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Cycle News 2015 Issue 34 August 25

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BURSON WINS MULEY RUN HARE & HOUND P urvines Racing Beta's Nick Burson came back from the summer break to dominate the Silver State Trailblazers' Fourth Annual Muley Run, presented by Purvines Racing, aboard his Precision Concepts/Motul/ Klim-backed 498 RR. After being first to the bomb, he led all three loops at round seven of the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Champion- ship Series for his first series win since round three last year. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna's Jacob Argubright and FMF KTM Factory Off-road Racing support rider Gary Sutherlin rounded out the top three in the next-to-last round of the series. "Every out-of-state round, the start is everything," Burson observed. "If you watch, there's not any passing after we sort ourselves out, of the top guys; there's no passing. "It's a 100-mile race, but I think it comes down to the first two miles, really." Blais Racing Services KTM's Skyler Howes actually led the charge to the bomb, which was at the top of a small, powdery hill, but Burson kept his bike pinned to steal the lead. From that point on, he stayed out front, his only challenge coming at the end of the first loop when he missed a turn into the Lincoln County Fairgrounds pit area. "I turned around and got my bike stuck under the fence and was freaking out!" he related. "I had a 40-second lead, then Jake came up to me, passed me, but then he didn't know where to go so I got him back." Argubright was third at the bomb aboard his Bel-Ray/FMF/ Moose Racing FC 450, pass- ing Howes before the alternate gas but unable to mount a real charge for the lead: "I stayed close enough for a little bit, but I kept making a lot of mistakes. I crashed about five times in one mile! After that, I was pretty beat; I was just out of energy." Unlike the others, Sutherlin had to recover from a somewhat bad start on his Dunlop/Mo- torex/DA8 Training 450 XC-F. "I pretty much just went nuts [in the wash right after the bomb]," he said. "Right off the bat in the first little wash I passed three or four guys. I got on Ivan [Ramirez] and battled him for a second and knew I had to make my move and get away from him and I did. Once I got around him, I was in a bunch of dust IN THE WIND P26 After stealing the holeshot, Nick Burson stayed comfortably out front for the rest of the race for his first H&H win since round three last year.

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