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Jake Argubright Crowned at Anza National Hare Scrambles
Jacob Argubright and team celebrate his AMA National Championship. Photo by Mark Kariya
Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright was able to clinch the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship at the penultimate round of the series this weekend. Argubright finished on the podium at round 8 at The Ranch in Anza, California, earning the handful of points needed to earn him the West Hare Scrambles number one plate for 2014!
Argubright started the race with the holeshot and an early lead. He opened up a gap on his FC 450 in the first lap, but his lead was short-lived due to some unorthodox conditions. An apparent dispute over land-use and the layout of the course caused the race to be halted during the second lap. Racers went on to do a staggered re-start later in the day, where they completed the race on an abbreviated course. Despite the circumstance, Jacob was able to ride to a strong third-place finish enough to claim his career-first national number-one plate.
“I’m really happy I got a championship for Husky,” Jacob said. “Along with getting the first win for the new Husqvarna in the US, bringing home the 2014 championship makes it even better. This season has definitely had its ups and downs but I’d like to thank all my sponsors for their support; it all paid off in the end!”