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Cycle News 2016 Issue 11 March 22

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BURSON BLITZES GORMAN WHS P urvines Racing Beta's Nick Burson dominated the Hungry Valley Hare Scramble, hosted by the Prospectors Motorcycle Club, March 19-20, to become the third different winner this season at the third round of the Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scrambles Regional Championship Series. In doing so, last year's series number three moved into the points lead with five rounds remaining. Reigning series champ Cory Graffunder of the SRT Racing Team chose to ride the Husky FC 450 he'd used to pre-run the San Felipe 250, switching from his usual KTM 300 XC. It obvi- ously worked out as he charged through the pack to claim sec- ond place while Maxxis/FMF/ RPM Racing KTM's Travis Coy was a close third. Off the start at the Quail Canyon MX track, Ryan Kudla pulled the holeshot on his 3 Bros./Pilan.com/Moose KTM 300 XC, but it didn't take too long before Burson took over on his Precision Concepts/Kenda/ Klim-backed 480 RR. And that was the closest anyone got to the eventual winner as he simply took off. "I knew I needed to get out front and just try to get away so no one could key off me and use the dust to my advantage," Burson said. "I rode the first two laps pretty much all-out and then just backed it down and just tried to manage my lead. "It felt good after everything that's been going on to get a win wire to wire." After the first 12-mile lap of the substantially changed course the Prospectors laid out, Bur- son's closest pursuers were Rockstar Energy Husqvarna's IN THE WIND P28 Nick Burson's put in lots of miles at Gorman over the years and won the Hungry Valley Hare Scramble for the second year in a row in convincing fashion.

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