David Pearson Captures National Hare & Hound Win

Kit Palmer | May 12, 2003

Kawasaki Team Green’s David Pearson captured his first National Hare & Hound win when he crossed the finish line at round four of the AMA/FMF Racing National Hare & Hound Series in Jericho, Utah, May 10. Pearson took top honors ahead of teammate Destry Abbott and series leader Russell Pearson, on the Yamaha YZ450F. Another Kawasaki rider, Brian Brown (the previous-round winner), finished fourth, while Yamaha-mounted Rob Zimmerman rounded out the top five overall.

Russell Pearson, who won the first two rounds of the series, still leads with 106 points, followed by Abbott with 96, Brown with 87 and David Pearson with 73. Yamaha’s Ty Davis did not make the journey to Utah. Reportedly, Davis broke his foot during the week. The defending champ is now sixth in points with 52.

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.