RND 7 – YERINGTON, NV CANCELED
Round 5 of the Kenda/SRT AMA National Hare and Hound Championship was set to be one of the largest events of the season as a 3 way sanctioned series in the small town of Caliente, NV. MRAN, USRA and District 37 all brought their top riders to the game and ironically it was a racer out of Arizona in his first attempt at a National Hare and Hound that would take the win! Factory KTM/FMF racer Taylor Robert has recently been overseas battling it out in the World Enduro circuit getting prepped for the upcoming ISDE in Spain and dropped into the championship on a whim to do some Hare and Hound racing! “The World Enduro Circuit conflicts with to many Endurocross rounds so I decided to give this a try and it was a blast!” commented Robert on his decision to line up.
It definitely wasn’t an easy win for Robert as team mate Gary Sutherlin aboard his Bonanza Plumbing supporting KTM 450 XC-F was hot on his heals the entire way! Sutherlin is himself fresh off of his spleen surgery and looks to be at the top of his game out in the desert. With only 1 race and win under his belt he is out of the title chase but is still looking to get that “W”. Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright would cross the line in 3rd and is inching his way up on JCR Honda’s Ricky Brabec who was out of the country for this round racing the Atacama Rally for HRC. After a hard fought 3rd overall Argubright now sits just 12 points off of Brabrc with 2 rounds to go and as you know in the desert anything can happen!
Coming across in 4th was the odds on favorite Local racer Purvines Racing’s Axel Pearson. After taking the win at the last West Hare Scramble hosted just a few miles up the road Pearson looked to have the momentum he needed but another bad start made him work for it finishing 5 seconds short of the podium. Purvines team mate Nick Burson would come across in 5th and now both riders sit 5th and 6th in the championship chase.
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2016 Rnd 4 KENDA/SRT National Hare & Hound Championship from JMR Productions