Abbott takes third National H&H win at new venue

Former AMA National Hare & Hound champion Destry Abbott has suffered through some bad luck in this year's AMA/FMF Racing National Hare & Hound Series, chalking up two DNFs and a disappointing - for him - fourth.On the other hand, he's also won his share of races, and he picked up victory number three of the season at round six of the series, held in AMA District 38 (Imperial and San Diego Counties), the first time for a National in the area since 1986, according to local moto-historians. That moved him up to third in series points (after throwing out his two worst results) as they break for summer, though he's still more than a race's worth of points behind series leader and fellow Team Green star David Pearson, runner-up on the day.Russell Pearson crossed the finish line third on his Montclair Yamaha YZ450F, but he was later disqualified for allegedly risking the safety of officials at the finish with reckless riding. He planned to appeal that decision, meaning the race's results will remain unofficial until that's decided.Pending the outcome of the appeal, third would go to local fast guy Aaron Tuck on his Precision Concepts XR650R in his first race back since breaking a collarbone at the SCORE San Felipe 250 just over two months before. Team Green's Brian Brown will be listed as fourth overall for the time being with KTM's Joey Lanza rounding out the top five.