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Preview AMA National Hare & Hound Round 4 – Idaho
Dirt Inc. presents Round 4
AMA/ Kenda National Hare & Hound
It’s ‘All systems a go’ in Idaho as the NHHA returns for its second year in a row to the area south of Murphy, Idaho. Dirt Inc has prepared 100 miles of course that will sure to test all bikes and bodies at this year’s Round 4 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series. 2011 is dedicated to the memory of Dirt Inc. member, Jody Schlapia. Jody lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer last November, but was instrumental every step of the way in helping to make Dirt Inc’s National one of the most exciting races of the year.
David Pearson current series points leader on his Purvines Racing Honda.
David Pearson and his Purvines Racing Honda team will be in full force as their new fast guy, Justin Morrow, looks to have another impressive race. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott is also en route, and his plane is expected to arrive at some point Friday morning. Off Road Support Kawasaki’s Jacob Argubright hopes to make it back on the podium after a 4th place finish at Round 3. Making the long trek north into Idaho from south of the Mexican Border, FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli looks to make it three in a row and take over the points lead here in Idaho.
But with all of the hoopla around the Top 5 in points, let’s not count out local favorite, Zip Ty Husqvarna’s David Kamo, who wants revenge from his second place finish at last year’s Dirt Inc / NHHA event. Also looking for their first chance on the podium is FMF’s Brett Saunders and Reno’s Robert Underwood, who both want to place their Kawi’s atop the box when all is said and done in Idaho.
After Round 3, the battle for the Pro Support Classes has begun to get heated. Both Dan Capparelli and Idaho’s Shayla Fulfer have taken large point leads as their class leaders heading into Round 4. David Fry and Sarah Kritsch both suffered DNF’s at Round 3. Unfortunately up here in Idaho, local BLM restrictions limit the event to bikes only and the ATV’s will be sitting out Round 4 .
Prizes & Sponsors
Big money is up for grabs at this year’s Dirt Inc event, and each of the pros will have something to shoot for as the first rider to pass the hare will be $500 richer, thanks to Schlapia Off-Road and Jody’s family. That’s not all; riders atop the box will each be taking home their share of the guaranteed $500 purse provided courtesy of Dirt Inc. It’s not all about the pros however, as the local motorcycle businesses have each stepped up with huge give-aways.
Fastway and their new steering stabilizer will be on hand here at Round 4, and if the hands-on demo over at the Off Road Support pits isn’t enough, the first “B” Class racer holeshot through the Red Bull Arch will take home a brand new Fastway steering dampener of their own! That’s not all that is up for grabs here at Round 4. Rekluse, the makers of the best auto clutch in the industry, have stepped up yet again and are sure to turn some heads with give-aways of their own. The first “C” class racer holeshot through the Red Bull arch will have themselves a brand new clutch, courtesy of the Idaho natives and NHHA series sponsor, Rekluse!
Additionally, hand outs from both Fastway and Rekluse will be taking place all weekend long, and with the recent rain and snow, this year’s Dirt Inc National Hare and Hound is something you won’t want to miss.
The NHHA’s newly signed series sponsor is Leatt. Leatt
will join our many other wonderful series sponsors and will be donating product as give-aways during the 2011 season. The Leatt-Brace is backed by scientific research and the collaboration with highly esteemed players in the safety field, all our products benefit from these continuous efforts by Dr. Leatt and his team of designers and biomedical engineers at the Leatt® Lab in Cape Town, South Africa, home of Leatt®’s research & development.
Kenda Kash will be rewarded at the finish line to the first four bike racers who are running Kenda tires on both the front and rear of their bikes. Each of the four racers will receive $50 dollars cash from Kenda!