Destry Abbott Lands Lucerne National H&H Win

Kit Palmer | April 25, 2005

Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott collected his second win of the AMA FMF National Hare & Hound Series in Lucerne Valley, California, April 24. The win puts him in a tie for the series lead with Montclair Yamaha’s Russell Pearson, who finished second. Third place went to Honda rider Kendall Norman, followed by Honda-mounted Steve Hengeveld, and Kawasaki’s David Pearson.

Abbott started the race off in third but had the lead by the halfway point of the first loop. Abbott continued to lead into the second loop when things got close again because of course-marking problems. While Abbott searched for the course, Kendal and Russ Pearson rode up, and then they all looked for the course together. Once they figured things out, it was a three-way shootout to the finish. Abbott led the way to the checkered flag, while Pearson finished a close second.

With two rounds left to go, Abbott and Pearson are dead even with 110 points each, and both riders have two wins. Hengeveld is third with 72 points, followed by David Pearson with 62. Norman is fifth with 55 points.

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.