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Cycle News Issue 23 June 13, 2017

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IN THE WIND P32 ROBERT WINS X12 VIRGIN GROUND HARE & HOUND U tah apparently agrees with FMF KTM Factory Off-road Racing Team desert star Taylor Robert. With back-to-back rounds of the Kenda/ SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series going there for both rounds five and six, Robert walked away the winner of both with his latest triumph X12 Virgin Ground Hare & Hound, hosted by the Buz- zards Motorcycle Club, in Plymouth, Utah, June 11. Purvines DA8 Racing Yamaha's Gary Sutherlin finished second to increase his series points lead, while Tuffy Pearson made his first National start in four years a memorable one, leading early and eventually taking third. Held entirely on a private ranch, the race was truly run over virgin terrain. With much of the lower por- tion run on un-mowed fields with tall grass, it led to many of the faster racers riding blind with more than a few hitting unseen obstacles at speed, though when the second and third loops headed into the hills to the west, they found trails freshly cut through sage, faster rocky roads and several challenging climbs and descents—fun stuff. The start was unlike most Hare & Hounds, being run in a flat, expan- sive grass-covered field. Rockstar Nick Tolman heads to high ground en route to winning the FMF Pro 250 division for the first time.

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