Purvine's Racing / Beta Podiums at Round 5 of H&H02.05.2013
Purvine's Racing / Beta Podiums at Round 5 of H&H
Round 5 of the AMA National Hare and Hound got underway this past weekend in Johnson Valley, Ca. hosted by the Vikings MC. The local forecast showed temps surpassing 95 degrees and the Purvines team was up for the challenge with Nick Burson finishing 3rd overall on his Beta 498 RR and Dan Capparelli finishing 2nd in the Vet A class and a solid 7th overall putting two Beta's in the top 10.
Nick describes his race, "When I got to the end of the bomb I was 3rd but made a bad line choice and ended up 4th once we got to the marked trail. It was Paul Krause who had gotten by me and had an awesome start himself. I could see the 2 KTM riders starting to pull away up front and knew I needed to get around Paul quickly to be able to stay within striking distance of the lead pack. Well I did something I normally don't do and now I remember why I don't do it. I hung it out in the dust trying to make the pass and hit a big washout I never saw. It pitched me up sideways and I was sent cart wheeling through the desert. Luckily for me I was not hurt and back on my bike in no time only to lose one position to Jacob Argubright. My bike was a little beat up but not too bad so I took off charging again. I made the pass on Krause not too long after that and then set my sights on Jake. I wasn't really making up any ground on him and was just pretty much pacing him about 30 seconds back. The last loop was the best one for me all day and I just rode really smooth and consistent and came into the finish pretty far back from the two in front of me but my 3rd overall was good to earn more points the series. All in all it was a good day. The result is where I want and know I belong which is on the podium. But the crashes were not good. I know you can't take too many crashes like that and I'm thankful to walk away with only some scrapes and sore muscles. I have to thank my whole team Purvines racing for getting me in and out of the pits with what I needed in a quick fashion. I do believe my newest sponsor 6D helmets played a huge part in why I was able to keep charging all day even though I had some big get offs and hit my head but with their new helmet technology it kept me safe and able to keep going. I'll see everyone at round 6 this weekend in Jericho Utah! Thanks to everyone who makes it possible!!