Max Gerston Wins the Shasta Dam Grand Prix

Press Release | April 16, 2019

The Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scramble Championship Series presented by MOJO Motosport headed to Shasta Lake, Ca. for round 4 of the 2019 race series.

Gerston leads the pack after the holeshot with Anson Maloney, Jason Hurst, and Justin Bonita close behind at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
Gerston leads the pack after the holeshot with Anson Maloney, Jason Hurst, and Justin Bonita close behind.

This is a press release from National Hare and Hound Association…

Photos by Mark Kariya

With the help from the Redding Dirt Riders, the NHHA could not have asked for a better weekend with weather conditions in the high 60’s and an awesome turnout of racers.

Ryder Kroll leading the pack for the steep uphill climb. Kroll finished 2nd in the Micro Mini class at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
Ryder Kroll leading the pack for the steep uphill climb. Kroll finished 2nd in the Micro Mini class.

Youth

The PeeWee class was the first of the racers to take off of the start line Saturday morning per usual. Coming through the scoring chute off of the first lap, Brewer McNulty was in the lead ahead of Ryder Lenior in 2nd and Cruz Rodriguez in 3rd. It was not long before Mason Mooers joined this battle for the top 3 OA, racing alongside Rodriguez. Brewer McNulty finished the race in the lead next to Mason Mooers in 2nd and Cruz Rodriguez in 3rd to round out the Pee Wee podium.

The Jr. Mini, Jr. Girls, Micro Mini, & Youth C classes were in the next race of the day to follow the 50cc races. Cameron Tabatt in the Youth C class was the leader coming off of the first lap with Will Lackey and Myles Henderson battling it out for the 2nd OA position. For the Micro Mini class in this race, Lowe Lord held the lead, racing in the top 10 OA with Ryder Kroll in 2nd in class and Jackson Adams in 3rd. Behind Lowe in 11th OA was Bryan Mundt, holding the lead for the Jr. Mini class with Elizabeth Edwards in 2nd and Devin Raper racing 3rd in class. The checkered flag was out and the racers were able to get in 3 laps. Cameron Tabatt was the first racer to see the checkers, with Will Lackey in 2nd and Nathan Cordoza taking over 3rd OA to round out the Youth C podium. The Micro Mini podium saw Lowe Lord on top next to Ryder Kroll in 2nd and Jackson Adams in 3rd. The Jr. Mini podium saw Bryan Mundt in 1st, Elizabeth Edwards in 2nd, and Devin Raper finishing 3rd.

Lowe Lord wins the Micro Mini class for round 4, putting him even more so in the lead in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.
Lowe Lord wins the Micro Mini class for round 4, putting him even more so in the lead in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.

The last youth race of the day saw the Big Wheel, Mini, and Girls classes. The green flag was waved and Trenton Hall was the first off of the start line to steal the hole shot up until Talan Terlouw stole the lead after the first sharp turn off of the start line. Terlouw would remain in the lead from there, ahead of Seth Sadorra in 2nd and Italo Ruggiero in 3rd.

Talan Terlouw remains in the lead for the entire race and takes home the win for the Big Wheel class at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
Talan Terlouw remains in the lead for the entire race and takes home the win for the Big Wheel class.

By the middle of the race, Terlouw remained in the lead with Sadorra in 2nd and Ruggiero in 3rd but now with Lane Forbes quickly gaining time on the top 3 racers. By the time the checkered flag was waved, Forbes was now in 3rd OA behind Ruggiero in 2nd. The Big Wheel podium saw Talan Terlouw in 1st, Italo Ruggiero in 2nd, & Lane Forbes in 3rd.

The Mini class saw a lead from Harley Jefferies the entire race next to Zachary Francies in 2nd to round out the Mini podium. The Girls class saw a win from Alexa Conatser.

Alexa Conatser wins the Girls class for Round 4. Conatser is also leading in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.
Alexa Conatser wins the Girls class for Round 4. Conatser is also leading in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.

BIG BIKES

The first race of the day on Sunday for the Big Bikes saw the Pro class. When the green flag waved, 12 Pro racers took off the start line, AJ Lehr stealing the holeshot heading into the first turn with Factory Beta’s Max Gerston behind him waiting to steal the lead. With a good starting position for Gerston, it was not long before he was in the lead for the remainder of the race. Two minutes behind Gerston heading out onto lap 2, Devan Bolin was racing in a 2nd OA position. In 3rd OA, Cole Conatser came through the scoring chute only seconds behind Bolin. Factory Beta’s Joe Wasson was racing in a 4th OA position off of lap 1 after taking off last on the start line due to unexpected bike issues.

The Pro 250 podium was topped by Factory Beta's Zane Roberts next to Dillon Sheppard in 2nd and Kyle Hutcheson in 3rd at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
The Pro 250 podium was topped by Factory Beta’s Zane Roberts next to Dillon Sheppard in 2nd and Kyle Hutcheson in 3rd.

