Lucerne Valley, CA – Factory FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli claimed his sixth win of season at the 10th and final round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series.

Race conditions in Lucerne Valley are notorious for being extremely dry and dusty. With such circumstances, Caselli knew how crucial the start was going to be in order to stay in contention for the series title. “I knew I had to win these last two rounds if I wanted any shot at the championship,” commented Caselli. “It was important to have a good start and stay out of everyone’s dust so I could ride my own race.”

Caselli did just what he planned and was able to get the holeshot to lead the group into the first loop. The first forty-mile loop was split into two twenty-mile segments of technical single track. Caselli came through the pits at the end of the two sections 15 seconds ahead of David Kamo and series point leader David Pearson. Pearson would have to finish third or worse in order for Caselli to claim the championship.

Join us this Saturday near Jericho, Utah as the Sage Riders MC host Round 5 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series near Little Sahara OHV area!

With prime weather conditions in the forecast – highs near 70 degrees – this year’s event will be far different from last year’s snow and mud-fest. The Sage Riders have laid out a total of 120 miles of race course with each loop totaling 60 miles each with one alternate gas pit stop for each loop. Gas trucks will leave the main pit at 10:45am sharp. Please put your race number # on your gas cans. (more info will be provided in the rider’s instructions and at sign-ups)

At this year’s event, both ATV’s and UTV’s are also welcome to participate with the club allowing the ATV’s to race the first loop twice for the A & B classes, to total 120 miles.

Join DIRT INC, the AMA, and the NHHA this weekend near Murphy, Idaho for Round 3 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series!

This weekend will be full of activity in and around Murphy and Nampa, Idaho.  First on Saturday, come sign-up to race and “Meet the Pros” at the Dan Wiebold Ford Dealership in Nampa from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  Get autographed posters and take photos with your favorite off-road racer!  Race sign-ups will be taking place at the same time on Saturday and then out at the race site near Murphy on Sunday morning.

Dan Wiebold Ford is located at the Idaho Center Auto Mall:

5707 East Gate Blvd, Nampa.  Near the corner of I-84 and Garrity Blvd.

GPS Coordinates for the race site/ staging area is:

N 43    06′ 56.8″

W116   31′ 39.6″

3,442 ft. elevation

The bomb-run / start line will be open on Saturday all day and Sunday morning from 8:00am – 10:30am for WALKING only.  No bikes allowed. (more info attached)

Mini race start time 9:00am Sunday morning (race is 1 hour).

Big bikes race start time 11:00am Sunday morning (race is approx 100 miles long).

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Round 2

Round 1

Kendall Norman was a man on a mission at round 9 of the AMA National Hare and Hound series. He launched his Honda CRF450X out to an impressive holeshot and never looked back.

Taking the win Kendall had this to say, “Going into the So-Cal MC National Hare and Hound, I didn’t question my equipment, fitness or talent, instead just hoped for the perfect day. My Honda ran flawless, the pit crew was on point and I had that perfect day leading wire to wire. Thank you to all who believe in me and support the cause.” — Kendall Norman

The course consisted of 3 separate loops. Loop 1 was a 38 mile challenging high speed loop. Loop 2 was a 49 mile section that spread the field out and took the leaders nearly 1 1/2 hours to complete. Loop 3 was a 14 mile technical, demanding, rocky, high steaks sprint to the finish. All totaling up to a 100 mile race for the record books. Congratulations Kendall on a spectacular win!