News AMA West Hare Scrambles: 2011 Schedule

AMA West Hare Scrambles: 2011 Schedule

2011 AMA West Scrambles

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced Tuesday the 2011 schedule for some of the most exciting off-road motorcycle racing in the western United States: the AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series.

The series awards AMA No. 1 plates across a range of age, skill and displacement classes to some of the country’s fastest woods racers.

Joe Bromley (AMA Director of Racing) says: "This is a thrilling series for our youth and adult amateur hare scrambles racers. Along with our counterpart series in the East, this AMA championship includes courses that range from tight woods to open desert."

Bromley added that unlike a series with a national scope, the regional nature of the East and West Hare Scrambles Championships makes them easier for racers to follow all season.

Joe Bromley says: "Racers only have to travel to races in their region. This is much less demanding on their racing budget, but it still provides a diverse selection of terrain and gives our competitors the flavor of competing in a major series."

Hare scrambles are conducted on long, marked-loop courses through woods or desert and over rugged natural terrain. Events feature a designated number of laps or time limit, typically two hours. Competitive riders not only need to be fast, but also physically fit to maintain a race pace for hours.

The youth hare scrambles series runs in conjunction with the adult program. Youth classes typically run on Saturdays, and adult classes run on Sundays, though there may be exceptions.

The initial round of the 2010 AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series kicks off Jan. 1 at the Arizona Cycle Park in Buckeye, Ariz. The series will then travel through California and Oregon before the season finale at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont.

2010 AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series Schedule

Round 1
Jan. 1: Youth
Jan. 2: Amateur
Arizona Cycle Park
Beverly Howard-White
(623) 853-0750, ext. 4
info@arizonacyclepark.com
arizonacyclepark.com
LOC: Buckeye, Ariz.

Round 2
Feb. 19: Youth
Feb. 20: Amateur
Salinas Ramblers
Derrick Morris
(831) 663-0261
picachocreekhs2011@gmail.com
salinasramblersmc.org
LOC: Paicines, Calif.

Round 3
April 2: Youth
April 3: Amateur
SCSCA
Jeff Bauer
(707) 468-4000
jabracing4@aol.com
ama-d36.org/events
LOC: Cow Mountain, Lake Port, Calif.

Round 4
April 16: Youth
April 17: Amateur
Redding Dirt Riders
Karl Hankins
(530) 953-7272
info@reddingdirtriders.com
reddingdirtriders.com
LOC: Chappie-Shasta OHV Area, Shasta Lake, Calif.

Round 5
May 28: Amateur
May 29: Youth
100’s MC
Ryan Sanders
949-584-9395
ryansanders24@hotmail.com
100smc.org
LOC: Red Mountain-Ridgecrest, Calif.

Round 6
June 11: Youth
June 12: Amateur
ETRA Inc.
Toni Bamford
(541) 968-1664
ttbamford@q.com
etra.net
LOC: Elkton, Ore.

Round 7
Aug. 27: Youth
Aug. 28: Amateur
Lone Peak Racing
Jamey Kabisch
(406) 223-0478
jamey@bigskyxc.com
bigskyxc.com
LOC: Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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