2021 is absolutely starting off to be a year to remember. The Nevada state championship race is done and dusted and the KHS Pro MTB team has came out on top. With blood sweat and tears and a whole lot of dedication the team has won the pro men’s downhill finals three years in a row thanks to Nik Nestoroff. This is a massive accomplishment with a lot of support and help from everyone in the Mountain Bike community.
Not only did Nik win the Pro men’s final at the Nevada state championship this past weekend but also winning in dominating fashion was Kailey Skelton.
She is now two for two wins for the 2021 season. Also within her final race run she unfortunately crashed at the very top of the race which scared us all, she managed to get back on her bike and win the race. Which was an amazing accomplishment in her professional field of Racing.
On the unfortunate side of things was Steven Walton who was definitely up for grabs for the win between him and Nik. Steven had a mechanical about 25 seconds into his race run. Which ended up being a flat tire. He was still only 26 seconds off the lead and definitely would’ve been a contender for the win alongside Nik.
The team continues to dominate and move onto the next race in Fontana California for round two of the Southridge Winter Series. They are very excited to keep their winning streak alive and stay healthy to continue to the top.
Doubled Up out at the Nevada State Championship was last modified: January 18th, 2021 by Flick
The KHS pro MTB team does excellent work at the final Downhill national this year coming out on top with triple podiums the overall Pro men’s Downhill winner, Nik Nestoroff, Kailey Skelton taking 2nd place in the Pro Female Downhill, and the headline news of the season with Steven Walton taking the overall 2020 Downhill U.S. National title to make for his first major title in his career.
It was a grueling season. A season that will never be forgotten with over Coming and adapting with all the current global crisis. This series went all across the United States from east to west and the final race with all the points on the line ended up in Snowshoe West Virginia known to be very slippery wet grueling track.
Friday started off with pro training followed by Saturday’s qualification with the team having a top five qualification spots. They were exactly 6.5 seconds down on the 2019 U.S. National Champion, Neko Mullally, so they definitely have their work cut out for them.
Sunday ended up to be a beautiful morning with no rain and track conditions were turning out to be perfect. It was roughly 4 PM when finals went off and Nik Nestoroff was able to lay down the fastest pro male time of the day beating out all the top competition!
Steven Walton had tremendous pressure on his shoulders and was running a fine line of keeping the rubber side down, he executed his race run coming 4th on the day and taking the overall U.S. National Downhill Championship title.
The team wants to thank all our great sponsors for continuously supporting us throughout these tough times and we are very excited to have a great fall season of training and riding in preparation for 2021.
Stay tuned for our SnowShoe West Virginia final Downhill video coming out soon!
Triple Podium and a New U.S. DH Champion was last modified: September 21st, 2020 by Flick