It was an exciting weekend at the first round of the National Hare & Hound Association. Not only that, it was raining, a rare sight in Lucerne Valley. With moisture in the dirt it was looking to be a shakeup with no dust separating the riders. Gary Sutherlin started off with a great jump and in 2nd place off the bomb. "There were 5 of us within 10 seconds of each other on the entire 1st loop. During the second loop Sutherlin made his way to the front and led for 8 miles. "It was really hard to lead and I knew the riders behind we're keying off me so I let Ricky by to try and key off him a bit but we ended up both making a mistake in the rocks, that's when Taylor got by." With epic conditions, a flowy first loop and a technical and rocky 2nd loop, Gary was pleased. "I felt like I had the speed and I should have won, but a little mistake cost me the race and that's just how it goes sometimes. I've had 3 podiums in 3 weekends, now it's time for a win." Sutherlin's next race will be in Primm, NV. for the WORCS series.