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District 23 Opens Off-Road Season

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Story & Photos: Susan Voss

On Sunday, the warm temperatures mixed with lack of moisture created a dusty 10 mile loop for racers at The Norsemen Motorcycle Club’s Cambridge Hare Scramble. With rider counts nearing almost 400 racers, there was a lot of exciting action at the District 23 off-road opener.

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Colton Reschke, who has been a regular on the District 23 Hare-Scramble scene since his Micro class days, brought home his first win of the season in the 250 B class and also took the overall. With a third place overall last season in the 250 B class, Reschke is definitely on a championship hunt this season. Another Reschke who made a statement on the track was Colton’s younger sister, Cora. She finished second in the Girls 9-15 class behind Suzuki rider Sydney Van Moer.

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Jerry Robin (194) of Hamel, Minnesota stepped away from the motocross track this year in order to focus on cross-country racing. He started the season racing the GNCC series and Full Gas Enduro Sprint series in the Pro class, and this weekend he made his D23 Hare Scramble debut. Robin was one of the first bikes off the line, and by the time the AA class made it into the woods, he was already starting to pull away from the pack. At the end of lap one, Jerry had over a minute lead on competitor Kyle Nelson (94). Robin and Nelson maintained their first and second positions for the entire race. Both were running fast laps, but in the end Robin won by almost three minutes.

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While the top two rode their own race, it was veteran AA racer Matt Stavish who had his own race going with second year AA racer, Nick Swenson. Swenson led Stavish the first laps with the 102 less than 25 seconds behind him. On the second lap, the gap shrunk to only 13 seconds. After gassing, Stavish got around Swenson and began to pull away.

Next weekend the series heads to Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minnesota. With completely different terrain from the past weekend, it will be exciting to see who will stand atop the podium.

RESULTS

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Chaz Herzog