Arizona Off Road Promotions Holds Hayfield Draw Hare Scramble in Prescott National Forest
Phoenix, AZ (4/8/2014) – Arizona Off Road Promotions held a hare scramble event on Prescott National Forest land between Camp Verde, AZ and Cottonwood Arizona on April 5th. The race was the first of its kind on this land. The 6 mile course utilized a 50 inch wide trail system and it featured elevation changes, whoops, rock sections, washes, bowl turns and natural terrain jumps. Some sections were so tight and technical it was referred to as the Southwest’s version of a GNCC course. Forest rangers were on hand to oversee the event and enjoy the festivities. The entry fee of $65 for sportsmen for 2+ hours of racing ensured that everyone got a lot of bang for their buck.
Nine Pee Wees and minis started the day’s event with a 30 minute race. First through fifth place were separated by only 5 seconds with Gabe Hutchinson taking the overall win from the 80cc ATV class.
Next, 46 big motorcycles from 15 different classes lined up for a 2 hour race. The overall battle was a very close contest. Kyle Kortsen finished 9 laps in 2 hours and 2 minutes, narrowly beating Clayton Hengeveld by 10 seconds; both riders were from the 250cc A class. Colter Van Wagenen took 3rd overall and 1st in the Open A class.
At 11:30am the Big ATV race started with 24 quads on the line from 3 classes. The 6 entries from the pro class took off first with Pro ATV sponsored rider Matt Hancock taking the class and overall victory by completing 9 laps in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Justin Rodgers from
Peoria, AZ took 2nd with GBC Tires / Moose racing sponsored rider Trent Kendall rounding out the podium. AZOP’s excellent pro payback structure awarded Matt Hancock $300 with second place Justin Rodgers taking home $200.
The ATV expert class had an excellent battle for the win. The top 3 riders crossed the finish line after 2 hours of racing separated by only 3 seconds! Tristan Jones worked hard for his victory in this class.
The minis followed the big ATV’s. Six mini bikes and ATV’s took the line for a 1 hour battle. The overall victory went to Deshawn Tallsalt from the 91-300cc class. Nine seconds later Collier Martinez crossed the line for a solid 2nd place overall and first in class.
AZOP offers a fun team race at the end of each round of racing. This time there were 4 teams on the line for a 90 minute battle. The Northland Motorsports team took home the victory.
Full results with lap times were posted to the AZOP website the day after the race and they can be seen here: http://arizonaoffroadpromotions.com/uploads/File/Hayfield%20Draw%20Scrambles.pdf
For more information on the 12 round AZOP racing series please visit http://www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com/