Nate Kanney's last-minute decision to race round 3 of the AMA Eastern Hare Scramble Series turned out to be a great one. Deciding to race only the evening before, Kanney quickly packed up his gear and made the short four hour trek from his home base to Elkland, PA, neglecting to even put a fresh Michelin tire on the back of his bike.
Kanney's race started out perfectly as he pulled a great holeshot. "I was in the lead going through the first turn, and then all of a sudden I high-sided. There were 36 racers in the pro class and they all passed me," says Kanney. Rather than second guessing his decision to race on an off-weekend, Kanney put his head down and began to charge. "It was really chaotic trying to come through all 35 of the pros, especially considering the extremely dusty conditions. It was very intense for a while, there were guys everywhere."
After passing reigning AMA National Hare Scramble Champion, Jason Raines, Kanney never looked back. "It was pretty good racing in the woods, but the field sections were terribly dusty. I could hardly see five feet in front of me at times," recalls a victorious Kanney. "With the temperature pushing 90°, it was a good, tough race."
Kanney will return to racing this coming weekend at round 8 of the 2008 GNCC Series at the Yadkin Valley Stomp in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
1. Nate Kanney
2. Jason Raines
3. Glenn Kearney
4. Jerod Stoner
5. Andrew Delong
9. Heath Voss
Sunday, June 22nd
Yadkinville, North Carolina
Round 8 of the 2008 GNCC Series
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