Join DIRT INC, the AMA, and the NHHA this weekend near Murphy, Idaho for Round 3 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series! – News Release
This weekend will be full of activity in and around Murphy and Nampa, Idaho. First on Saturday, come sign-up to race and “Meet the Pros” at the Dan Wiebold Ford Dealership in Nampa from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Get autographed posters and take photos with your favorite off-road racer! Race sign-ups will be taking place at the same time on Saturday and then out at the race site near Murphy on Sunday morning.
Dan Wiebold Ford is located at the Idaho Center Auto Mall:
5707 East Gate Blvd, Nampa. Near the corner of I-84 and Garrity Blvd.
GPS Coordinates for the race site/ staging area is:
N 43 06′ 56.8″
W116 31′ 39.6″
3,442 ft. elevation
The bomb-run / start line will be open on Saturday all day and Sunday morning from 8:00am – 10:30am for WALKING only. No bikes allowed. (more info attached)
Mini race start time 9:00am Sunday morning (race is 1 hour).
Big bikes race start time 11:00am Sunday morning (race is approx 100 miles long).
There will be a Pro Purse give-away for the Pro riders at Round 3 as follows:
1st place $750
2nd place $500
3rd place $350
4th place $250
5th place $150
Edge Performance out of Ontario is sponsoring the Hare this year and will give an extra $500 to whomever catches the Hare!
After two rounds so far this season, FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli is defending his #1 Championship Title from last season and leads the points chase by 10 points ahead of THR Motorsports’ David Pearson. Pearson finished in the #2 spot last season and is vying for #1. Pearson is 11 points ahead of Monster Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott after two rounds, followed by Purvines Racing’s Justin Morrow who is only 7 points shy of Abbott. In the 5th overall spot so far for this season is THR’s newest rider, Nick Burson. Burson had his best finish at Round 2 and was 4th overall at the finish line on his new Kawasaki. Burson and Morrow are only 4 points apart going into Round 3.
Come on out and sign up to race! There are classes for every skill level and some age group classes as well. And if not, come on out and cheer on your favorite racer.
There are many heated battles already going in many of the other classes in this series. In the Women’s class, Nicole Bradford has won the first two rounds over the #1 plate holder of 2011, Blais Racing Service’s Shayla Fulfer. Colorado native Bradford, has shown her skills in this series and leads the points battle over Fulfer by 35 points. Fulfer suffered a crash and a DNF at Round 1 and is currently tied for second place with 3 Brothers Racing’s Kelly Barbosa.
In the Open A Class, there is a 1-point separation between Utah rider Brady Elton and Southern California’s Max Eddy Jr. We’ll see what happens with these two riders at Round 3. In the 3rd place spot going into Round 3, is 3 Brothers Racing’s Ryan Kudla who follows Eddy by 8 points.
Some changes have occurred in the Vet 30+ A Class as Wilsons Motorcycles rider Morgan Crawford has recently turned 30 years old and is leading the class by 9 points over last year’s Vet Champion, Dan Capparelli. Crawford has had a first and second place finish while Capparelli has had a second and third place finish. Ryan Liebelt from northern California currently sits in the 3rd place spot, 15 points behind Capparelli.
In the 250 A class, Axel Pearson (cousin of David Pearson), is currently sitting in the #1 spot and is leading the points chase over Fasst Co’s Skyler Howes. Pearson won his class at Round 2 and is leading Howes by 11 points, followed by Purvines Racing’s Jason Trubey. Trubey is scheduled to race all the rounds this year for Purvines Racing and it’s great to see this desert veteran back in this series.
Cordis Brooks leads the charge in the 200 A class, Paul Shafer leads Mark Weirich by 12 points in the Senior 40+ A class, while Mike Korenwinder leads over last years 50+ A Class Champ, Mike Whitcomb. Frank Brewer currently leads the 60+ Masters Class over Don Christie by 17 points.
There are several B (Intermediate) and C (Novice) classes as well, where each rider works their hardest at each event to cross the finish line in first place and who all have a shot at some awesome holeshot prizes.
HOLESHOT awards for Round 3 from some of our great sponsors:
The holeshot winner of the “B” row will receive a pair of Flexx Handlebars from Fasst Company valued at $350.
The holeshot winner of the “C” row will receive a pair of Tech 8 Alpinestars Boots valued at $500.
VP RACE FUEL
The first local “A” rider will receive a 5-gallon can of VP Race Fuel valued at $80.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC
Each and every racer will receive a $10 gift card just for entering the race. These will be mailed out after the race results are posted.
Travis “Tuner” Flateau from TBT Racing Suspension will be on pit row all weekend for all of your suspension and motor work needs. Look for his box-van on pit row.
There will be many contingency give-aways, coupons, and some items tossed out from the podium. We’d like to thank all of our awesome off-road series sponsors:
KENDA, FMF, Purvines Racing, GPR, Bullet Proof Designs, TBT Suspension, Alpinestars, BRP, Dirt Tricks, Fasst Co, Fastway/PMB, FPS Racing, IMS, Leatt, No Toil, RB Components, Rekluse, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, Works Connection and ZLT! Also, contingencies from KTM and Honda.
See you in Nampa on Saturday at Dan Wiebold Ford for the festivities and then out to Murphy on Sunday morning. The banner drops at 11:00am!
Round 3 Information