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SRT AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series set to kick off

January 22, 2014

The following is an industry press release...

Los Angeles, Ca: The National Hare and Hound Association kicks off it’s 2014 racing season with round one this weekend! Hosted by Desert MC, round one of the AMA/SRT National Hare and Hound Championship will be one for the record books. With uncertainty over the future of racing in the area due to the impending Marine Base Expansion, the 47th annual “Winter Classic” might be the last time that a National Hare and Hound makes it to the North Eastern parts of Johnson Valley OHV area. This will also be the first National utilizing the new transponder system so don't forget to bring your helmet to sign up!

Kicking things off Saturday morning is the increasingly popular National Youth Hare and Hound Championship. With racers as young as 4 to as old as 15, the series will be creating the champions of the future. With its own bomb run, pits and complete course, it will prepare the kids, AND adults, for racing in the future. The Round 1 Course will be 3 miles long for the Pee Wee's in Race 1 and Micro Mini's and Girls in Race 2 and then it will be extended to 7 miles for the Super Mini's and Jr. Mini's in Race 3. It will include sand, rocks, hills and get even more challenging for the 3rd Race with additional climbs and rock gardens added. Every aspect of the event makes it a true Hare and Hound, only on a smaller scale. This is the perfect place for the kids to make new friends, join in the competition and start off on the right foot in their life long addiction to racing!

National Youth Sign up is open from 8am -10am and Race 1 Banner is up at 11am. Pro/A racers will be dropping the banner for the kids and running sweep and checks. Awards will be presented after all the races are done atop the newly refurbished National Hare and Hound podium. AMA Membership ONLY required. Make sure to have your minor releases in hand or all filled out and notarized before you get there or you will not be able to enter. 2014 AMA and ATVA Annual Release MINOR (1) - For More information regarding Rules and Classes visit - http://nationalhareandhound.com/wp/natoinalyouthhareandhound/

Saturday evening Desert MC is hosting their second annual “Slow Your Roll for Rescue Three” charity event. Be sure to be there early as this is not something to be missed. Staging, the start, and finish lines will all take place on Bessemer Mine Road this weekend, with the alternate (and only) pit approximately 21-miles away off of Camp Rock Road. Keep in mind that CHP is enforcing all speed limits when on the highway, be sure to allow plenty of time to reach your pit when traveling. A truck leaving after the start will not reach the pit soon enough.

Round One will have plenty of opportunities for you to get your hands on some good swag as the NHHA Contingency program rolls on into 2014. Check out our website for a full listing of the contingency offers for class winners. Returning again for 2014, the Rocky Mountain ATV Race Gas promotion means that all entries will automatically receive a $10 gift certificate to Rockymountainatv.com. New to the 2014 mix is Bike Week Radio Show who will have live updates during their Sunday morning program, as well as  $100 CASH for the first rider into the pits. In order to be eligible for the CASH reward, racer must successfully clear all checks prior to the pit on Camp Rock Road.

If your in the amateur class, you are going to want to be first overall. First overall amateur here at Round One, as well as all 2014 NHHA rounds will take home a $300 gift card  good for a service at AS Racing. Check out our website for more details. It’s all about the women here at Round One as the first overall A Rider is going to take home a new BRP Chain Guide, in addition to the “A”Class contingency. In the woman’s “B” Class, the first woman is going to walk away with a Brand New set of Fasst Co. Flexx Handlebars!  “A” and “B” woman must go the full distance to be considered a finisher, and both classes now count for their own National Championship.

Last year’s Round Ten winner Jacob Argubright is racing with a new team (Factory Husqvarna), while Nick Burson, Justin Morrow, and Axel Pearson are back on their Purvines Beta’s. KTM's Ivan Ramirez is returning to the series on his Factory KTM hoping to follow in the footsteps of 2013 NHHA Champion Kurt Caselli. Levi Hutchings and Nic Garvin will both make their “Pro Class” debuts here at round one, while 2013 Vet Champion Dan Capparelli will be on board his new Western Designs TM. No matter who your rooting for, Round One is sure to be exciting.

Don’t forget that you can follow the racing action LIVE on our social media accounts, as well as be part of the coverage by using the hashtag #2014NHHA01 to post photos direct to our website.

For more information on Round one of the AMA/SRT National Hare and Hound Championship presented by Bike Week Radio Show be sure to click here.

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