RAMIREZ WINS THE SAWMILL CANYON 100 HARE & HOUND
Caliente, NV – Factory FMF/KTM rider Ivan Ramirez took his second win in a row at the Sawmill Canyon 100 to inch closer to the championship point leader at the seventh round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series.
Temperatures were in the low 80’s and made for a perfect day of riding. The bomb run was unusually long at nearly 3 ½ miles in total length. Luckily, Ramirez had a great jump off the line and pulled the holeshot. He led the entire bomb run and had about a 10 second lead as they started the first of the two 40 mile loops.
The first loop was fast-paced and consisted mainly of grated fire roads. Ramirez was able to pull ahead to a 30 second lead before the first gas and the start of the more technical second loop.
The more challenging loop allowed him to showcase his skill and pull to a 2 minute lead. He rode a mistake-free race to finish over 2 minutes ahead of the next closest competitor to earn his third win of the season.
“I had a lot of fun out here today and am excited with my finish,” stated Ramirez. “I am so happy to finish on the top step of the podium the last two races and hope to continue to finish here for the remaining rounds.”
With three rounds remaining, Ramirez sits 3rd in the overall point standings just 10 points shy of the lead.
Next Event: Round 8 – Panaca, NV – August 23, 2014
Overall Results –
1. Ivan Ramirez – KTM
2. Ricky Brabec
3. Nick Burson
4. Jacob Argubright
5. Axel Pearson
6. Brandon Prieto – KTM
7. Skyler Howes – KTM
8. Tallon Taylor
9. Steve Kirk
10. Morgan Crawford – KTM
Overall Point Standings –
1. Nick Burson – 165
2. Ricky Brabec – 163
3. Ivan Ramirez – 155