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.

Ride Big Bear

KHS team rider Kailey Skelton riding in Big Bear.

The KHS Pro MTB team works hard to be ready for a race when they pop up this rece season. With whatever time they get they make sure to get in practice.

Round 2, U.S. Downhill Series

KHS Sponsored Rider Kailey Selton rides downhill at the Tamarack NW Cup

Tamarack Resort in Idaho was the second stop of this years U.S. Downhill series. The KHS Pro MTB team came out hot and ready to race.

Kailey Skelton  set the pace as she set the fastest time for the pro women in seeding going into the final day.


Nik Nestoroff followed her bay setting the fastest time for the pro men.

Steven Walton had the 6th fastest time in seeding putting him right in the action for finals.

Final day of racing changed everything. A naste storm was moving in which almost ended racing for the weekend, but it held of long enough for everyone to race their final lap. Kaily was able to finish the weekend with a 2nd place over all.

while teammate Steven moved up and also finished 2nd in pro men’s, with Nik finishing in 4th place. All in all, everyone was grateful to just be out there and racing.

Let there be RACING

KHS pro MTB team rider Seamus Powell riding and jumping his KHS 7500 bike in upstate New York.

Downhill Southeast Series Releases Updated Schedule for Summer 2020

  • June 6/7 – Windrock Bike Park – Tennessee *
  • July 11/12 – Beech Mountain Resort – North Carolina
  • August 1/2 – Snowshoe Mountain – West Virginia *
  • August 8/9 – Sugar Mountain – North Carolina *

* USAC State Championship

With states in the Southeastern United States opening back up after the COVID-19 pandemic, Downhill Southeast has announced that they will go ahead with 4 races starting in June. Most of the original schedule has been pushed back due to local laws or larger events rescheduling.

Racing will proceed under local guidelines with social distancing techniques in place such as online-only registration, staggered lift lines and modified awards ceremonies. Having a time trial race rather than a mass start event will make it easier for riders to avoid close contact while competing.

The KHS Pro MTB team has been staying fit and are excited to start racing again. Nik Nestoroff and Steven Walton will be racing the downhill crouse, while teammate Seamus Powell will be racing the enduro track. We are stocked to be able to get back to racing and wish the team the very best.

Please visit the Downhill Southeast website for more information

Thanks to Worldwide Cyclery for their support.

info from vitalmtb.com