AMA Kenda/SRT NHHA National Hare & Hound Association Championship Series
Round 4: So Cal MC at Johnson Valley OHV
Courtesy of the National Hare & Hound Association
LUCERNE VALLEY, CA, APR. 17, 2017
The 2017 AMA Kenda/ SRT National Hare & Hound Association Championship Series returns to Southern California for round four, hosted by the 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!
Pre-entry closes Wednesday, April 26, at midnight.
A day reserved completely for the Youth, Saturday will kick off with sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dual-sanctioned with the region’s District 37, this event will give the Youth riders an opportunity to earn both National and AMA District 37 points. The So Cal MC has designed a super-exciting course held in a unique area that includes flowing trails, technical terrain, and elevation changes.
To top it all off, each rider who comes through the finish will receive a very cool medallion. So bring out the little ones to get out there and have a blast on two wheels! (To watch the Youth event, both the start and the pits 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, from 6 to 8:30 a.m., and there is 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 (taking into consideration keeping your bike in good shape at the finish line), the So Cal MC has laid out a course spanning three loops, making for an exciting 101 miles that will satisfy all riders.
National Hare & Hound riders are some of the world’s toughest and most respected riders. That being said, motorcycle Pros will enjoy a payout of more than $2,000 plus 50-percent payback among the top contenders, courtesy of the So Cal MC, Rick’s Custom Shutters, and the NHHA.
But it’s not just the motorcycle riders who will get a payout: The ATV riders will benefit from a $500 Pro purse, courtesy of TBT Racing and Team True Racing! Current points leader Christopher Peatross will seek to defend his round-one win, while 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 riders, 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 finish between the two. Chidester Transport Racing’s Stephanie Woolslayer has also joined the Women’s overall podium, and she currently sits third overall in the points standings, just 10 points ahead of Stout.
“We are back in the Southern California desert with So Cal MC,” said NHHA director Jacob Michna, “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.”
It has been an exciting and successful partnership with Fasst Co. for the Youth Hound Development Award thus far! The Youth Hound Development Award is meant 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 four, 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 1:30 p.m.!
One Kick, One Champion – Will you be there?