That’s right! I went back to my desert racing roots and attended round two of the AMA National Hare & Hound series in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The course was laid out near the White Sands National Monument and it provided all the racers with a fast, sandy, whooped out, dust-filled 110 miles. The Pro’s did three loops, one-40 mile loop and the last two were the same 36 miles done twice. Usually there is a long bomb run that racers can pre-run just before the banner drop, but for round two racers were only allowed to walk the bomb, which was only about 200 feet in length. With Taylor Robert having internal injuries suffered at King Of The Motos last week, he was not able to make this round in Alamogordo. Desert racing is the backbone of our sport. If you think about it most consumers ride OHV areas and not a closed course motocross track. The people that attend these off-road racing events are the most down to earth and helpful humans you will ever meet. Unlike motocross where people will most likely keep to themselves, the off-road crowd will come up and strike a conversation and tell you ‘if you need anything, don’t hesitate to let us know”. I wanted to shed some light on some of the top racers and give you all a quick rundown of some of the things I viewed and heard from some of the top riders of the series.