08/23/14: THR Motosports racer Ricky Brabec has been on a tear in his first full year of AMA/SRT National Hare and Hound racing. This weekend marked his 2nd win of the season and the moment when the points battle has shifted in his favor.
At the drop of the banner it was Blais Racing’s Skyler Howes taking the Speed Freak Holeshot award but Brabec, and Purvines Racing’s Nick Burson were all over him into the first wash. Burson was fresh off hand surgery after breaking his wrist over the summer and was only looking to salvage some points going into the final rounds. Brabrec would make quick work on Howes and started to stretch a gap of over a minute and a half going into the pits. Howes wold hold onto 2nd overall taking his career best finish and keeping an eye on an eventual podium. Burson’s team mate Axel Pearson would get into 3rd and the top 4 would stay the exact same all the way to the finish. The win would give Brabec the series points lead and a 10 point margin over his main competition Burson who would stay firmly in the hunt.
KTM/FMF backed Ivan Ramirez, running 3rd in points and the only other racer who could mathematically take the championship, would battle through a terrible start to finish 5th. He would navigate his way though the dust and tight trails, and make a last corner pass on another Purvines racing pilot Justin Morrow.
2014 National Hare & Hound Series Round 08 – Promoto.tv