Shock Doctor/KTM's David Kamo Wins Jericho Hare & HoundMonday, May 18, 2009 | 2:15 PM
Jericho, UT – Shock Doctor/KTM Factory rider David Kamo won the 5th round of the AMA/FMF Hare & Hound Series at the Cherry Creek race, marking his second win of the season.
Kamo started out well sitting in 3rd place after the bomb run behind Destry Abbott and his Shock Doctor/KTM teammate David Pearson. The three riders stayed close together for the first loop. The 48 mile loop was fast and dusty. “There was so much dust everywhere it was very hard to see,” commented Kamo. “I just kept charging forward trying to stay as close as I could. When Abbott stalled his bike I was able to move around him on the first loop and David (Pearson) and I came into the pits 1st and 2nd.”
After a quick pit for both riders they went out for the second loop with Pearson still leading and Kamo sitting in 2nd. “The second loop was a lot more technical than the first loop and it took about 25 minutes longer to complete. Pearson was riding strong but I was able to get around him with ten miles to go.” Kamo took the lead from Pearson who was struggling with a dehydration problem and went on to take the win and increase his points lead. Pearson was able to finish a solid 3rd place overall and sits 3rd in points.
“We have a pretty long break until the next event but I plan to still race a few times in between. Mainly, I will focus on the ISDE qualifiers as I would like to qualify to race as a member of the ISDE Junior Team this year,” stated Kamo.
Next Event: Round 6 – September 26, 2009 – Wendover, NV
Overall Results –
- David Kamo – KTM
- Destry Abbott
- David Pearson – KTM
- Russ Pearson – KTM
- Jacob Argubright
Overall Points –
- David Kamo – 121
- Destry Abbott – 109
- David Pearson – 102
- Russ Pearson – 99
- Jacob Argubright – 60