The Grand National Cross Country series could not catch a break as the inaugural round at the X Factor Whitetail ranch was postponed due to immense rainfall and the make up weekend would not get any mercy as the skies opened up and turned this incredible property into a quagmire forcing a drastic change to the race. With conditions reaching critical mass, the series opted to run the morning and afternoon races together with a shortened race length setting up one wild two-hour race that would feature skill levels from the fastest pros to novice riders on a very challenging 8-mile course. Deep and slick mud was waiting to take its toll on every rider in attendance as the flag dropped with the XC1 Pro’s taking to the track first. It was anyone’s guess as to who would be able to claw their way to the holeshot with Ricky Russell shooting out front and taking the lead. XC1 Champion Kailub Russell would suffer a bad start ad then go down prior to turn two setting up a very long race coming from behind in conditions not seen in quite some time.