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Cycle News Issue 42 October 24, 2017

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SUTHERLIN CLINCHES HARE & HOUND TITLE P urvines DA8 Racing Yama- ha's Gary Sutherlin wrapped up the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series one round early, riding to a convincing victory at round eight of the nine-race series, the 50th Annual Johnson Valley Championship hosted by the 100s Motorcycle Club, October 22. Leading almost from the start, the recently crowned WORCS champ added the desert title to his résumé with a masterful ride over runner-up Taylor Robert— the FMF KTM Factory Off-road Racing Team ace's win streak stopped at three—and third-place Nick Burson. With Axel Pearson finishing fourth, that made three of the top-four finishers Purvines DA8 Racing riders. Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) Honda's Ricky Brabec, the defending se- ries champ, suffered a poor start and later DNFed with a reported bike issue. "Just trying to go out and get points plays head games on you," Sutherlin pointed out. "I went out and just was like, 'You know what? I'm going to win it and get it off my back and maybe even race the last EnduroCross or doing something [else] fun. IN THE WIND P32 After clinching the WORCS title the week before, Gray Sutherlin nabbed the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship by dominating round eight. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK KARIYA

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