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Max Gerston wraps up 2019 West Hare Scramble Championship at season finale

A third place finish at the final round sees Max Gerston wrap-up the 2019 AMA West Hare Scramble Championship on a succesful weekend in Wilseyville.


Max Gerston sealed the 2019 West Hare Scramble Championship on a successful weekend for Beta at the final round in Wilseyville, California. Finishing in third place on the day meant Gerston took home his second West Hare Scramble title after a series long battle with his Beta USA teammate Joe Wasson. 

As the starter’s shotgun went off it was Joe Wasson, who grabbed the holeshot with the third Beta USA rider, Zane Roberts right on his heels – Roberts stepped up to the Open Pro class for this last round having sealed the Pro 250 class title a round early. They maintained their positions through the first lap with Deval Bolin coming along in third and Gerston in fourth. 

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Champion elect Gerston, made the move into third during the second lap and held it for the remaining three laps, which was enough for him to clinch the title on his birthday, what a way to celebrate.

“The final round of the Western Hare Scramble series was great.” Explained Gerston. “I basically just needed to finish to wrap up the title. With the intense conditions, crazy silty dust, and a technical course, I just wanted to have a good clean solid race. 

“I worked my way up to third after a mediocre start and stayed there the whole race. My goal was to just finish strong and not get greedy for a win. I am stoked to regain the WHS title for myself and the team!"

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The Beta duo of Wasson and Roberts didn’t swap their positions during the race crossing the finish line first and second respectively: “I had a blast this weekend in Wilseyville for the final round of the Hare Scrambles. I finally got to race Open Pro this weekend after wrapping up the 250 Pro championship at the previous round and was pleased to come home with a second place in a Beta sweep of the podium!” added Roberts.

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Womens Pro title for Sharon Mowell 

After a dead last start Sharon Mowell worked herself to the top spot of the podium bagging the Women Pro Championship in the process, McKenna Cheff and Heather Salaices completed the podium. 

Sharon’s sister, Heather Mowell, finished third in the Women A class bringing home that championship title in the process. 

The last round also decided titles for many classes including Brett Sage clinching the Open A, Chase Jeffers the Vet A, Jason Huggins the Senior B and Wyatt Higgins the 200 C.

Youth classes raced on Saturday with Katin Lessing grabbing the Pee Wee championship, Lowe Lord the Micro Mini, Elizabeth Edwards the Jr. Mini, Jade Schaad the Jr. Girls, Harley Jeffries the Mini and Seth Sadorra the Big Wheel. 

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2019 Wilseyville Hare Scramble top 10:

  1. Joe Wasson, 5 laps, 2:52:45
  2. Zane Roberts, 5 laps, 2:56:48
  3. Max Gerston, 5 laps, 3:01:08
  4. Justin Bonita, 5 laps, 3:05:14
  5. Mike Aranda, 5 laps, 3:06:13
  6. Joel Tonsgard, 5 laps, 3:09:24
  7. Jaden Dahners, 5 laps, 3:10:17
  8. Ryan Turner, 5 laps, 3:13:25
  9. Lochlan Campbell, 5 laps, 3:13:33
  10. Michael Oliveira, 5 laps, 3:13:52

2019 West Hare Scramble Championship final standings:

  1. Max Gerston, 206 points
  2. Joseph Wasson, 199
  3. Zane Roberts, 127
  4. Dillon Sheppard, 70
  5. Devan Bolin, 64
  6. Justin Bonita, 63
  7. Kyle Kerling, 52
  8. Clayton Gerstner, 49
  9. Ryan Turner, 49
  10. Jeff Brownlee, 41


More information: NationalHareandHound.com 

Photo Credit: Mark Kariya 
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