Doubled Up out at the Nevada State Championship

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

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.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

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.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

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.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

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.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

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.

2021 Race season Starts off with Podiums

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team's Steven Walton taking first place with teammate Nik Nestoroff taking home second place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Steven Walton taking first place with teammate Nik Nestoroff taking home second place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

The first race of 2021 is all wrapped up and in the books. Huge success came from the team out at round one of the Southridge Winter Series in Fontana California. With Steven Walton claiming the downhill and getting 2nd in the Enduro.

KHS Pro MTB team rider, Nik Nestoroff, racing Enduro at the first round of the Southridge Winter Series 2021. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team rider, Nik Nestoroff, racing Enduro at the first round of the Southridge Winter Series 2021. Photo by: Chris Hausen

Nik Nestoroff was able to claim 1st place in the Enduro and come out with 2nd place in the Downhill.

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton taking first place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Kailey Skelton taking first place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

Also our new factory team rider Kailey Skelton was able to crush the competition in the pro DH women’s category with a massive 1st place !

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

The team has been training very hard and taking the 2021 season very safe and steady to hopefully manage a long season of racing. Next weekend you can find the team out in Boulder city, Nevada competing at round one of the bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike series. This will also be a Nevada State championship held race.

KHS Pro MTB Team Locked in for 2021

KHS Pro MTB, Kailey Skelton-Riding Southern Utah

The KHS Pro MTB team is locked and ready to ride into 2021. After a tough year with mean hiccups, the team is ready to rock and roll out.

Triple Podium and a New U.S. DH Champion

KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton riding at Snowshoe W.V.
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.
KHS Pro MTB team, Men's podium at the Snowshoe DH National finals with Nik Nestoroff in first place and Steven Walton in forth place.
KHS Pro MTB team, Men’s podium at the Snowshoe DH National finals with Nik Nestoroff in first place and Steven Walton in forth place.
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.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton riding around a big rock at the DH finals in Snowshoe W.V.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton riding around a big rock at the DH finals in Snowshoe W.V.
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.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff about to head off a jump at Snowshoe for DH national finals.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff about to head off a jump at Snowshoe for DH national finals.
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!
KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton set in the starting gate for his final run at the DH national finals at Snowshoe W.V.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton set in the starting gate for his final run at the DH national finals at Snowshoe W.V.
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.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton with his puppy.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton with his puppy.
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.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton riding around having fun and popping a Wheelie in the parking lot at the DH finals in Snowshoe W.V.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton riding around having fun and popping a Wheelie in the parking lot at the DH finals in Snowshoe W.V.
Stay tuned for our SnowShoe West Virginia final Downhill video coming out soon!
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff cleaning his race bike after a day of practice.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff cleaning his race bike after a day of practice.