Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing' Thad Duvall sprinted early and stormed to victory at the John Penton GNCC, putting a temporary hold on Kailub Russell's domination of the Grand National Cross Country Series.
“It is an awesome feeling to take the trophy home in front of all my friends and family,” Duvall said. “The track was rutted and muddy, the heat didn’t help either. I powered through and felt good all day.”
Thad's Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammate Josh Strang finished second, bumping Russell to third overall after three hours and 14 minutes of racing.
“I definitely didn’t make it easy on myself today,” Russell admitted. “I made quite a few mistakes and couldn’t stay off the ground, but I guess if you can get yourself on the podium on a bad day, that’s still a good day for the championship.”