Rnd 1 January 21st-22nd 2017 – Lucerne Valley, CA >> FULL SIZED FLIER
The season finale of the Kenda/SRT AMA National Hare and Hound Championship would finish in fantastic fashion with JCR Honda’s Ricky Brabec taking the win by a mere 17 seconds over his main rival Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright. Argubright was the only one still in the mathematic hunt but even a bad start wouldn’t keep Brabec off the top step of the podium. By the end of the first loop Brabec already had control of the event with Factory KTM/FMF backed Ivan Ramirez 20 seconds back and Argubright in chase another 30 seconds off of that. “I started to catch him in the more technical stuff, but Brabec is just so fast in the wide open. It’s hard to keep up.” admitted Argubright “..but the good part is I couldn’t stay within a minute of him last season and now I almost passed him so I feel good going into next year.
Further back in the pack a good battle was heating up between Joe Wasson who had already wrapped up the Pro 250 title and was now on a YZ450fx, FMF/KTM’s Gary Sutherlin and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s Justin Morgan. Sutherlin would work his way through the pack to 3rd overall while Wasson and Morgan would battle all the way to the end of the 3rd loop. Morgan would get past a stuck Wasson and finish in 4th overall, making for his best career finish while Wasson would settle for 5th overall taking #4 in the series championship.
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2016 Rnd 8 KENDA/SRT National Hare & Hound Championship from JMR Productions