What happened to Kalub Russell at Unadilla

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8/11/2018 6:49 PM

Looks like he took 6th in the 1st Moto, DNF in the 2nd

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"I'll beat yer ass. Nine times outa ten. Every time" Ronnie Mac

8/11/2018 6:53 PM

Wrecked into the banners on the back straight after where James landed on RC.

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8/11/2018 6:54 PM

Hit Barcia when Barcia was flopping around on the track then crashed by himself and was shown holding his arm.

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8/11/2018 6:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/11/2018 6:55 PM

He Didnt do well for my fantasy team
And Mathes was wrong
That's what !!
Haha but 78% had him so I guess there is that

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8/11/2018 7:05 PM

Tarz483 wrote:

He Didnt do well for my fantasy team
And Mathes was wrong
That's what !!
Haha but 78% had him so I guess there is that

BS, he was not wrong and I think Russell even exceeded expectations.. Had he not gone down, he would've earned max points - and really blown peoples wigs back with a solid Top 10.. Very interested to see how he fairs in normal track conditions the rest of the season

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

8/11/2018 7:26 PM

Is he okay? He went down hard and appeared to be holding his arm/elbow. Was definitely rooting for him and hope to see him at Budds!

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8/11/2018 7:28 PM

On his Insta he broke his rear brake then crashed again then pulled off.

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8/11/2018 7:34 PM

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8/11/2018 7:38 PM

He was running 3rd in the first moto also. Bet he is kicking himself, couldn't have asked for better conditions for him, but it just didn't work out as best as it could have

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8/11/2018 7:47 PM

Had to be an awesome experience for him . He did amazing

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8/11/2018 7:47 PM

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8/11/2018 7:48 PM

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8/11/2018 7:50 PM

swvaripper wrote: Photo

eh, Dungey would've just used his hand to push that

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8/11/2018 7:56 PM


THIS unfortunate crash late in moto 1 cost him a podium.

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12th fastest in Timed Practice, 6th place in first moto, almost a podium, and 13th overall is really awesome, great ride !!!
Any idea why Kailub Russell got to ride "A Group" 450cc practice, since it was his first AMA National? Can a manufacturer, or Factory Team, like Red Bull KTM, quash standard rules and protocol? ~ moderator, please don't cut me.....

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8/11/2018 8:10 PM

Watch the race and you will find out!

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8/11/2018 8:12 PM

GangGreen wrote:
THIS unfortunate crash late in moto 1 cost him a podium.

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12th fastest in Timed Practice, 6th place in first moto, almost ...more

It's a completely subjective decision. If you are on the good side with the decision makers, they tend to look after you.

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8/11/2018 8:32 PM

Enduro Addict wrote:

Watch the race and you will find out!

Here on Vital, we often get more details than we do on the broadcast.

Hope KR is alright. Looked to be in quite a bit of pain.

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8/11/2018 8:55 PM

Derpin' DJ wrote:

He was running 3rd in the first moto also. Bet he is kicking himself, couldn't have asked for better conditions for him, but ...more

Fyi, off road racing is not similar to wet motocross.

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8/12/2018 12:01 AM

GangGreen wrote:
THIS unfortunate crash late in moto 1 cost him a podium.

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12th fastest in Timed Practice, 6th place in first moto, almost ...more

Factory Riders get a one race pass to participate in the A Practice after coming back from injury etc. if they do not perform to A practice standard they will be relegated back to B practice.

He belonged in A practice.

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8/12/2018 1:46 AM

I thought he did awesome. If not for that late tip over in Moto one he would have been top three.

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8/12/2018 7:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/12/2018 7:27 AM

I know that everyone were having their own issues and that’s part of it but to all the guys questioning his speed/abilities/fitness... where they at now? He qualified 12th on a dry track, ran 3rd and was well inside the top 10 again in the second moto. Hope he is alright, wondered how he went down in the straight rut but after seeing he lost his rear brake, that made sense. Those guys would be dragging the brake in a section like that to keep tracking straight. Hope to see him again next week.

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8/12/2018 7:26 AM

swvaripper wrote: Photo
yak651 wrote:

eh, Dungey would've just used his hand to push that

Are those nihilo pegs? I want a set but 799.99 nah.???

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8/12/2018 7:40 AM

Bonehead Barcia strikes again.

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Anyone but Ralph!

8/12/2018 8:38 AM

swvaripper wrote: Photo
yak651 wrote:

eh, Dungey would've just used his hand to push that

CrGuy2T wrote:

Are those nihilo pegs? I want a set but 799.99 nah.???

Break open your wallet, you got that hidden in the secret pocket ! tongue

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8/12/2018 9:08 AM

langhammx wrote:

Break open your wallet, you got that hidden in the secret pocket ! tongue

I need a deal man!

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8/12/2018 9:55 AM

A race like this isn't great to use as a barometer either way. He looked to be doing great, but with the conditions it could be a completely different story in a "dry" race, like most of them are.

Either way, he's probably got as much bike control skill as any rider on the line, so he could be competitive at just about anything with a little bit of practice. I think if I could magically have the talent of any racer, I'd pick a guy like Russell to copy. Guy can ride at a high level in just about any discipline, I'd bet. I wouldn't be surprised if he could spend a few months on a trials bike and do things that would just shock the average person. What a gift, combined with what is probably dogged work to perfect his talents!

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8/12/2018 10:17 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

A race like this isn't great to use as a barometer either way. He looked to be doing great, but with the conditions it could ...more

Agree brother,

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8/13/2018 2:50 AM

GangGreen wrote:
THIS unfortunate crash late in moto 1 cost him a podium.

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12th fastest in Timed Practice, 6th place in first moto, almost ...more
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8/13/2018 4:14 AM

GangGreen wrote:
THIS unfortunate crash late in moto 1 cost him a podium.

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12th fastest in Timed Practice, 6th place in first moto, almost ...more
tcallahan707 wrote:

It's a completely subjective decision. If you are on the good side with the decision makers, they tend to look after you.

The powers that be, apparently made the right call. He rode awesome.

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8/13/2018 9:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/13/2018 9:28 AM

After watching him at a GNCC and in these conditions I would not have been surprised with him on the podium.

Freak run in with Barcia falling took away him willing the Moto.

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