For the Pro 250 class, Dillon Sheppard was leading in class for the first lap next to Lochlan Campbell in 2nd and Kyle Hutcheson in 3rd. Factory Beta’s Zane Roberts was racing in a 4th in class position heading out onto lap 2. The next time the racers would come through the scoring chute, the white flag would wave for the leader, which was expected to be Gerston. With a roughly 5-minute lead now, Gerston took the white flag with an untouchable lead on 2nd OA, Bolin. Wasson was now racing in 3rd OA behind Bolin with Conatser now in 4th. Roberts was now in the lead for the Pro 250 class with Sheppard racing in 2nd in class. With top 3 racers for our Pro classes changing so quickly, the spectators were eager to see who would finish in podium positions for Round 4.

Factory Beta's Max Gerston held an average 5 minute lead on 2nd place. Gerston is currently sitting 1st in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.
Factory Beta’s Max Gerston held an average 5-minute lead on 2nd place. Gerston is currently sitting 1st in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.

The checkered flag was out for Factory Beta’s Max Gerston with Devan Bolin in 2nd and Factory Beta’s Joe Wasson in 3rd. For the Pro 250 finish, Factory Beta’s Zane Roberts had remained in the lead, to take the win in class. Dillon Sheppard finished 2nd in class next to Kyle Hutcheson in 3rd.

Factory Beta's Max Gerston tops the Pro podium next to Devan Bolin in 2nd and Factory Beta's Joe Wasson in 3rd at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
Factory Beta’s Max Gerston tops the Pro podium next to Devan Bolin in 2nd and Factory Beta’s Joe Wasson in 3rd.

For the Open A class in this race, Kyle Boardman would take home the win next to Brett Sage in 2nd and Jarrett Heimlich in 3rd. Eric Stevenson took home the win in the Vet A class next to Austin Tavares in 2nd and Corin Fator in 3rd. In the Super Senior A class, Joe Cook finished 1st in class next to Dan Marshall in 2nd and Alex Lehr in 3rd.

The last race of the weekend would line up on the start line following the Pro podiums. This race would see the Women Pro class, Masters, and all C classes. First off of the start line would be the Women Pro, with a holeshot from Factory Beta’s Morgan Tanke. Coming in the lead off of the first lap and taking the white flag was Chidester Transport Racing backed Sharon Mowell with Ricky Kinney in 2nd and Tanke in 3rd. Tanke and Kinney battled it out leading up to the scoring chute and headed out onto the last lap after both taking a pit stop. The Masters class in this race would see John Burnham, Rodney Wilson, & Roger Lindsey come through the scoring chute first and head out onto the last lap.

Ricky Kinney tops the podium for the overall race 2 win on Sunday next to Women Pro racers, Chidester Transport backed Sharon Mowell and Factory Beta's Morgan Tanke at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.
Ricky Kinney tops the podium for the overall race 2 win on Sunday next to Women Pro racers, Chidester Transport backed Sharon Mowell and Factory Beta’s Morgan Tanke.

After a little over an hour, the checkered flag was out and it was going to be a close one for the Women Pro class. Ricky Kinney would take the overall win for this race while Mowell and Tanke would battle for the 2nd OA spot. Tanke would take the win for this battle while Sharon Mowell would finish 3rd OA, 2nd in Women Pro. The Women Pro podium would see Factory Beta’s Morgan Tanke in the top spot next to Chidester Transport Racing backed Sharon Mowell in 2nd.

Factory Beta's Morgan Tanke took home the win for the Women Pro class at round 4 and is currently sitting 2nd in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.
Factory Beta’s Morgan Tanke took home the win for the Women Pro class at round 4 and is currently sitting 2nd in points for the 2019 AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.

The Open C class in this race would see a win from Justin Wilson, with Tanner Meinster in 2nd and Zach Severance in 3rd. The Masters 60+ class would see a win from John Burnham with Rodney Wilson in 2nd and Roger Lindsey in 3rd. Mike Schultz would finish 1st in the Super Senior C class next to Dirk Wanlass in 2nd and James Barney in 3rd.

Talon Terlouw and Italo Ruggiero spray cider on the Big Wheel podium. Terlouw topped the podium with Ruggiero in 2nd and Lane Forbes in 3rd.
Talon Terlouw and Italo Ruggiero spray cider on the Big Wheel podium. Terlouw topped the podium with Ruggiero in 2nd and Lane Forbes in 3rd at the Shasta Dam Grand Prix.

All of our racers enjoyed the hard work that the Redding Dirt Riders put into the race and the NHHA looks forward to seeing our racers at Round 5 in Hagerman, ID. May 18-19th hosted by Magic Valley MX.

Factory Beta's Zane Roberts finishes 1st in the Pro 250 class after racing 4th in class coming off of lap 1
Factory Beta’s Zane Roberts finishes 1st in the Pro 250 class after racing 4th in class coming off of lap 1.

Shasta Dam Grand Prix RESULTS

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