Round 2 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare & Hound Championship Series
Michael Allen rides to strong finish at round 1
4 ACES MC, Spangler Hills OHV
Sunday February 12th 2012
The NHHA group along with Desert MC, Rescue 3 and all who were in attendance at Desert MC’s Round 1 race, would like to send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the So Cal MC club mates of Mr. Lance Black. Mr. Black had an accident while racing at Round 1 and it was determined that he had passed instantly. God Bless you Mr. Black and may you Rest in Peace.
Round 2 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series is just a few days away, and the Four Aces MC has laid out over 85 miles of race course. This race will be a 2-loop format. The Four Aces crew is eagerly awaiting the call to drop the banner and get the race underway at 9:00am this coming Sunday morning, in the Spangler Hills OHV area near Ridgecrest, CA. More race info below.
Round 1 Recap:
Round 1 brought it’s first win to the 2011 National Hare and Hound Champ, FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli. Caselli would pick up right where he left off and would lead this race from start to finish for 1st Place Overall; a great way to kick off the new season.
Through the pits after Loop 1 it would be Caselli, Abbott, Pearson, Kamo, Argubright. This would all change during Loop 2 and at the finish line.
Just days after signing a new deal with THR Motorsports, their newest rider David Pearson would bring his green bike to a 2nd Overall finish on the day, after spending just a few short hours on his new ride. Pearson had a good battle with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott and JCR Honda’s David Kamo through the technical terrain.
JCR Honda rider David Kamo would come through the pits in 4th Overall and after a great battle with Abbott on Loop 2, everything changed as Kamo would take the 3rd Place Overall podium spot at the finish line. Kamo and Abbott came into the last check neck-and-neck, both getting their fender cards swiped at the same time with Abbott taking off just 2 seconds ahead of Kamo.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott would have a great start and would make a pass on Pearson early on and tuck in behind the race leader Caselli, as close as possible to make a pass but with the very dusty conditions on race day and no wind, this was close to impossible. Abbott would be 2nd Overall into pit row but would eventually have no rear brakes left during Loop 2. Pearson and Kamo would both eventually catch Abbott. Abbott would come into the finish chute in the 4th Overall spot.
Local resident, Purvines Racing’s Justin Morrow would round out the Top 5 overall on his new Kawasaki bike. The Purvines team has switched from Honda’s to Kawasaki’s for this season. Congrats to Morrow on his 5th Overall finish on the day.
The newest Monster Energy Kawasaki/Purvines rider, Jacob Argubright, would come into pit row in the 5th Overall spot but would later have a crash, causing him to break his collar bone. Argubright has already had surgery to repair the damage and should be able to race his Kawasaki this weekend at Round 2.