After taking a summer hiatus, District 37 racing is back in action, and so is Zip-Ty Racing’s Nick Burson. At the Invaders MC Desert Scramble in Johnson Valley, California, Burson battled the heat and dust to pilot his Husqvarna TXC511 to the overall win!
“This past Sunday marked the end of summer break and back to action for myself and lots of D37 regulars. The race would be two of the same 35-mile loops in Lucerne Valley. Luckily they started the race earlier then normal so we got to beat most of the heat. The race started out great for me and I led for almost the whole first loop. I knew it would be key to get out front because there wasn’t much wind and the dust was going to be really bad. About halfway through the first loop I could tell someone was getting close to me but I just tried to focus and keep my pace going. I figured it was Jake and almost near the end of the pits a bike went by me off to the side of the trail and it was Jake. Now I had someone to chase, which is sometimes easier but the dust made it pretty difficult. I just tried to stay outside of his dust and keep him in sight. I came in to the pits probably about 20 to 30 seconds back. Got some gas and water and took off. I wanted to pick up the pace this loop but as soon as I got on the trail we were already in lappers. I would find out later the novice row took off about 5 minutes before we pitted. Now once I got into the lappers I just backed it down and tried to ride smart. The dust was really bad and I didn’t want to take any chances and have a crash. I was just riding my own race from there picking off lapper after lapper when I saw a bike up ahead. I glanced over as I went by and it was Jake waiving to me. I guess he had a mechanical failure and that put me back in the lead. I knew we had a pretty big gap on third which now was second so I just rode a good pace the rest. The lappers would get really bad in some sections but I knew everyone would be dealing with the same thing so I tried not to get in a hurry and make smart safe passes on everyone. From there to the finish was pretty uneventful which is always a good thing. It was nice to get another win for the Zip Ty Husqvarna team and I hope we can turn our bad luck from the first half of the year to good luck for the last remaining races.”
I would just like to thank everyone who helps me out and makes it possible to continue racing: My Dad, Zip Ty, Husqvarna, Axo, FMF, Bell, Marzocchi, Motorex, Dunlop, and Xbrand goggles.
Preliminary Invaders Scrambles Results
Max Eddy Jr.
We will get full results up as soon as they are posted.
Burson and his TCX511 Husky- Ryan Sanders photo
Jake Argubright led before having bike problems
Max Eddy Jr pass Janean Sapp – photo Ryan Sanders
Scott Hegal – photo by Ryan Sanders
Sam Bangert at Invaders Scrambles, photo Ryan Sanders