KTM’s Ivan Ramirez got his season off to a perfect start with victory at the opening round of the West Hare Scramble series.

In less than perfect conditions, Ramirez took home the win at Prairie City to put him on a good footing heading into the defence of his AMA National Hare and Hound Championship, which begins next weekend.

Taking time out from his SuperEnduro commitments, Kevin Rookstool was at home in the elements to finish as runner-up.

Steven Godman completed the top three.