Round 8 Heads Back to Northern California for the U.S Army Donner Hare Scramble
This is a press release from West Hare Scramble/National Hare & Hound…
(October 15, 2017) – The 2018 AMA KENDA SRT West Hare Scramble finale is quickly approaching, and the series will celebrate a successful season with an exciting return to Donner Ski Ranch in northern California this weekend. Known as the U.S Army Donner Hare Scramble, series Director Brian Garrahan has been very busy working to make sure this event will be even better than its successful introduction into the series in 2017. Riders and spectators can expect an unforgettable course, and plenty of excitement.
Promo Video U.S. Army Donner Hare Scramble 2018
After an exciting round 7 in Stillwater, the Pro class championship battle continues. In addition to a $5,000 pro purse, Factory Beta’s Max Gerston sits a mere 20 points down from current first place standings rider SRT Husqvarna backed Trystan Hart. With Trystan out with an injury and not expected to race, it leaves the championship battle to the current second and third place riders, Factory Beta’s Max Gerston and RPM KTM rider Dante Oliveira. Oliveira took the East meets West win last weekend closing the points gap to now only four points down from Gerston in third.
“I feel good going in to the last round of the year, and I’m hoping to carry the momentum from last weekend into Donner and make it happen for the championship,” said Oliveria. Gerston also stated after the last round that he “is hoping his finger will heal up a bit more and be ready for Donner”. Pro 250 rider, Jeremy Wilton has a comfortable lead of 43 points over second place rider Dillon Sheppard and Dan Caparelli sits in third.
Women’s A rider Sharon Mowell has the championship wrapped up going in to the last round with a 46 point lead over McKenna Cheff in second place. It will be an exciting way to end the year for the Northern Californian native Mowell sisters, as Heather Mowell is set to wrap up the championship in the womens B class with an 84 point lead over second place rider Ava Silvestri. Although the Womens A class championship is wrapped up, there will be a $750 purse up for grabs, so it is safe to say there will be a fight for the win at the last round as there are still bragging rights on the line.
Big Wheel riders Seven Diaz and Zachery Kerling are set to have a last round championship battle as well. Kerling sits only 11 points behind Diaz the current point leader. With both riders finishing no worse than top three in class all year, it will be an exciting race, especially with the championship on the line.
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