AMA Hare & Hound: Lucerne Valley Preview

Hare & Hound, Round 1

In just three short days, the California Desert will be littered with happy campers, and Bessemer Mine Road will be lined with traffic eager to witness the start of the NHHA Racing Season.

At this point, the course is marked, and the Desert MC crew is busily preparing for the controlled mayhem that is a desert race. Sign-ups will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and will be open until 4:30 p.m.

They will also be open Sunday morning at 6:45 a.m. and continue until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the race, which is 9:30 a.m. The Pro Autograph signing will take place in the sign-up tent Saturday evening after the closing of sign-ups, between 5 and 6 p.m.

The main pits will be located on Bessemer Mine Road at The Rock Pile, and will be arrowed from Highway 247. All riders must attend the mandatory Riders Meeting prior to the start of the race at the start line.

Three Loop Riders will be required to pass through an alternate gas pit which is located approximately 5-miles North of the main pit area. The mileage at this point in the race will be approx 38 miles into loop two.

Prior to the Loop 2 Finish/Loop 3 Start, a check worker will direct riders to their respective loop. All riders who are going out on the third loop are encouraged to gas up to ensure that they are not left on the course without gas.

A gas truck will be available to transport gas on Sunday morning provided by DMC, but pit crews are also encouraged to send someone to aid in the fueling of their riders. Maps will be available to the alternate gas pit on Sunday morning in the pits. If you are a three loop rider, plan ahead so that your gas situation will be handled prior to your arrival at the start line!

Introducing the NHHA/ Kenda Travel Kash Program

The NHHA in association with Kenda have partnered up to present a rider payback program in which the top 4 finishing Motorcycle Racers with (2) Kenda tires will be eligible for a $50 NHHA/ Kenda Kash Payback.

Anyone and everyone who is running Kenda tires is eligible and has a chance to take home a piece of the NHHA prize. Additionally, the first finishing Quad Racer running (4) Kenda tires will win a $50 NHHA/Kenda Kash Payback. Awards will be given at the finish line by an NHHA official.

Ride in between the banners at the end of the bomb run to be eligible for the HOLE SHOT awards! Nearly 100 prizes are up for grabs at this weekend’s event and here is just a brief rundown of what to expect at Round 1:

B Class Hole Shot – $100 TBT Racing Cert
C Class Hole Shot – $100 TBT Racing Cert
Quad Hole Shot – $100 TBT Racing Cert
1st B class 3-looper – Pair of Alpinestar Tech 8 Boots
1st C class 2-looper – Set of Iron Man Sprockets
1st Quad Class – Fasst Flex Handlebars
1st 60+ – 50% off Fastway coupon
1st Womans A/B – 50% off Fastway Coupon
1st Woman C – 50% off Fastway coupon
1st 250 (overall) – BRP Triple Clamp set-up
MadJack Racing- 4 gallons of Amsoil Motorcycle oil to 4 different riders at the finish.

Totals 14 Awards handed out on the Podium!

"C" Class Certificates (Handed out at Sign Ups!)

ZLT – 30% off Certs
RTT – 25% off Certs
RB Components – 35% off Certs
Fluidyne – 30% off Certs
Fasst Co – $75 off Certs
Dirt Tricks – 50% off Certs
Bullet Proof Designs – $50 off Certs
IMS – 25% off Certs
Works Connection – 30% off Certs

Total of 75 Certs at each round not including the the contingency for the 1st and 2nd place winners in each class that will receive a packet by e-mail from every NHHA sponsor.

This year’s Desert MC Winter Classic is dedicated to the memory of Wes Finkle. The long time Desert MC member was instrumental in helping to build the NHHA, and his countless hours of dedication to the sport of Off Road Motorcycle racing will forever be passed on as Desert MC continues to honor his memory and host their World Class Event.

Come join Desert MC, the NHHA, and District 37 Sunday January 23rd at 9:30am as the banner drops and the battle begins. Who will be the 2011 NHHA Champion? Only time will tell, but it all starts at Round 1 as Kendall Norman prepares to defend his championship and make it two in a row!

For more informationon the NHHA and the 2011 AMA/KENDA National Hare & Hound Championship Series,visit