Results, recap and images of the Tecate Hare Scrambles.
1st (Pro) Ivan Ramirez KTM
2nd (Pro) Bobby Garrison KAW
3rd (Pro) Gary Sutherlin YAM
4th (Pro) Brandon Prieto HON
5th (Ironman) Justin Morgan YAM
6th Pro) Rowan Trefz YAM
7th (A <30) Eric Yorba KTM
8th (A 40+) Ty Davis YAM
9th (A <30) Noah Kepples HUS
10th (A 40+) Revelle Harrison HUS
11th (Ironman) Larry Roeseler KAW
· The Los Ancianos MC continues their long standing tradition of a tough but fun race course with lots of new, tight single track trails.
· The morning race was 11 miles, afternoon race 22 miles.
· Over 200 entries from as far away as Michigan, Hawaii and Australia
· Dry but otherwise perfect race conditions.
· Ivan Ramirez from Mexico riding a Red-Bull, FMF/KTM/SIDI/EKS/InRamirez sponsored KTM pulled a big gap to win the DP Racing/Desmond McDonald $300 HoleShot Award.
· Ivan has participated in many Los Ancianos race events and finally also scored the overall win.
· Ivan led the entire race but was constantly hounded by Bobby Garrison as the gap between them was never more than 15 seconds.
· Gary Sutherlin in third followed very closely behind and finished a short one minute behind the two front runners.
· Because Ivan looked so fresh at the end of the race it was suggested that he should do another 22 mile lap but he laughingly said “no way, that was enough!”
· Bobby Garrison sported knuckles with big cuts and bruises, a testament to the importance of good hand guards and how hard he was pushing.
· For winning, Ivan received the $1,000 MalcolmSmith/KTM Pro Challenge Award.
· All three riders commented on how well the course was marked and how tight and technical it was which made it all the more fun. Gary Sutherlin commented that it was one of the hardest but funnest races he has done in a long time.
· The Ironman class enjoyed nearly triples the entries from last year as these riders pushed their bodies and bikes through both the morning and afternoon races.
· Justin Morgan, on a screaming Yamaha 125, spanked the Ironman class. Larry Roeseler used all his skills to keep Morgan in sight but the new generation was just too strong.
· Justin finished 5th overall, even with a one minute starting gap.
· As they finished, each rider enjoyed a hot towel and a cold beer to celebrate their accomplishment and a very fun time in Mexico.
· Thank you to the Los Ancianos members, volunteers and Mexican ranchers for making this such a special event.
Words: Bill Berroth / Pictures by Scott Penwarden/Los Ancianos MC