Welcome Steven Walton

KHS Factory Racing would like to welcome Steven Walton to the team this year. Steven started racing back in 2013, he was a member of the KHS Junior Development team in 2014 and is not making his return to KHSFactory racing at the Pro level.

” I’ve raced all around the country and Europe for other companies,” Steven says, ” but one thing is always constant, the presence of KHS. I have always enjoyed spending time with the KHS team at the races and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to finally fly the KHS flag again.”

In 2019 Steven will competing in the Pro GRT Series, Sea Otter Classic, US Open, US National Champs, both the Fontana and Bootleg winter series, local Enduro races, and select World Cup event.

” My goal for the season is to be a consistent top three finisher at all National events and ultimately win the GRT overall series.” – Steven Walton

KHS Factory Racing team manager, Quinton Spaulding said, ” We are super excited about our new recruit, Steven Walton! As a manager I have watched his talents for many years. I had with me when he was only 12 years old on my Junior program along with Nik ( Nestoroff ). So it’s great to unite both of them together back under the KHS Factory Racing umbrella.”

Some of Steven achievements from 2017 to 2018 include:

2018 Pro GRT Overall,  5th

2018 Nevada State  Championship, 2nd

2018 Fontana Winter Series Overall winner

2017 Fontana Winter Series Overall winner

2017 US National Championships, 3rd

2017 Pro GRT Stop #3 & 5 1st

We here at KHS are very excited to have Steven riding with us again, and we are looking forward to a very exciting 2019 race season. Welcome…

That’s a Wrap

The 2018 race season is in the bag. The team finished another great year of racing. Here is what Logan and Nik had to say about the final weeks of the season.

From the southern California training trip that we took two weeks ago we had a mini break to regroup and prepare for the finals for the pro GRT national in Mammoth Lakes California. But first we have to stop at the outdoor demo in North star California it was a great event collaborating with retailers and consumers to demo all of our KHS products. The definite highlight there was the KHS 6555+ E-Bike coming out this year. They have really done an excellent job on this model and hope that everyone can get out on the KHS 6555+ and have some fun.
From there we headed down to Mammoth Lakes and met up with teammate Nick Nestoroff hot off of his world champs race in Switzerland. The conditions were quite brutal up there with gust wins of 35 miles an hour and lows of 32° we definitely had some chilling weather with fall and winter approaching quickly.
We only had a short three days of practice for the final GRT national. Nik and myself qualifying in the top six positions. Nick qualifying fourth and I qualified sixth. With the championship title up for grabs I was doing my best to manage my points to try and get the title and secure a top three finish. Unfortunately with some mental struggles and dealing with 10,000 feet elevation I ended up seventh overall on the day. And securing myself 2nd place overall pro GRT national series.
Coming into the…

Seamus Powell on the Clif Enduro East Finals

Sept 13-16th marked the final race of the Clif Enduro East/ EWS North American Enduro continental championships in East Burke, VT. Rolling into the weekend backed by a personally unparalleled mid season of racing I was confident but also cautious with my weeks approach. Having some of my best late season form along with some of my worst late season allergies I approached the two days of practice with ease. Having raced many of the tracks over the years I knew how the terrain worked and all the areas that cause problems in the race. With my race bike tuned up, a belly full of local made sausage and few drinks later at the tiki bar and I was race ready.
Race mornings come around  faster than id like after 2 days of practice and often require even more effort in the later part of the season after 7 months of non stop racing. Maybe I’m getting old.. but probably just tired of sleeping in a dingy van every weekend. Day 1 required a massive effort. 5 race stages, 5,600 feet of climbing and 25 miles of trail spanning Burke mountain and the adjacent trail network at Victory hill. Unfortunately after a strong start to the day it all came unglued on stage 2 where I had a massive high speed crash resulting in a broken pedal and dropper post lever leaving me no choice to either quit or finish the remaining stages on a compromised bike. Having the series on the line and no bodily harm after sliding down the race track like an otter I carried on to finish the day. The remaining stages went well enough. 4hrs later I arrived to the finish of the final stage slipping into…

Final Prep for Mammoth Pro GRT

Part 3, and final part, of the KHS Factory Racing’s prep for the Pro GRT final at Mammoth Mountain resort TOMORROW! Logan Binggeli is looking to win the overall series championship as he is sitting in 2nd place right now. Teammate Nik Nestoroff is sitting in 3rd place. It will all come down to this weekend.