Rain, and prime desert terrain welcomed back racers at Round 8 of the AMA Kenda SRT West Hare Scramble Championship Series in Jericho, Utah.
This is a press release from National Hare and Hound…
Jericho, Utah (September 11, 2017) – Rain, and prime desert terrain welcomed back racers at Round 8 of the AMA Kenda SRT West Hare Scramble Championship Series in Jericho, Utah. Hosted by the Sage Riders, the silt beds stood no chance against the rain and competitive bunch of racers.
YOUTH: The youth races kicked off first thing in the morning as the first race of the day, the Pee Wee race, saw a win from Ryker Sperry after battling it out in the first lap with Breckin Beard. Breckin took home a 2nd place with Grady Ballow in 3rd.
The second race of the day saw the eldest of the youth riders, the Big Wheel class. Mason Matthies held the lead the entire race. being the first to see the checkered flag, with Kyle Kerling behind in a close second. Meanwhile Davin Rhodes, Porter Black, and Heston Wood battled for third. The Big Wheel podium saw Matthies in first, Kerling in second, and Wood in third.
WOMEN: The Women podium saw a win from Sharon Mowell, with her sister Heather Mowell in second and Bailee Lucas in third. Heather took third off of the start and worked her way up to second on the podium next to first-place Sharon Mowell. Sharon had an awesome start, taking the holeshot off of the line. She maintained the lead throughout the race, earning her first-place spot on the podium and also contributing to her place in leading points for the remainder of the season.
PRO 250: The Pro 250 podium saw a first place from Cole Canaster, second place from Clayton Gerstner, and third place from SRT-backed JT Baker. Baker was third off of the start until he ended up in a battle with a few other racers. The switch up between hard-packed sand and silt beds, Baker made it back up to third place and held that position for the remainder of the race.
Unlike Baker, Clayton Gerstner did not have the best start. Falling back to last place off of the start line, Gerstner was able to make up the time and bump himself up to second place on the podium next to first-placed Cole Canaster. Racing behind Tayson Weeks, Canaster was able to steal the lead and make his mark on the Pro 250 podium.
PRO: As for the Pro race, which happened to be the most eventful race of the day, the Pro podium ended up seeing an overall win from Purvines Racing backed Axel Pearson with teammate Nick Burson in a very close second place. Pearson got the holeshot off of the start line and held the lead throughout the course with Burson creeping up close behind. Toughing it out on the brutal course, Burson and Pearson had some well earned spots on the podium.
After a series of unexpected events, Beta rider Max Gerston took third place on the Pro Podium. The EnduroCross racer did his best throughout the technical areas, such as the rocks and trees, but came across difficulty in the sand. All in all, each racer earned their place on the podium and put up a battle while doing so. The Sage Riders could not have welcomed back these racers in a better way.
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