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Cycle News Issue 46 November 21, 2017

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IN THE WIND P32 GERSTON CROWNED WHS CHAMP S RT Husqvarna rider Trystan Hart finished the weekend and season strongly, winning the Super EnduroCross Junior Cham- pionship at the AMA EnduroCross finale in Southern California on Saturday night then winning the 10th and final round of the Kenda/ SRT AMA West Hare Scrambles Regional Championship Series— the Wilseyville Hare Scrambles— after an all-night drive to Northern California. It marked his third triumph of the series and put him fifth in final points despite skipping half the rounds due to commit- ments back home in Canada. Grey Area KTM's Devan Bolin and SRT Husqvarna-mounted J.T. Baker rounded out the podium at the Wilseyville Hare Scrambles, hosted by the Nor Cal Motorcycle Club. But fourth-place finisher Max Gerston was the big winner for the season, wrapping up the series title in his first try aboard his FMF Kenda Klim-sponsored Beta 390 RR. Though he had a sizable points lead over defending series champ Nick Burson going into the finale, Beta's Gerston opted to skip the EnduroCross finale and concentrate on wrapping up the title with as good a perfor- mance as he could. At first, Hart didn't look like a potential winner as he lagged be- hind the pack led by local rider Jason Hurst, Clayton Gerstner and Cole Conatser. Burson and Gerston weren't far behind, but Hart, on the other hand, was. "I think I was dead last," Kenda/Motul/O'Neal Racing FX 350-mounted Hart laughed. "It was tough to pass because it was so tight, so the first lap was just following, following, and the only time I got someone was when someone made a mistake so that made it slow." But Hart eventually erased the deficits and worked his way into the lead. Once out front, there was no catching him, though crashing twice on the final lap worried him. "I was lucky to get back up and just keep going," Hart said. "This track really suited my style and it was good. That Devan Bolin guy—he was fast, though, and he definitely kept me honest that last lap." For a self-described "old and out-of-shape guy," Bolin got around the approximately 15-mile course very quickly on his Grey PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK KARIYA Trystan Hart had a busy weekend but it was worth it after winning the Wilseyville Hare Scrambles.

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