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2012 AMA East National Hare Scrambles Kicks Off
AMA East Hare Scrambles Championship heads to Battle Creek, Mich.
The AMA East National Harescramble Championship series makes is headed to Battle Creek, Mich., on April 7 for round three of the series, with ATVs included in this round. The Battle Creek MC Harescramble will run a Saturday format to allow everyone to enjoy Easter Sunday back home with their families.
This race is also part of the local D14 series and promises to be a great time in Southern Michigan. This award-winning track crew has been working overtime to deliver a challenging national level track a little over 9 miles in length. The course will be made up of the club’s awesome MX track, their extreme enduro section, a local favorite, and the woods loops that are a mix of sand and loam. Make sure to thank the track guys for all their effort when you see them.
The mild winter in Michigan has worked to their advantage for this early season race, so the soil and foliage are going to be in unusually great condition. Lucky fans who have been to the first two rounds have been treated to some serious race action and this event should not be a disappointment for those that attend.
The course typically has some fairly tight wood sections that should be great practice for the Westpoint, Tenn., AMA Rekluse National Enduro in the following weeks.
This race will include all the AMA National youth and adult bike classes along with ATV classes. Entry fee will be only $10 gate fee with 11 and under free, $40 amateur and $50 pro entry fee to race. There will be a $3,000 cash purse for the top five overall bike finishes with 1st place going home with a big $1,000 payday. For the quads, they will have a 100% payback for pros.
Food will be available at this permanent facility and plenty of hotels are available in the Battle Creek area. This event is easily accessible, from either I69 or I94 expressways in central, southern Michigan. For those who want to enjoy their time apart from the races, there is plenty to do in the area: http://www.battlecreekvisitors.org.
Racing begins at 8 a.m. and the pro bike race is at 1 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday. Transponder scoring will be used and rentals will be available for anyone who does not have one. For more details, contact Byron Kibby (269) 964-9391 or the clubhouse on the day of event (269) 964-0778.