AMA Kenda/SRT NHHA National Hare & Hound Association Championship Series
Round 3: Rabbit Creek 100
Courtesy of the National Hare & Hound Association
MURPHY, ID, MAR. 16, 2017
The 2017 AMA Kenda/ SRT National Hare & Hound Series will head north to Murphy, Idaho, next weekend for the 42nd annual Rabbit Creek 100, hosted by Dirt Inc.
“We have teamed up with Dirt Inc. for many years now, and they continually host an event that is not to miss!” stated NHHA director Jacob Michna. “We are really looking forward to seeing the Idaho locals jump into the mix as the chase for the 2017 NHHA Championship continues.”
Changing it up from a fast and sandy round two in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the series will now venture to the Owyhee Desert for some pretty spectacular trails, rocks and water crossings. After a very wet season in the region, those water crossings will be substantial, and damp dirt throughout the 110-mile course will make for a prime day on two wheels – so come prepared!
Friday will kick off race weekend with sign-up from 5 to 8 p.m. (and again from 7 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday). The main feature on Saturday is the AMA Kenda/ SRT National Hare & Hound Youth Series, which will begin at 11 a.m. after a riders’ meeting on the start line at 10:45 a.m. Please note: there are two races on Saturday for the Youth riders.
The nation’s best desert racers will line up on the Zip-Ty starting line to tackle two loops: one 56-mile loop, and then a 53-mile loop (with alternative pits available on both).
Check out this video recap by Jacob Michna from the 2016 event with Dirt Inc….
Tune in to our Facebook page to watch the event live (service permitting). Spectators can gather at the KTM finish line to watch as the West Coast’s fastest off-road riders take the checkered flag.
Riders need to get their number registered online before the race weekend. To do so, please go to http://www.moto-tally.com/nhha/SeriesRegistration.aspx.
Temporary numbers are $10 for three pieces (front and sides). Receive 25 percent off from Avik when you order your NHHA graphics.
Transponders are $5, and they are good for the season.
Pre-entry closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 22. Skip the crazy long lines!
Big-bike bomb practice is walk-only.
Use the hashtag #2017nhha03 to share your journey!
There is no play-riding. A jetting loop is available.
There are two alternates (loop one and loop two). There will be a gas truck available and they are accessible by pit crews in vehicles.
The road that you will turn on to coming off of Highway 78 will be Old Highway 45. Sometimes it is listed as Ridge Road. Please do not take Silver City Road. Just follow all the signs!
This year there will be a three-wave start:
First wave: Pro/ A/ B riders
Second wave: C riders (not Women’s C)
Third wave: Women’s C/ Masters/ Sportsman (all one-loopers)
Please keep in mind that once the first C rider goes out on loop two, we will set the clock for one hour. Once that hour is up, the race is over. No one will be allowed to start loop two.
Pits are remote this year. There will be no camping on Pit Row. You can only walk to the pits, but it’s not far. We are trying to make it so that people can leave after the race if they like, since Pit Row has to be closed to all vehicles. This makes it much safer for all the riders and crews. We will have a few shuttle trucks to help you haul all of your pop-ups and gas cans.
You can call the hotel directly at 208/467-5888 and request the Hare and Hound group rate. As long as rooms are available at the hotel, the group rate can be booked anytime by phone.
Youth Hound Development Award
The NHHA is proud to introduce our partnership with Fasst Co. for the Youth Hound Development Award, which is intended to help groom the “hounds” of tomorrow by rewarding the first rider to catch the “hare” of each Youth race with a prize and offered contract of 50 percent off with Fasst Co. For round two, a Pro rider will be the featured hare, and you can catch all the action on Saturday starting with race one, the Pee Wee race, at noon!