Start with one sack full of Tecate brand virgin single track trails
Add a hefty amount of rain
Allow to settle for two days, do not stir
Sprinkle with a handful of premium racers
Bake for 3:10 at 60 degrees, allowing fastest racers to rise to top
Serve with trophy and cash
Jamie Lanza got the holeshot as the flag dropped on the 2011 Tecate Hare Scrambles. Actually, it was the second time the flag dropped, but that is another story. In doing so, Jamie earned the $300 holeshot award in the first 100 yards of the race. Unfortunately that would be the highlight of his day as he would later put a rock through the side cover and have to card a DNF.
It took the pro riders a while to settle out, but once Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert hit the front, it was clear sailing for him. He rounded loop one with a near 5 minute lead over teammate Bobby Garrison. Passing on the tight course was nearly impossible. The conditions looked more like a National Enduro than a typical Scrambles. Ian Blythe followed the Kawi boys in third to round out the podium. He was followed by KTM mounted Ivan Ramirez, Colton Haaker, Nick Burson and Matt Henderson.
Ron Wilson wins Tecate Ironman Class
In the Ironman Class Ronnie Wilson took the win. In the morning race he was first overall with a big lead. In the afternoon, Noberto Chavez finished first, but ended up second on combined time. Jesse Beck raced to third place. I haven’t seen the times, but combined race time for the Ironman class is over 5 hours for the day!
The race featured so of the long time Tecate icons. Jim Beauchamp passed most of the vets and under 30 class riders on his way to the over 50 win. Grant Palenske was second in the +50 class. With little room to pass there was plenty of shoving and yelling in the early stages of the race. The course was so tight, that there was lots of 1st gear only sections. By the later stages fatigue sat in for many and the field separated out more.