2012 Winter Classic National Hare & Hound Photos Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2012 Winter Classic National Hare & Hound race in the SoCal Desert.

winter2_sanders.jpg Future desert racer? Probably. They were tearing it up on their small-bore XRs and KXs, trying to keep an eye on their favorite races, Jacob Argubright and Ryan Smith. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter3.jpg Defending champ Kurt Caselli had little trouble defending his number-one plate, at least at this race. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter4.jpg Destry Abbott might be slowing down with his race schedule but certainly not with his racing. He was, as always, flying at the Winter Classic. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter5.jpg Jacob Argubright was shooting for a podium finish when he crashed at speed and broke his collarbone. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter6.jpg Skylar Howes powers up one of the hills in loop one after passing Max Eddy for eighth overall. He would go on to win the 250 class and finish first two-stroke. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter7.jpg TBT Racing's Ricky Russell traveled from Washington and finished seventh overall in his first National Hare & Hound and his first time seeing Johnson Valley. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
634919529226670270winter7.jpg TBT Racing's Ricky Russell traveled from Washington and finished seventh overall in his first National Hare & Hound and his first time seeing Johnson Valley. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter8.jpg This sequence was shot just after David Kamo had passed Destry Abbott for third overall about five miles from the finish...
winter9.jpg ...Kamo put the hammer down using every bit of his Honda's wide-ratio transmission...
winter10.jpg ...Kamo went on to finish third behind winner Caselli and runner-up David Pearson. Photography By: Ryan Sanders
winter13.jpg The dust didn't make it any easier for Russell riding in unfamiliar territory. Photography By: Mark Kariya
winter14.jpg Howes' eighth overall was a career best. Photography By: Mark Kariya
winter15.jpg The top dogs...hounds: (Left to right) Kamo, Pearson and Caselli. Photography By: Mark Kariya
winter16.jpg Hangin' out by the wash. Photography By: Mark Kariya
634919536937160238winter11.jpg Justin Morrow got off to a fast start. He rounded out the top five overall. Photography By: Mark Kariya
winter12.jpg It's been a year and a half since Gary Sutherlin raced a National, but the now fulltime WORCS racer looked right at home in the desert, finishing sixth overall. Photography By: Mark Kariya
winter17.jpg And that they did. Photography By: Mark Kariya