Winning at Tamarack Resort

KHS Pro MTb rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at the Northwest Cupat Tamarack Resort Id.
KHS Pro MTb rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at the Northwest Cupat Tamarack Resort Id.
KHS Pro MTb rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at the Northwest Cupat Tamarack Resort Id.
Racing resumed this weekend for the team up in Tamarack, Idaho for round three of the Northwest Cup. It would be Kailey Skelton who would be holding it down for the pro women’s Downhill category. With Steven and Nik still over in Europe awaiting World Cup round two and Luke Whitlock is still finishing up film projects in Virgin, Utah.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton taking a practice run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton taking a practice run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.

This would be Kailey’s second time at this venue; she would complete a track walk Thursday which would entail a steep dusty loose track with lots of technical drops corners and tree sections that the Idaho mountains would create for this weekend’s race. Being a dry track Kailey was very familiar with these types of conditions which would play in her favor for Sunday’s finals.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton taking a practice run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton taking a practice run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.

Friday’s practice started off early morning and would go till 1 PM which would give plenty of time for Kailey to get up to speed and dial her lines in. With Kailey being solo at her first regional race in her career she had a lot of pressure on herself and would have to really tackle the course with her own set of skills without having the backing of Nik & Steven to trade questions and bounce ideas off each other. Friday’s practice went very well, a lot of confidence was gained on Kaileys part and would help out going into Saturday’s qualification.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.

Qualification would be going off Saturday late afternoon Kailey would be up against some tough competition. The ladies that she was competing against are some of the best known racers in America. Kailey would fire out the gate and start heading towards the finish line on a great qualification run until about midway when she had a slip up and accidentally would wash the front and run into a tree. Luckily Kailey was OK and got right back up on her bike, straightened her handlebars out and continued on her qualification run. Even with a mishap crash Kailey unbelievably would still be able to qualify in the number one spot going into Sunday’s finals.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.

After the qualification Kailey would have to do some simple bike work to straighten out her handlebars and make sure her bike was running properly going into Sunday’s finals. Kailey knew if she could just keep two wheels up and stay off the ground she had a very good chance at winning this race! Sunday morning would Intel for each rider’s final race run and only one sighting lap would be allowed for each rider. Kailey took her sighting lap really slow and steady to make sure that all her lines were staying consistent and nothing drastically would be changing on the track.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on her race run at Tamarack Resort,ID. for the third stop of the Northwest Cup.

Kailey would come out of the start gate on her final run with lots of confidence and pressure on herself to win the race. She was on an amazing run all the way through start to finish. Kailey stated “it was the best run all week for myself, everything came together and I stayed on my bike” with that being said Kailey crossed the line over 15 seconds up on the competition having a fabulous weekend and the overall win being hers! She had a blast racing the Tamarack track and gained oodles of confidence going into her next race which would be U.S National championships in Winter Park, Colorado only two weeks away! The entire team Pits and Racers will all join back together at the U.S National Championships here very soon. We are all very excited to have a shot at winning the National title in the men’s and women’s downhill category! See everyone back between the tape in the next two weeks!

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.

Pro GRT 4, Tamarack, Idaho

KHS Factory racing was up in Idaho racing the 4th stop of the Pro GR series at Tamarack Mountain Resort. Despite a fire close by, the race went on. Logan Binggeli had a great showing as he finished in second place, and Nik Nestoroff also came out fighting finishing in fourth place. The next stop, and last, of the GRT series will be at  Mammoth Mountain next month. Logan is second overall looking to get to the number one spot.