RND 7 – YERINGTON, NV CANCELED
Round 6 of the Kenda/SRT AMA National Hare and Hound Championship would be Jackrabbits MC’s first National and it would not disappoint. With a 4 loop format to keep riders coming back to the pits in the 100+ degree heat, many of the classes would be slated to do more miles then they have ever done. Out front though JCR Honda’s Ricky Brabrec would make it look easy. Even after destroying a rear mousse bib on loop 3 and changing it in the pits he would cross the finish line with nearly 7 minutes on the next rider. He would extend his points lead to 17 over Rockstar/Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright even with missing the previous round due to a conflicting Rally.
Argubright would push so hard to get past Purvines Racing’s Nick Burson on the first lap that he would come in to the finish nearly blowing bubbles. “I used all my energy and I’ve been bonking ever since.” A visibly exhausted Argubright expounded at the end. Burson would have to pull out of the race after a 2nd loop crash into a large rock left him limping in with a broken engine case and a few bruises. FMF/KTM’s Ivan Ramirez would inherit the 3rd position and hold off both Ryan Smith aboard his Ricks Custom Shutters backed YZ 450 FX and FMF/KTM Team mate Gary Sutherlin. Smith would match his best finish of the season and hold onto 3rd in the championship chase. Sutherlin would struggle with brake issues and cross the line seconds behind Smith rounding out the top 5.
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2016 Rnd 6 KENDA/SRT National Hare & Hound Championship from JMR Productions