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from ... Paul Whibley

With the cancellation of Round five of the GNCC series at Loretta Lyn’s in Tennessee due to flooding, a lot of riders looked elsewhere for their racing fix for the weekend.

The Virginia Hare scramble Series upped their pay-out to attract some riders to their Martinsville event. Entries came from far and wide with riders from the GNCC, OMA, National Enduro and Eastern Hare Scramble series.

I got a good start but got bounced around as we drove straight into the woods off the line, settling in about 6th. I followed my teammate Thad Duvall and we made some passes where possible and moved up toward the front. Thad got into 2nd and latched onto enduro rider and local favourite Brad Bakken.

It took me too long to make my move into third and I lost contact with the lead duo. I settled into a good pace and tried to ride smooth and mistake free in the tight, rocky in places trail. Another Enduro rider, Nick Fahringer was not too far behind me and
he had pressure from visiting Yamaha Australia rider Chris Hollis.

The track was fairly long, coming in at about 15 miles in length we only needed 3 laps to make the two hour event. Thad
wasn’t able to make a move on Brad over the last lap and I was not able to make any time on the leaders so the order at the front remained the same at the front. Chris Hollis would eventually put his Yamaha in front of Nick Fahringer before the race was done.

1st: Brad Brakken - 2nd: Thad Duvall - 3rd: Paul Whibley


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