Washington, Ut- 10/6/09: As of October 1st 2009 Off Road Sports llc. has returned control of the AMA Western Hare Scrambles back over to the AMA. ORS LLC. was one year into a 5 year contract to rejuvenate and add life back to the ailing series. The AMA will again have control to issue events under the WHS program.
"It was a difficult decision for me take on the series in the first place but it was a whole different program to manage", said Sean Reddish. "I should have dug deeper into the history of the WHS and why is was not moving forward as a program. Some things were obvious such as how disorganized some events would be and how there were no series cohesion. The other issues was the districts themselves. For a racing system to be worth someone following all over the country there has to be organization from top to bottom, however, that will not be possible since working with 5-10 different clubs/districts makes that difficult at it's best. In 2001, WORCS Racing was developed. WORCS has drawn the manufacturers focus and professional racers over the last ten years. Furthermore, the manufacturers have stated that they do not want to race another program in this economic climate." Sean Reddish- CEO Off-Road Sports
Off Road Sports will still host (1) 2010 AMA Western Hare Scrambles round in Washington next year in conjunction with the AMA WORCS Bike Week. This is not the end of WHS. The WHS program will still live on and continue to be ran by the AMA. All clubs wishing to host an event should contact the AMA directly at www.ama-cycle.org