NHHA Welcomes Hooligan Open

Press Release | August 11, 2020

National Hare and Hound Championship (NHHA) welcomes new Hooligan Open class championship, presented by Scrambler Ducati.

National Hare and Hound Championship (NHHA) welcomes new Hooligan Open class championship, presented by Scrambler Ducati.

This is a press release from NHHA…

(August 7, 2020) — The AMA Kenda SRT National Hare and Hound Championship series is happy to announce the addition of the Hooligan Open class, presented by Scrambler Ducati, for the remainder of the 2020 season. The four round championship begins in two weeks at the fourth round of the series in Panaca, Nevada. Racers of the “Hooligan Open” class will compete for an AMA number-one National Hare and Hound Championship title, which will be awarded at the season finale in Lucerne Valley, California.

In the early days of Hare and Hound racing, motorcycles were adapted to take on the rugged, off-road terrain of the wild west. Since then of course, OEM’s have changed the game through their development of off-road-specific motorcycles intended for serious off-road racing. Today, the series sees the story come full circle with the addition of the Hooligan Open class. Intended for highly capable, 750cc-and-above off-road-forward [sic] street motorcycles, the class embraces the classic On Any Sunday pure joy of riding and racing a motorcycle. As seen at round three of the 2020 championship, The Mint 400, the Scrambler Desert Sled became a perfect testimony to the innovations of a modern-day hybrid race machine, as led by Scrambler Ducati class winner Jordan Graham.

National Hare and Hound Championship (NHHA) welcomes new Hooligan Open class championship, presented by Scrambler Ducati.

“Watching the Hooligan racers at The Mint 400 was captivating, nostalgic and pure magic,” said Meg Argubright, NHHA series chairman. “When we heard the news later in the year that the Hooligan racing community was in need of a place to call home for the rest of the season, the answer was easy: 100-percent yes. Our goal is to help grow the sport of motorcycling, and we hope to serve as a platform for new riders looking for a great adventure on two-wheels. We connected with Scrambler Ducati and were immediately aligned, so we put our efforts together to make it happen and together we could not be more excited to witness the return of these classic-inspired machines to desert racing.”

“Following our Hooligan class success at The Mint 400 with Jordan Graham on the Fasthouse Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled, the team felt there was a lot more to do in desert racing,” said Phil Read Jr., Ducati North American marketing director. “We were delighted that the NHHA recognized the accessibility of a Hooligan class, and are flattered for Scrambler Ducati to be asked to support the launch this exciting new series. With so few opportunities for Hooligans to race in 2020 we are delighted to again field Jordan Graham on the Fasthouse Desert Sled.”

For more information, visit nationalhareandhound.com

 

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