Jason Raines Clinches AMA Hare Scrambles Title

Jason Raines clinched the AMA National Hare Scrambles title with his overall win at the 10th and final round of the AMA National Hare Scrambles Series, the RockStar Classic in Globe, Arizona, October 21-22.

"I was expecting to see flat desert for miles," Raines admitted of his first desert race with Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association, "but there sure were a lot of rocks! I was surprised on how tight and technical it was."

Raines took the holeshot but was quickly passed by Justin Williamson, another AMA National contender. Raines was able to battle back through the Endurocross-inspired section, gain the lead and maintain it to the finish. Russell Pearson and Jordan Brandt rounded out the top three.

Raines also complimented AMRA and RockStars for putting together a great National-caliber course. The course consisted of eight miles of rough and rocky terrain nestled in a spectator-friendly canyon in the small mining town of Globe. --By Kara Hutchinson

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