Randy Hamilton: 2nd-place Finisher In 2013 In The Pro Class Of The AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series
December 13, 2013
Randy Hamilton is a 21-year-old racer from Denville, N.J., who finished the 2013 season in second place in the Pro class of the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series racing a Honda TRX450R.
“The 2013 season went extremely well for me,” Hamilton says. “I didn’t have any breakdowns and I finished second. My toughest competition was Jarrod McClure, Chris Borich and Johnny Gallagher. The amount of talent those guys have on ATVs is unbelievable.”
Hamilton says that during the season he had a good laugh when Jarrod McClure’s dog bit a hole in his tire right before the race. The most heart-breaking thing Hamilton experienced was “at the first round I got hung up right at the start and I had to make up a lot of time to catch the top guys.”
He first began racing at age 14. It was a hare scrambles in New Jersey.
“It was a great experience and I’ve been hooked ever since,” he says. “What I like about the AMA series is that it’s put together very well, the tracks are always awesome and the competition is always there.”
For 2014, Hamilton plans to race the Pro class again on a Honda. “To get ready for the season I will spend my winter riding and training, and also building my race bikes for the season.”
His hobbies include riding dirtbikes, swimming, fishing, and snowboarding. “In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends,” he says.
What would people be surprised to know about him?
“For my senior prank, I rode my dirtbike through my high school,” he says.
He has many people to thank for supporting his racingeffort, including his parents – “without them I’d never have the opportunity to race -- Bowers Motorcycle Supply, GBC, Pro Armor, Laeger’s Racing, HMF, Coastal Racing, Moto Pro Training, Jarrod McClure and his family, Chris Borich, Johnny Gallagher, Kory Ellis and my girlfriend.”
For others who want to race ATVs, he says: “Work hard, never give up and never forget where you came from and who helped you get to where you are today.
“I’d like to thank the AMA for putting on the series, and if you’re looking to start racing, the AMA is a great place to begin,” he says.
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