|Burson and Tanke Win!|
For Immediate Release
Paso Robles, California
Purvines/Beta supported racer Nick Burson won round six of the AMA National West Coast Hare Scrambles championship held this last weekend in Johnson Valley, California. Burson raced his Collin Woolsey-prepped Beta 480 RR Race Edition to a convincing win extending his points lead in the championship.
Nick Burson describes his race, "Round 6 of the western hare scrambles was held in Lucerne valley and put on by the Vikings MC. I was really looking forward to this event being in the dry, dusty, rocky desert. After getting through all the tree rounds I was leading the points coming into this round and was ready to extend my points lead. When the flag dropped I got a great jump and was heading into the first turn in the lead but I knew it would be slippery so I braked early and got passed by Nicolas Garvin however he couldn't stop for the corner and I snuck back up the inside and took the lead. The whole first lap I was trying to get in my groove and struggled a little bit and had one crash in a sand wash. I came into pit after lap two and had a 45 second lead. From here I put my head down and pushed to the finish. Three laps later I finally got the checkered flag and took home my 2nd win of the year in this series. I extended my points lead to 36 points and with two rounds left. I'm really happy with how the day went and looking forward to the next one!"
The Beta Factory team was busy in South Dakota for round two of the Endurocross series. Beta racer Morgan Tanke came away from the race with her first win of the 2016 season aboard her factory Beta Xtrainer. The young racer from Riverside, California took the lead towards the end of the race and never looked back. Tanke sits second in the points just two points down.
"Sioux falls definitely didn't disappoint. I was able to grab my first win of the season and I couldn't be happier! I was running in second with about 2 laps to go when I made the pass for the lead, I kept it smooth and steady until the end. Heading into the last obstacle (the firewood pit) I knew I had to stay focused and keep it on 2 wheels! I'm hungry for more coming into round 3 in Salt Lake City!" Tanke explains.
Factory team rider's Max Gerston and Kyle Redmond had unusual off nights at the event with Gerston finishing the night in ninth and Redmond failing to qualify for the main. Youngster Ty Cullins finished 10th for the evening.
The factory Endurocross team continues this weekend in Salt Lake City Utah while the GNCC team of Tegan Temple and newly-signed racer Nick Davis compete in New York at Round 10 of the series held at the beautiful Unadilla raceway.
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