Cory Graffunder Clinches West Hare Scrambles Championship
Jacob Argubright won the race, but Cory Graffunder (pictured) won the title in the 2015 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship. Photography by Mark Kariya
The National Hare and Hound finale weekend was also host to the penultimate round of the Kenda SRT AMA West Hare Scrambles championship, and although there is one round remaining in the series, Cory Graffunder went ahead and wrapped up the championship. The SRT KTM rider clinched the title with a second-place finish at round seven of the series.
Defending Champion Jacob Argubright took the big win aboard his Factory Husqvarna. Though it wasn’t enough to keep any championship hopes alive, it was a good warm-up for Argubright, who went on to finish third the next day in the National Hare and Hound race.
Nick Burson rounded out the podium on Saturday, although it was a bit of a rough day for the Purvines Racing Beta rider. “I was able to salvage a third overall Saturday after crashing and bruising up my hand around mile four or five on the first lap,” Burson said. “It was hard to hold on the rest of the day but even harder to sit out Sunday.”
Burson’s injury was enough to keep him out of the Hare and Hound race the next day, but he declares he will be “back and ready for Laughlin in two weeks” – the final round of the West Hare Scrambles Championship Series.
1. Jacob Argubright (Hus)
2. Cory Graffunder (KTM)
3. Nick Burson (Bet)
4. Axel Pearson (Bet)
5. Travis Coy (KTM)
6. Ryan Smith (Yam)
7. Dalton Shirey (Hus)
8. Kyle Redmond (Bet)
9. Clayton Gerstner (KTM)
10. Nick Stover (KTM)
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