Hawk Wins Loretta Lynn’s GNCC/National Hare Scrambles

Kit Palmer | April 28, 2003

Barry Hawk Jr. returned to his winnings ways at the combined AMA Grand National Cross Country/National Hare Scrambles Series round at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, yesterday. The race boiled down to a last lap shootout between Hawk (6) and Mike Lafferty (7), and it was Hawk, on the Am-Pro Yamaha, coming out on top by the narrowest of margin.

Third place went to FMF/Suzuki’s Mike Kiedrowski, while Yamaha’s Jason Raines and Kawasaki Team Green’s Fred Andrews, the defending Hare Scrambles Champion, rounded out the top five overall.

Defending GNCC Champion Rodney Smith did not finish the race after crashing and injuring his leg.


O/A: 1. Barry Hawk (Yam); 2. Mike Lafferty (KTM); 3. Mike Kiedrowski (Suz); 4. Jason Raines (Yam); 5. Fred Andrews (Kaw); 6. Joshua McLevy (Yam); 7. Robbie Jenks (Yam); 8. Brian Garrahan (KTM); 9. Randy Hawkins (Yam); 10. Joshua Summey.

AMA GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 5 of 13 rounds): 1. Barry Hawk Jr. (126/2 wins); 2. Jason Raines (100); 3. Michael Lafferty (89/1 win); 4. Robbie Jenks (79); 5. Fred Andrews (76/1 win); 6. Rodney Smith (72/1 win); 7. Randy Hawkins (52); 8. Steve Hatch (51); 9. Josh McLevy (42); 10. Mike Kiedrowski (42).

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.