Local participants Kobe Kelley and Hagen Boyce (third and fourth from right) take the stand after racing in the Jr. Mini division at the National Hare and Hound race in Panaca. Boyce took first, while Kelley finished fourth.

Local participants Kobe Kelley and Hagen Boyce (third and fourth from right) take the stand after racing in the Jr. Mini division at the National Hare and Hound race in Panaca. Boyce took first, while Kelley finished fourth.

The Silver State Trailblazers hosted round 7 of the National Hare and Hound series on Saturday. The event was kicked off Friday night with a spaghetti dinner cooked and served by the Lady Lynx softball team. The fairgrounds building was standing room only with over 400 people attending, and they ran out of spaghetti.

Saturday the mini bike division lined up at 7 a.m., with approximately 70 bikes on the line, they raced hard for one-and-a-half hours. At 8:30 the pee-wee division lined up with 25 bikes on the start line. They raced for 45 minutes.

At 11, the big bikes took to the start line to race a 108-mile course. There were 260 big bikes spread out over four rows. It was a wild start with blinding dust. There were no major injuries this race, except for the usual bruises and sprains.

Nick Burson, Purvines Racing Factory Beta rider, won the race overall. Second overall was Factory Husquvarna rider Jacob Augubright, and third overall was factory KTM rider Gary Sutherlin. Rounding out the top five was Ivan Ramirez, factory KTM, and local favorite Axel Pearson with Purvines Racing Factory Beta.

Off-road legend and local, David Pearson, was the Hare for the race, and he pulled over before the end of the first section to allow riders to catch him.

Other local standouts included Hagen Boyce, who took his fourth win of the season, placing him ninth overall and wrapping up the Jr. Mini championship. Kobe Kelley of Pioche took fourth in the Jr. Mini division, Karson Boyce of Pioche took sixth in the Micro-Mini division, and Wyatt Woodworth took ninth in the Mini division.

The race had a strong turnout. All the motel rooms in the county were sold out. As usual the Silver State Trailblazers are proud to provide opportunities for local youth groups to take advantage of our events and make some much-needed money for their activities. The organization thanks Lincoln County and all the residents for their support of the event as well as the local BLM for being very helpful and supportive during the permitting process.

Next year we are hoping to have another successful event and will continue to reach out to the local groups to provide them opportunity to be part of the event and benefit financially.

To see the results from the entire race day and check other youth and adult finishing times visit: http://www.moto-tally.com/nhha/results.aspx.