"The cold and high winds made it very challenging," said Davis, a local resident of the desert who is no stranger to the desert's extremes. "We were really being blown around but that made the dust a non-factor and made it possible for me to stay right on the tail of the rider I chased for most of the race, Destry Abbott. This race was a whole lot of fun for me."
As the race raged on "ZipTy" moved up and held 3rd for most of the second 40-mile loop. He was eventually overtaken by Abbott and moved back another slot by teammate/protege Sutherlin who passed Davis for 4th place overall on the final charge, just ahead of Bossman Davis in 5th. Sutherlin put in a journeyman's effort on his Husqvarna TC510 and fueled rumblings around the race paddock that "Husky is reclaiming the desert again... and doing it quickly!"
|Results: AMA-FMF National Hare & Hound Series, Round 1
|4th Place||Gary Sutherlin, Husqvarna TC510|
|5th Place||Ty Davis, Husqvarna TC450|
|11th Place||Nick Burson, Husqvarna TC510|
Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC
Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC is part of BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North, Central and South America is located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC returned to off-road racing competition in 2008 and during 2009 Husqvarna will expand its professional race team to compete in AMA GNCC, Endurocross, National Hare & Hound, the AMA Hare Scrambles Series, and WORCS competition. Husqvarna team riders will compete in the premier classes of each series aboard 2009 Husqvarna TXC 450, TXC 510, and WR 300 off-road models.