The 2nd round of the West Hare Scramble series took place last weekend in Prescott, Arizona. A large winners purse drew in big names and a lot of local riders showed up at the event. The Rough Rider 100 had one of the largest turnouts for a WHS event so far this year. Course conditions and weather were excellent at the race, making it a close race for the top riders.
Max Gerston raced on his Beta 390RR Race Edition ending up in 5th place. Gerston is now in second place overall for the series and is only 4pts away from 1st place. Mason Ottersberg also competed in the event placing 11th overall aboard his 430RR. Joe Wasson was also at the event, but took a rock to the face right after the start causing an injury that needed stitches and took him out of the race.
Gerston will be competing in the next WHS event on March 17th. For more information on the WHS series go to: westharescramble.com
Ottersberg's next race will be at round 3 of the Big 6 series. For more information about the Big 6 series go to: www.big6racing.com
Wasson's next race will be next weekend at the 2nd round of the Hare and Hound series. For more information about the NHHA go to: nationalhareandhound.com
Max Gerston: "The Rough Rider 100 was an awesome race. In the most stacked field I've ever seen, I ended in 5th. It is not what I wanted, but I definitely learned a lot and look forward to taking that experience to the next race. We either win or learn, and I learned a lot today."
Mason Ottersberg: "This weekends WHS event was one for the books for both myself and Beta USA. After some bad luck in the first two laps of the race, I was able to put my head down and move myself up from 28th to 11th. Between the training program I am on and the Beta 430RR, I have one of the best opportunities to be successful in my career."
Photo by Kato