The following is from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna, regarding the top-10 finish by new Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider Dalton Shirey at the 51st Annual Desert Motorcycle Club Winter Classic Hare & Hound, round one of the 2018 Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series, Presented by FMF:
The season opener of the MA Hare & Hound National Championship Series took place this weekend in Red Mountain [near Ridgecrest], California, and was hosted by Desert Motorcycle Club.
The course featured two, 40-mile loops that were extremely technical, containing sand, sand whoops, and rocks.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dalton Shirey didn’t get off the line quickly and ended the one mile bomb start in the back of the pack. He knew he had to play catch-up in loop one in order to get an ideal finishing position. A few mistakes throughout the loop took its toll on Shirey’s progress as he started the second loop in 10th place. For loop two, he rode consistently on his FX 450, ultimately finishing the day in sixth overall.
“Round 1 of 2018 was a good start for the team and I,” Shirey said. “I felt up to pace most of the race and look forward to bringing my FX 450 to the
podium and hopefully top-spot the remainder of the season!”