Brown Wins Idaho National H&H

| March 25, 2002

Kawasaki Team Green’s Brian Brown scored the overall win at the second round of the AMA National Championship Hare & Hound Series in Murphy, Idaho, March 24. Brown and Yamaha YZ426F-mounted Ty Davis battled back and forth for much of the 100-mile race, with Brown edging ahead at the end to take the win over Davis, who scored the Vet-class victory.

Finishing third overall was Yamaha rider Russell Pearson, followed by Kawasaki Team Green riders Shane Esposito and David Pearson.

Taber Murphy, seventh overall, topped the Four-Stroke class, while Joey Lanza, eighth overall, won the 125cc class.

Defending champ Destry Abbott, the opening-round winner, did not ride. The Kawasaki rider is still recuperating from a dislocated shoulder that he suffered at the World Off-Road Championship Series round the previous week in Lake Havasau City, Arizona.

After two of six rounds, Brown leads Davis by one point in the series standings.


1. Brian Brown (Kaw)

2. 2.Ty Davis (Yam)

3. Russell Pearson (Yam)

4. Shane Esposito (Kaw)

5. David Pearson (Kaw)

6. Kurt Caselli (KTM)

7. Taber Murphy (Hon)

8. Dave Ondas (Kaw)

9. Joey Lanza (KTM)

10. 10. Brad McNew (Hon)

By Doug Karcher