Beta’s Max Gerston was crowned the 2017 AMA West Hare Scramble Series champion at the championship finale in Wilseyville, California. 

Gerston entered the final round with a 18 point lead. Finishing in fourth he increased his lead to win the series with a 35 point overall lead.

Gerston won the championship on his Beta 390 RR Race edition while finishing on the podium seven times including one race win. 

“I am so happy to get this title for my family and my team,” told Gerston. “It is the result of a lot of hard work and tough times. 

“I am also excited to get my body healed, so I can be back to 100 per cent for next year.”

He rode injured for three races late in the season with a sixth place with round two being his worst finish.

Gerston will return to the series in 2017 and looks to retain his #1 plate, as well as competing in the EnduroCross and other extreme events.