Yamaha-mounted Russell Pearson won the opening round of the AMA National Championship Hare & Hound Series in Lucerne Valley, California, yesterday. Pearson, who also won the final round last year, crossed the finish line ahead of Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott and Brian Brown, followed by defending champ Ty Davis and Honda’s Steve Hengeveld. Andy Grider, David Pearson, Paul Shafer, Mike Childress and Rob Phillips rounded out the top 10 overall.

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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.