Round 9 of the National Hare and Hound series resumed this past weekend in Yerington, Nevada. Heading into the round, Beta USA’s Nick Burson sat 10 points out of the championship lead. Despite a hand injury earlier this year, Burson has continued to let it heal and came into the 9th round healthier.
After a mid-pack start in Nevada, Burson crawled his way forward to ultimately finish 2nd overall. Burson reflects on his finish saying, “All in all a 2nd overall is nothing to frown upon except for the fact that I lost some more points towards the championship. I now sit 15 points down in the championship with 1 round left.” Burson will battle for the NHHA championship at the final round in the Lucerne Valley in a month.
Rounding out the Hare and Hound podium was Axel Pearson who had a lively battle amongst the front runners. Pearson describes the dicing, “About half way, I was side by side with Ricky Brabec, Skyler Howes, and Jacob Argubright but when we got to the end they pulled me and we headed up the first dusty wash pinned! Ivan Ramirez passed me so I grabbed another gear and passed him a few hundred yards later! I then pushed to catch Jacob and Skyler but as I got close I blew a corner in the dust clipping a rock which kicked me good but I saved it and then backed off and settled in 4th!” Ultimately, Pearson made his way into 3rd overall and rounded out the podium putting two Betas on the box.
Justin Morrow put his Beta inside the top 5 while Tallon Taylor took 13th overall, putting four Betas inside the top 15 overall. Round 10 of the series will conclude in the Lucerne Valley of California in roughly a month.
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