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Cycle News 2017 Issue16 April 25

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IN THE WIND P46 TOTALLY TREMAINE AT HONEY LAKE WEST HARE SCRAMBLE F MF/Maxxis/RPM Racing KTM's Ty Tremaine may be one of the top off-road racers in the country, but he's just like most moto-enthusiasts and come Saturday nights, he's usually glued to a television set somewhere watching the Mon- ster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. It was no different this past Saturday night and he was among tens of thousands of viewers who watched Eli Tomac destroy the field by coming from outside the top 10 off the start and ending up passing everyone to win by more than six seconds over current SX champ Ryan Dungey. Unlike most who watched Tomac's astounding ride in Salt Lake City, however, Tremaine channeled that inspiration into a winning ride of his own the next day, becoming the fifth different winner at the Honey Lake Hare Scramble by Cross Country Promotions, LLC, at the Honey Lake Motocross Park, round five of the Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scramble Regional Cham- pionship Series. (The race also served as round eight of both the AMA District 36 SRT Cham- pionship Cross-country Series, Presented by Works Connec- tion, and the AMA D-36 Motion Pro Championship Youth Cross- country Series, Presented by Racer Decal.) Except for a short stint when defending series champ Nick Burson got around him, Tre- maine and his CMS/Motorex/ Klim-backed 350 XC-F owned the race, besting runner-up Max Gerston by two minutes and 15 seconds with Burson hanging on for third, 3:49 farther back. "I think I was first around the first turn," Tremaine said. "Nick got around me right there real quick. Going down the first wash, I was able to get [back] around him and then after that, I just kind of set my sights forward and charged hard. "Watching Eli Tomac come from 15th to a dominant win, it was incredible!" Tremaine ex- claimed. "He's got the mindset of a champion and that's where I want to be so I just gave it my all, start to finish." Beta's Gerston podiumed for Ty Tremaine got the holeshot and led almost the entire race, becoming the fifth different winner through the first five rounds of the AMA WHS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK KARIYA

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