From Kurt –Had an awesome weekend up in Idaho. Really fun race not so fun weather but was able to pull off a win. Had a great battle with David Pearson Destry Abbott and Jacob augubright. Was pretty much anyones race I was just the lucky one that was up front at the end. Havasu this weekend hope to see everyone there.
Caselli, Argubright and Abbott on the podium
After a disapointing week in Baja at the San Felipe 250, Caselli comes back to win another Hare and Hound. What was differrent this weekend was that it was not a run away like the previous rounds. A number of riders had the lead at different points during the race.
It was another stand out day for District 37 champion Jake Argubright. His second overall finish is a personal best and he has risen to the point of battling with the leaders on a regular basis now.
It was another tough day for the Husky riders. Kamo and Burson both suffer mechanical DNF’s.
Caselli grabbed the holeshot and led early on before getting passed by a few riders around the five mile mark. The top four consisted of Caselli, David Pearson, David Argubright and Destry Abbott as they began the first of two loops. The four riders remained close throughout the first loop swapping the lead position numerous times.
“It was easy to stay close because there was no dust on the course so we could keep track of the lead rider as we raced,” remarked Caselli. “It also made it difficult though, because we couldn’t break away as easy if we did get in the lead.”
As the riders moved on to the second loop, Caselli was sitting in 2nd position behind David Pearson. As they proceeded down the course they came to the backside of a mountain that had a small waterfall coming off of it where the snow had melted. Caselli tried to jump off of one slippery rock face to make a pass on Pearson but did not see another rock below where he had a hard landing. The impact was so strong it sent Caselli over the bars and did some cosmetic damage to his KTM machine. He eventually remounted in 3rd place behind Pearson and Argubright. Halfway through the second loop Pearson also crashed and handed the lead to Argubright. Caselli recovered and continued to close the gap and was able to make a pass on Argubright for the lead with only five miles to go.
Once in the lead, Caselli pulled out to a 20 second victory. This win marked the third win of the season for Caselli who now holds the series points lead heading to the fifth round.
Next Event – Jericho, UT – April 9, 2011
Overall Results 1. Kurt Caselli – KTM 2. Jacob Argubright 3. Destry Abbott 4. David Pearson 5. Robert Underwood 8. Lane Buchert – KTM