Rnd 2 March 25/26 2017 – Murphy, ID – NO ATV – Preliminary Flier
The series is in full swing now and headed straight to New Mexico for round 2 in Alamogordo where the Prairie Dawg’s had 110+ miles ready to go for the racers. Off the start Purvines Racing’s Gary Sutherlin would put his Yamaha YZ 450 FX in the lead and would never look back. Round 1 winner JCR Honda’s Ricky Brabec would end up stalling his bike right after getting it started and would end up at the back of the pack right away having to play catch up. Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright would also suffer from a bad start having to race through the field and the dust to get up to the front of the pack.
By the end of the first 40 mile loop Brabec would already be less than a minute behind Sutherlin and would charge hard to try and get to the top step of the podium. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC backed Justin Morgan would also be in position to take his first podium finish of the season coming through in 3rd but on the 2nd loop he would fall back to 3rd as Argubright worked his way around him. Sutherlin’s team mates Axel Pearson and Nick Burson would also battle it out over the 100 mile race hoping for that top spot.
After 2 hours and 32 minutes of hard racing Sutherlin would cross the finish line with his first win of the season and 5th National Hare and hound win of his career with Brabec crossing less than a minute later. Argubright would round out the top 3 with Morgan and Pearson not far behind.
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