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Cycle News 2015 Issue 20 May 19

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IN THE WIND P42 BURSON BAGS ANOTHER P urvines Racing Beta's Nick Burson kicked off the second half of the Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series by dominating the Silver State Trail Blazers' Sawmill Run presented by Purvines Racing, round five of the eight-race tour. It marked his second win of the season—the first rider to achieve that distinction—but SRT Off-road KTM's Cory Graffunder held on to the series points lead thanks to his runner-up finish. Unofficially, Graffunder now has 122 while Burson's 30-point haul moves him into second with 111. FMF/Maxxis/RPM Racing KTM's Travis Coy finished the day third, dropping to third in points with 105. Race day included five separate races, starting with a 30-minute Pee Wee competition and ending with the two-and-a- half-hour main event for Pros, A's and B's. The Silver State Trail Blazers came up with a course nearly 15 miles long that in- cluded a good mix of challenges for the final, with a desert feel. However, rain and even snow in the weeks leading up to the race made for conditions that, for the most part, were far less dusty and desert-y than one might nor- mally expect. When the green flag waved, Alex Dorsey sprinted down the short start straight and into the lead aboard his Six Five O Rac- ing KTM, though he wasn't able to hold off the hard-charging Graffunder. "I passed for the lead in one of the first sand washes; I was trying to check out as much as I could," TBT Racing/Kenda KTM 300 XC- mounted Graffunder shared. "By the end of the first lap, I could see Burson behind me. I Nick Burson leads a group of lapped riders into the finish in his second victory of the season to date which vaulted him past Travis Coy, who was third on the day, to second in points.

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