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Cycle News 2016 Issue 19 May 17

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IN THE WIND P32 ARGUBRIGHT'S TURN AT JERICHO NATIONAL H&H "I t's kind of a repeat with a little bit better result," Jacob Argubright replied when asked if winning the Sage Riders Nation- al Hare & Hound—round three of the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series and hosted by the Sage Riders Motorcycle Club—made up for leading most of round two last month, only to drown his bike a couple miles from the finish. In nearly perfect conditions at the Little Sahara Recreation Area, thanks to some overnight rain and lingering clouds, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-road Team desert racer battled with Johnny Campbell Racing Honda's Ricky Brabec for most of the three- loop, 86-mile race; 2014 series champ Brabec doing most of the leading until he got lost at the start of the last loop. That gave Argubright the chance to close in and then pass the current series points leader, and for the rest of the loop, they went back and forth. "It kind of gave me a new [lease on] life, seeing him [right in front of me]," Bel-Ray/Motion Pro/Fly Racing FC 450-mount- ed Argubright said. "After that, we just battled, like back and forth. It was easier to follow. We had some good passes, but it was all clean—it was awesome!" After one final pass, Argu- bright managed to build enough of a gap to ensure his first vic- tory of the season, though it was painful due to a tendon injury in his hand he'd suffered the week before at the Virginia City Grand Prix. "My hand was killing me! I really need to work on it be- cause towards the end I was just spent," he admitted. "The first two loops were really good," Brabec acknowl- edged, the Lucas Oil/Pro Circuit/Arai CRF450X rider continuing, "I was riding good; I thought for sure I had it wrapped Denied the win last month when he drowned his bike just a couple miles from the finish, Jacob Argubright turned the tables on former series champ Ricky Brabec by taking control late in the race after a great duel.

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