Round 9 of the Kenda West Hare Scramble Series took place last weekend in Truckee, California. This high altitude race was dry and dusty with perfect temperatures throughout the day. The course was riddled with rocks and technical sections, but also contained wide open and tight woods sections.
Max Gerston was racing while still trying to recover from his injuries related to a crash during a practice session. Gerston managed to pull off a 2nd place finish, only six seconds behind 1st place. Max's finish demonstrates his determination to win the series, while overcoming pain and the brutal conditions of racing.
The last round of of the W.H.S. Series will be held in Wilseyville, California on November 18th. For more information on the series go to: westharescramble.com
Max Gerston: "The Donner Hare Scramble was insanely dusty and the course was rocky and technical. I was able to get out in the lead about halfway through the first lap and was in pain but able to go on for a second
JORDAN ASHBURN FINISHES 10TH IN ROUND 12 OF THE GNCC SERIES
Jordan Ashburn placed 10th in the 12th round of the GNCC Series. The event took place last weekend in St. Clairville, Ohio. The conditions were a little wet with some sections containing standing water and mud.
Ashburn was up front battling for the lead for a while until he landed in a mud pit that threw him off his Beta 300 RR 2-Stroke. The crash caused Ashburn to fly head-over-heels into the mud, while the mud created a suction that trapped the bike. After some help from a few spectators, Jordan was able to get the bike out of the mud-pit and upright. Ashburn fought his way through the rest of the race finishing in the top 10.
Jordan is in 10th place in the overall points standings for the series, with only one race to go he is one point away from a 9th place finish for the 2017 series.
The last round of the GNCC Series will take place on October 28th in Crawfordsville, Indiana. For more information on the series go to: gnccracing.com
Jordan Ashburn: "I was really excited going into the weekend seeing that there was no dust in sight. I got a great start and was challenging for the lead for the first couple laps. I found myself in a great position until I reached the creek jump. I miscalculated by jumping just a bit too far to the left causing my front wheel to disappear as I landed in the mud. I struggled to get my bike out losing 5 mins or so. I was able to get out finally riding with some really
sore legs from going over the bars. It was a frustrating weekend knowing I had the speed to possibly win the race. We will push for a strong finish in the last round!"
Photo by Kato