More Images From The Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC In Florida

A behind-the-scenes look at the Wild Boar GNCC

FMF KTM rider and North Carolinian Kailub Russell claimed his second win (and 14-point lead) of the 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series at the Wild Boar GNCC held on the Rodman Plantation in Palatka, Florida. Here's a view of the race from the lens of photographer Darrin Chapman.

Wild Boar GNCC Austin Lee
M&E Honda/Fly Racing/Maxxis’ Austin Lee skirts one of the many water holes en route to a 12th overall finish.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC  Craig DeLong
Coastal Racing Husqvarna’s Craig DeLong finished 10th overall and fourth in the XC2 250 Pro class. The Pennsylvania rider is proving to be a consistent top-10 performer this year.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC  Austin Delong
Andrew Delong waits for the start of the XC1 class. The GasGas FAR Racing rider got off to a third-place start, however a radiator puncture forced him to retire before the end of the first lap.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC  Cory Buttrick
KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Husqvarna’s Cory Buttrick and his wife Mackenzie during the opening ceremonies.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Thad Duvall
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Thad Duvall gets a bit of relief from the sun thanks to his wife (and umbrella girl) Maggie.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Kailub Russell
Kailub Russell weaves through the trees while navigating a water hole on the opening lap of the race.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Layne Michael
KR4 Arrive-N-Ride Husqvarna’s Layne Michael gets a bit of inside information on the best line from a spectator. This part of the track was lined with “mud fleas” who pointed out the best lines to take.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Wally Palmer
Wild Wally Palmer was only able to make four laps but was credited with 11th in the XC1 division.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Thad Duvall
Duvall battled with Russell as the two riders moved through the pack, but the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider had to settle for third overall after crashing a couple of times on the last two laps.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Evan Smith
XC2 250 Pro competitor Evan Smith dropped out after three laps. The SRT Offroad Husqvarna-backed Georgian finished sixth in class at the previous round in South Carolina.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC  Ben Kelley Josh Toth
The battle for the XC2 250 Pro win between eventual winner Ben Kelley (left) and Trail Jesters teammate and factory KTM rider Josh Toth (right) was one of the best races of the day. Toth congratulates Kelley, a fellow Connecticut rider, for his victory.Darrin Chapman
Wild Boar GNCC Josh Toth
Toth gave it everything he had on the whooped-out Florida course.Darrin Chapman