Kendall Norman won the opening round of the FMF/AMA National Hare & Hound Series. Photography By: Mark Kariya
After skipping all of 2012, Red Bull's Kendall Norman showed up unexpectedly at the opening round of the AMA Racing/FMF/GPR National Hare & Hound Championship Series and ended up taking a convincing win, riding like he'd never missed a beat.
Two-time and defending series champ Kurt Caselli led the early going but apparently suffered a terminal bike issue, leaving him with a DNF at the Desert Motorcycle Club's 46th Annual Winter Classic, a unique tour of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area that consisted of just one 80-mile loop.
David Kamo borrowed his Johnny Campbell Racing Honda CRF450X race bike from last year and edged Off-Road Support Kawasaki's Jacob Argubright for second. Purvines Racing Beta's Nick Burson and T.J. Hannfin rounded out the top five.
Norman says he doesn't expect to contest the entire series.
1. Kendall Norman (Hon)
2. David Kamo (Hon)
3. Jacob Argubright (Kaw)
4. Nick Burson (Beta)
5. T.J. Hanninfin (Beta)