:55 PM

So cool to see this! I predict he'll be passing guys like crazy toward the end of the motos! I suspect his sprint speed will be behind the MX guys, but the dude runs a 180+ heart rate for 3 hours.

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4/7/2021 3:01 PM

Those woods/desert guys are sometimes a strange threat, just like EastFlorida said. They don't look fast in qualifying or the first part of moto 1, but late in the day, when the track is hammered and everyone is gasping for breath, they're hauling ass with one hand while waving at the hot chicks with the other. Good luck to him.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/7/2021 3:05 PM

Falcon wrote:

Those woods/desert guys are sometimes a strange threat, just like EastFlorida said. They don't look fast in qualifying or the first part of moto 1, but late in the day, when the track is hammered and everyone is gasping for breath, they're hauling ass with one hand while waving at the hot chicks with the other. Good luck to him.

And looking at the pit board for a gas stop.

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Go for it! Don't let a little thing like fear, or common sense hold you back.

4/7/2021 3:05 PM

Ill be rooting for him!

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

4/7/2021 3:07 PM

Seen this on Facebook earlier and thought it’s pretty sweet news. I think he’s going to surprise some people!

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4/7/2021 3:47 PM

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

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4/7/2021 5:16 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

5’9 at like 150-155lbs I believe. Not big

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4/7/2021 5:21 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

Get off the weed Johnny. He’s a midget like most of them.

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4/7/2021 5:26 PM

fatpurplepanda wrote:

Dang he got a time machine to race the 2020 nationals? Sweet.

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lol but all seriousness...atleast something cool happening and he really wants it. I respect the heart and Im sure hell be putting 100% into it because he does want to prove something
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4/7/2021 6:50 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

ML512 wrote:

5’9 at like 150-155lbs I believe. Not big

No way he’s 5’9

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4/7/2021 8:33 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

ML512 wrote:

5’9 at like 150-155lbs I believe. Not big

fins227 wrote:

No way he’s 5’9

You are thinking of baylor

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4/7/2021 9:35 PM

KR will be the top finishing KTM 250 racer.

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4/7/2021 9:48 PM

Any guesses as to how he'll finish?

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4/7/2021 9:49 PM

endurox wrote:

KR will be the top finishing KTM 250 racer.

I agree. I'm rooting for him. It's a cool story. Top 10 in points for the season.

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4/7/2021 10:04 PM

EastFlorida wrote:

So cool to see this! I predict he'll be passing guys like crazy toward the end of the motos! I suspect his sprint speed will be behind the MX guys, but the dude runs a 180+ heart rate for 3 hours.

I doubt that, but in certain conditions he should do well

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4/7/2021 11:01 PM

Falcon wrote:

Those woods/desert guys are sometimes a strange threat, just like EastFlorida said. They don't look fast in qualifying or the first part of moto 1, but late in the day, when the track is hammered and everyone is gasping for breath, they're hauling ass with one hand while waving at the hot chicks with the other. Good luck to him.

Absolutely a different breed. Over the years my dad and I became friends with one of the parts guys at our local Honda shop, Taber Murphy. Turns out the guy is a freak of nature! He would ride(and win) every class he could sign up for in a day of racing and then look like he barely broke a sweat. He said he loved doing like 10 hour Baja races, as he put it “it’s just what I’m built for”. He also used to load his XR650 without a ramp 😂

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4/8/2021 5:32 AM

Points every moto. He’s unreal fast.

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4/8/2021 5:39 AM

Built his own track a while ago in NC and been hammering laps to prepare.

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4/8/2021 5:45 AM

MyBobbym wrote:

I doubt that, but in certain conditions he should do well

15-20

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4/8/2021 5:56 AM

wasn't he training at the baker factory for a while riding with those guys a while back?

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

4/8/2021 6:08 AM

I'd be willing to bet he does good

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4/8/2021 9:05 AM

I met KR this winter. Good dude and absolutely rips. I think he could surprise some people. Austria didnt write off on it if they didnt think he would do well.

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4/8/2021 11:25 AM

Johnny Depp wrote:

His 350 should do great in that class, oh wait...

Seriously he is a pretty big guy isn't he? I'm not sure the 250's are any easier, but the injury list is big..

KR557 is not a large man at all.

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4/8/2021 11:28 AM

Markee wrote:

15-20

He'll do better than that. I'd expect him to be a top 10 guy. 15-20 in SX if he ran it

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4/8/2021 11:28 AM

4-8 for Kailub when the dust settles.

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4/8/2021 1:29 PM

Not a very relaxing retirement but I'll be rooting for him

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4/8/2021 4:13 PM

I’ll repeat myself, I’m a big fan of kailub, and if he reads this please stop here. But this is not going to go well. He’s around 31 years old, and in the 250 class against these young guns it’s gonna make a difference. He’s never raced some of these tracks, and didn’t grow up racing moto. I agree he will get better later in the motos, but he’s gonna have to qualify first. I also 100% expect there to be some fuckery involved with him and the ama at some point, these are my opinions and please do not quote me in raver head again, good lort.

Kailubs the GOAT in the woods. And he’d have ton of National enduro titles if he wanted them.

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