Joe Wasson Wins Round 5 of the AMA West Hare Scramble Championship Series in Hagerman, ID
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Photos by: Mark Kariya
The Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scramble Championship Series presented by MOJO Motosport saw some awesome racing and extreme weather for round 5 in Hagerman, Idaho, hosted by Magic Valley Motocross.
Hagerman West Hare Scramble: Youth
With the rainfall the day prior, the course conditions were perfect for the races kicking off Saturday morning. The Pee Wee racers were the first racers off of the starting line on Saturday morning, and it was not long before TJ Wasson was in the lead, this race being his very first hare scramble. The Pee Wee racers raced on a 3-mile course and saw Ashton Leavitt in 2nd and Ryker Garrity in 3rd behind Wasson to round out the Pee Wee podium.
Race 2 of the day saw the Micro Mini, Girls, and Jr. Girls classes. In the Micro Mini class, Lowe Lord led the entire race with a nearly untouchable lead. Behind Lord in 2nd off of the first lap, Caleb Aiden was racing in a 2nd OA position with Carter Tittsworth in 3rd. By the last lap, the top three racers had changed drastically with Jackson Adams racing up from 8th to 2nd OA and Ben Alex Davis from 7th to 3rd OA. the Micro Mini podium was topped by Lowe Lord with Jackson Adams in 2nd, and Ben Alex Davis in 3rd. In the Girls class for this race, Italia Rife led the entire race, finishing 6th OA. Behind her in a 2nd place finish was Rhianna Bingham next to Benson Aschenbrener in 3rd after the two girls battled it out the entire race. The Jr. Girls class saw Keyona Larsen in 1st with Olivia Liggett in 2nd and Sara Conaway in 3rd.
The last race of the day saw the Big Wheel, Mini, Jr. Mini, and Youth C classes take to the course. In the lead for the Big Wheel class was Seth Sadorra, remaining there for the entirety of the race. In 2nd OA was Lane Forbes, holding a steady position throughout the 6 mile course. Ryder Thomaselli raced in a 3rd OA position and continued to put the pressure on Forbes as each lap passed. The Big Wheel podium saw Seth Sadorra in 1st, Lane Forbes in 2nd, and Ryder Thomaselli in 3rd.
In this same race, Jett Lessing in the Mini class pushed his way up to 4th OA after racing in an 8th OA position. Lessing finished 1st in the Mini class next to Talon Mastrude in 2nd and Harley Jefferies in 3rd. The Jr. Mini class saw an awesome race from Elizabeth Edwards, who has been racing hare scrambles with the series since she was on a 50cc. Edwards took the win for the Jr. Mini class next to Troy Pensotti in 2nd and Jeran Bellamy in 3rd. The Youth C class saw Drake Olaveson in 1st with Jorden Brownlee in 2nd and Jayden Brownlee in 3rd.
Hagerman West Hare Scramble: Big Bikes
Early Sunday morning, the big storm finally rolled in, complicating the course conditions for Race 1 of the day. Pro Women, Women A/B/C classes, Masters 60+, Pioneer 70+, and all C classes would race on the 6-mile youth course due to the weather. Factory Beta’s Morgan Tanke would lead off of the first lap, with Chidester Transport Racing backed Sharon Mowell in 2nd overall. It was not long before Mowell took over the lead to remain there for the entirety of the race. Racing in the Women A class, Ashlee Gage was now in a 2nd OA position behind Mowell with Logan Brownlee in 3rd OA and 1st in class for 250 C. The OA podium for this race was topped by Chidester Transport Racing backed Sharon Mowell next to Ashlee Gage in 2nd and Logan Brownlee in 3rd. For the 250 C class behind Brownlee, Corbin Wade finished 2nd in class next to Jace Love in 3rd to round out the 250 C podium. Next to Ashlee Gage on the Women A podium, Heather Mowell would take home a 2nd place position.
The Masters 60+ podium would see Wyatt Foss in 1st next to Steve Miller in 2nd, and Rodney Wilson in 3rd. The Pioneer 70+ podium saw a class win from William Craig.
It was now time for the last race of the day and the rain and wind showed no sign of letting up. Factory Beta’s Joe Wasson immediately got out front to take over the lead of the race while teammate Max Gerston followed behind in 2nd OA.
Racing in a 3rd OA position for a short period, David Kamo was not going to let the top guys get away without a battle, but Factory Beta’s Zane Roberts soon took over 3rd OA and 1st in the Pro 250 class after racing in a 5th place position. Kamo would finish 3rd in the Pro class next to Max Gerston in 2nd and Joe Wasson in 1st to round out the Pro podium. Zane Roberts would top the Pro 250 podium next to Dillon Sheppard in 2nd and Kyle Kerling in 3rd.
The Vet A podium would see Chase Jeffers on top in 1st next to David Kertz in 2nd, and Billy Radecky in 3rd. The Super Senior A podium would see Jeff Miller in 1st next to Donnie Dickinson in 2nd and Curtis Dice in 3rd after all battling out for the leading position. The Open A podium would see Patrick Miller on top in 1st next to Brett Sage in 2nd and Mitch Forrest in 3rd.
The NHHA and all of our racers enjoyed the hard work that Magic Valley Motocross put into the race despite the weather and we look forward to seeing our racers at Round 6 in Bellingham, WA. June 29-30th hosted by PNWMA.
Hagerman West Hare Scramble RACE RESULTS
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