The following is an industry press release...
The 2017 AMA KENDA/SRT National Hare & Hound series returns to Southern California for round four, hosted by So Cal Motorcycle Club. Set in the picturesque desert landscape of Lucerne Valley, racers and spectators will be treated to a fantastic weekend of world-class racing!
A day reserved completely for the Youth, Saturday kicks off with sign up's from 10am-1pm. Dual-sanctioned with the region’s District 37; Youth riders have the opportunity to earn BOTH National and AMA District 37 points. So Cal MC has designed a super exciting course held in a unique area; inclusive of flowing trails, technical terrain, and elevation changes. To top it off, each rider that comes through the finish will receive a very cool medallion. So bring out the little ones to get out and have a blast on two wheels! *To watch the Youth event, both the start and pits for the sit just across the road, so be sure to head over to spectate to support the future of our sport.
Sunday morning will see the big bikes unleashed after sign up's from 6am-8:30am, with room for only one overall winner. This location plays as home turf to various top riders, including Ricky Brabec, Jacob Argubright, Nick Burson, Nic Garvin and more who all grew up racing in this history-rich stretch of desert. Designed to challenge riders of all skill levels (WITH consideration for keeping your bike in good shape at the finish line), So Cal MC has laid out a course spanning across three loops to equate an exciting 101-miles that will satisfy all riders.
National Hare & Hound riders are some of the world's toughest, and most respected riders. With that being said, Motorcycle Pro’s will enjoy a payout of over $2000 + 50% payback across the top contenders; courtesy of So Cal MC, Rick’s Custom Shutters and the NHHA.
But it’s not just the motorcycle’s that will get a payout, but also the ATV’s who will benefit from a $500 Pro purse from TBT Racing and Team True Racing! Current points leader Christopher Peatross seeks to defend his round one win, as 2016 ATV Champion Colt Brinkerhoff and the region's top riders chase the target on Peatross' back for a piece of the podium.
The top ladies of the desert, the Women A, take on the same distance and terrain as the men. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Kacy Martinez has had a nonstop battle all season with Britney Gallegos, and round three saw Rebecca Stout getting in the mix with a second overall between the two. Chidester Transport Racing's Stephanie Woolslayer has also joined the women's overall podium, and currently sits third overall in the points standings just 10-points ahead of Stout.
NHHA Director, Jacob Michna: "We are back in the Southern California desert with So Cal MC, and we are really looking forward to a top notch event. It's great to see them offering a course over 100-miles, and I am confident our racers are going to love this event."