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Penultimate NHHA Round in Southern California This Weekend!

| 17 October 2017 2:21 pm

AMA Kenda/ SRT National Hare & Hound Association Championship Series
Round 8: 100 MC’s Johnson Valley Championship

Courtesy of the National Hare & Hound Association
LUCERNE VALLY, CA, OCT. 16, 2017

The 2017 AMA KENDA/SRT National Hare & Hound Championship is setting up camp for the penultimate round of the series this weekend, October 21 and 22, in Lucerne Valley, California – specifically, Cougar Buttes!

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2017 1016 NHHA PHOTO B 100s MCHosted by 100’s Motorcycle Club of District 37, the heritage-rich club will be celebrating its 50th annual race for the Johnson Valley Championship.

A packed weekend of fun and festivities will include a Desert Racing History Museum, a live band, free food and, of course, racing!

Remember, there are no membership fees, gate fees or camping fees. Bring out the family and enjoy an exciting autumn-weather weekend in the desert!

 

Some of the terrain that awaits the NHHA participants this weekend.

Some of the terrain that awaits the NHHA participants this weekend.

Officially noted as the finale for all Youth classes, Saturday will be extremely exciting, as racers take to the bomb line to give one last effort for the championship!

A fresh desert awaits the Pee Wees in race one, as they will be treated to a 2-mile, 30-minute race.

Next, the banner will drop for the Micro Mini, Junior Girls and Girls classes.

That will be followed by race three, with the Big Wheel, Mini and Junior Mini classes. That will conclude the day’s racing.

Not only will all Youth racers pit and run through the main pit area, but AMA off-road racing manager Erek Kudla and the event’s grand marshal, Ty Davis, will be on site to award year-end trophies and goodies!

A special podium ceremony is reserved for all Youth following race three. All Youth racers contending for a championship, please note that two race drops will be allowed, and that to be eligible for a championship, you must have completed three races.

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On Saturday evening, an autograph signing will take place in the tent from 5 to 6 p.m., so stop by for a poster and to meet your favorite rider. Additionally, stop by the Desert Museum to meet living legends such as Johnny Campbell, Art Knapp, Destry Abbott, Chris Blais, Paul Krause, and more.

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On Sunday morning, the nation’s toughest and fastest desert racers will line up on the Zip-Ty starting line to tackle three loops: one 43-mile loop, then a 40-mile loop, and a 21-mile loop to the finish. Purvines Yamaha DA8’s very own Gary Sutherlin currently holds a sizable lead in the points chase, but as this season has proved, the competition is fierce and unpredictable! Tune in to our Facebook page to watch the action live (service permitting). Spectators can gather at the KTM finish line to watch the riders take the checkered flag.

Important Notes
* 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) and are available at sign-up.

* Transponders are $5 and are available at sign-up.

* Pre-enter by midnight on Thursday! Skip the crazy long lines! Go to http://www.moto-tally.com/NHHA/PreEntry.aspx.

* Big-bike bomb practice is only on Sunday morning, from 7 to 8:45 a.m.

* The 100’s MC will be providing a Hospitality Tent with free food, a Desert Racing History Museum tent, and a rock-and-roll band, Mojave Blue, which will be playing live music all weekend.

* The Desert Racing History Museum is a unique endeavor to enliven interest in the sport by bringing out “Living Legends” of the sport, showcasing their exploits, and also displaying rare and special motorcycles, gear, jerseys, and other memorabilia. We think this Museum will be very special and will be well received.

* The event’s grand marshal, as noted, is local hero Ty Davis, who will be available for interviews and will be handing out trophies to the top Pro finishers and also the kids winners on Saturday.

* A raffle will be held Saturday night between 6 and 8 p.m., while the band is taking breaks.

* Interested in working behind the scenes? E-mail argubright2015@gmail.com for more information.

“100’s MC always does a great job of hosting a quality, National-standard event,” noted NHHA director Jacob Michna. “Everyone in the family will enjoy what the club has to offer, and we are really looking forward to all the exciting Youth action as they battle it out for the championship!”

2017 1016 NHHA PHOTO F Hare Initiative

The NHHA is proud to continue its partnership with Fasst Co. for the Youth Hound Development Award, which 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. 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 10 a.m.!

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The 2017 AMA Kenda/ SRT National Hare and Hound Youth Championship will conclude in Lucerne Valley, California, on October 21. Youth racing will take place on Saturday morning and afternoon, followed by an awards ceremony with AMA off-road racing manager Erek Kudla, who will be handing out AMA year-end trophies. Event grand marshal and desert-racing legend Ty Davis will join Kudla during the Youth ceremony in giving out the goodies and prizes.

To help our racers and families better understand this situation, it was undoubtedly tough to learn that, based on current BLM permit requirements in this particular region, hosting an event on Saturday would not possible. The entire NHHA organization sincerely apologizes for any frustration or inconveniences this poses. We hope that you will come out to join us for a fun weekend of riding and spectating at the finale to watch today’s fastest off-road racers take on their final event of the season.

2017 1016 NHHA PHOTO H FlyerOne Kick, One Champion – Will you be there?

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