Kawasaki's Brian Brown captured the overall win at the third round of the AMA National Championship Hare & Hound Series in Lucerne Valley, California, April 27. The win by Brown marked the end of Russell Pearson's three-race win streak (including last year).
Pearson was involved in a close race for second with Destry Abbott. The two riders pretty much drag-raced to the finish line with Yamaha-mounted Pearson finishing just ahead of Abbott's Kawasaki. Fourth place went to Yamaha rider Ty Davis, while KTM-mounted Joey Lanza rounded out the top five overall.
O/A: 1. Brian Brown (Kaw); 2. Russell Pearson (Yam); 3. Destry Abbott (Kaw); 4. Ty Davis (Yam); 5. Joey Lanza (KTM); 6. Steve Hengeveld (Hon); 7. David Pearson (Kaw); 8. Mike childress (Kaw); 9. Paul Krause (KTM); 10. Rob Phillips (KTM).
AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HARE & HOUND POINTS STANDINGS (After 3 of 6 rounds): 1. Russell Pearson (88/2 wins); 2. Destry Abbott (71); 3. Brian Brown (69/1 win); 4. Ty Davis (52); 5. David Pearson (43); 6. Rob Zimmerman (41); 7. Mike childress (38); 8. Rob Phillips (36); 9. Steve Hengeveld (31); 10. Paul Krause (30).