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
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.
Round 2, U.S. Downhill Series was last modified: August 18th, 2020 by Flick
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.