The following is an industry press release...
Harpursville, N.Y. -- WNYOA was the gracious host for Round 6 of the AMA SRT East Hare Scramble Championship in Harpursville, N.Y., while Full Action Cycle provided an incredible venue for the event.
This was to be the first time the property was to be used for an event. Rolling hills, grass track, rocky trail and frequent elevation changes provided the perfect mix needed for a East Coast Hare Scramble.
Over 600 in attendance including bikes and quads provided maximum excitement; the rain held off and the lines in every class were stacked. WNYOA is famous for providing first class events and have been doing so for decades.
The main event would showcase 17 AA/Pro Racers from up and down the East Coast. Local favorite Nick Davis, who was sidelined most of the year with a knee injury, would bring his Factory Beta to the starting line, while last years champion Kyle McDonal, also on a Beta, would line up just a few positions to the left of Davis. Both McDonal and Davis have been racing against each other since 2005 on 65's.
SRT's Wally Palmer was also in attendance, but when the flag dropped it was Mathew Keefer with he holeshot.
After a short grass track section, the racers would make their way into the woods. When they would first emerge on the other side, it was Wally Palmer in the lead with Keefer and Davis in tow. Behind them, McDonal, not one for giving up early, continued to charge.
Palmer, who was the leader after the first lap, would suffer from dehydration on lap two, allowing McDonal to make the pass for the lead. Keefer also could not keep the pace of charging Davis and would give up the second spot.
Midway through would show Davis and McDonal pulling away from the rest of the pack, but at no time was McDonal more then a minute or two behind the leader.
Local favorite Marcus Scutt began to pick his way through the pack and move into third place and would remain there for the last few laps.
In the end it was Davis, McDonal and Scutt finishing as the top three.
Congratulations to Davis on his much awaited return to the AMA SRT East Hare Scramble Championship and Beta USA.