The following is an industry press release...
The National Hare and Hound Series came to the District 37 area for Round 4 which was hosted by the awesome SoCal Motorcycle Club in the dry desert of Lucerne Valley, CA. The race was a rigorous 100 miles, three loops, two of which were 41 miles! Conditions were dusty and dry, which is expected of the area, but the wind was not a worry over the course of the weekend and weather was prime for National Hare and Hound racing!
Early evening Saturday saw an overall win from Mason Matthies (pictured below) in the youth race, a great start to the weekend! Matthies caught the Hare while holding a lead during the race with an average 2 minute gap between him and 2nd place, Hagen Boyce.
Bradley East followed not too far behind coming in 3rd overall! As for the Girls class, the podium saw once again the Olivas twins, Laci & Brooke. The Pee Wee 50cc class came with Brennen Watson's first win of the season while bestfriend Jett Lessing (pictured below placed 1st in the Micro Mini 65cc class! Both little guys have been following the WORCS series for the past few weekends, racing courses that are not exactly similar terrain as Lucerne Valley, CA. but nonetheless, both boys killed it!
Lane Forbes followed behind Jett Lessing in the Micro Mini class coming in 2nd and Dustin Davis in 3rd.
BIG BIKE RECAP
The start of Sunday morning was a bomb run packed with fierce competition. Although, JCR Honda rider Ricky Brabec held an untouchable lead throughout the race course! With Lucerne Valley being local territory for Brabec, it made it nothing but easy for him to tear through the desert until he went down near the finish causing a shoulder injury.
Brabec remained in 1st with Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna rider Jacob Argubright about 2 minutes behind in 2nd. Argubright had an awesome race battling back and forth with Nick Burson before bumping to 2nd place.
Purvines DA8 Training Gary Sutherlin coming into 3rd on the podium says the second loop was by far the most challenging even though each loop was fairly quick. With a shoulder injury from the previous weekend, Sutherlin did the best he could and is plugging away until Round 4 of the NHHA series in Jericho, Utah.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC backed Justin Morgan came in a close 3rd behind Sutherlin with Purvines DA8 Training Axel Pearson in 4th after battling with hard conditions on the race course.
The Pro ATV podium saw Jeremy Gray, Christopher Peatross, & Jose Torres. Jeremy Gray led the entire race while Christopher Peatross came in 2nd and Jose Torres in 3rd.
Women 86cc-Open A class gave a nice battle to Kacy Martinez in 1st place, Britney Gallegos in 2nd and Stephanie Woolslayer in 3rd. Britney Gallegos earned her way to the podium next to Kacy Martinez who she has looked up to for years.
Masters 60+ podium would see James Miller in 1st, Larry Engwall in 2nd, and Robert Koch in 3rd.
PRO 250 RECAP
The Pro 250 podium saw Chance Fullerton (pictured below) in a well earned 1st place, Tyler Lynn in 2nd, and Jordan Gamboa in 3rd!
Chance had an awesome race while battling it out with 2nd place Tyler Lynn. The tight, rocky areas proved to be a challenge for Fullerton but he still enjoyed the course and pulled off 1st place on the podium!
All three of the Pro 250 Podium places were proud to be on the podium as the future faces of the NHHA series!