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AMRA Heads To Wickenburg For Day in the Desert Enduro

2020 AMRA Series, Round 2, Sollid's Day in the Desert, January 19, 2020

Written and Photographed by Jonathan Barrett (February 2020)

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

AMRA Racing kept January hot with a second round in Wickenburg, Arizona for the SOLLiD's Day In The Desert Enduro. The course for the A class ran over 100 miles, B's approximately 90, and the C's approximately 60 miles. Motocenter had on-site support as the series sponsor, SOLLiD Cabinetry hosted the Pro purse and Fly Racing hosted the mini races as the returning series sponsor. AAA Arizona held the Fastest Test Award and TBT Racing held the Slowest Test Award. The Minis started the weekend on Saturday with a small desert loop containing deep sand washes and rocky single track. The smallest of the peewees started on a short loop with the 50cc classes, finishing as follows:

50cc 4-6

50cc 7-9:

Race two had the 65's go on a 3 mile loop with finishers:

65cc 7-9:

65cc 10-11:

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

Continuing the dominant performance of round one, Samuel Campbell (TM) took an undisputed victory of four minutes in the Supermini class over Porter May (HUSQ) and Chase Haynes (KAW).

Remaining finishers are as follows:

85cc 12-14:

85cc 9-11:

65cc 10-11:

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

The big bikes took to the course Sunday in a huge turnout. The race started with a Hare Scramble start with a 25 mile loop going into the enduro tests following that. The A's would finish all the enduro loops and then conclude with a final 25 mile Hare Scramble loop to finish the day. With class starts in a high speed sand wash, all classes took off with short intervals between rows. In the AA Pro class, it was a tight battle between Beta USA’s Joe Wasson, Hard Enduro Outfitters Sherco of Nick Brawner and RPM Racing/ DA8 Training’s KTM Cooper Abbott for the win. Wasson would pull ahead throughout the day and take a cumulative six ½ minute victory over Brawner. Abbott would have a final time two minutes behind Brawner to round out the top three. Other notable performances in AA include James Flynn in his second race aboard the Motocity Sherco finishing in fourth. Wasson would also win Fastest Test and Lane Buchert would win the Slowest Test.

Open A:

250A:

200A:

30+A:

40+A:

50+A:

Open B:

250B:

200B:

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

30+ B:

40+ B:

50+ B:

60+ B:

Women B:

Open C:

250 C:

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

200C:

30+ C:

40+ C:

50+ C:

60+ C:

Women C:

AMRA Day in the Desert Enduro, Wickenburg, AZ

Youth C:

2020 was another successful year for the Day In The Desert with many entries and a fantastically well laid out course. The Hare Scramble start was heavily disputed beforehand but was widely accepted as a fun new way to combine an enduro and Hare Scramble. Next round is set for February 16th at Canyon Motocross in Peoria.

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