Beta USA Race Team Report Panaca, Nevada

The National Hare and Hound series resumed this weekend for Round 8. Panaca, Nevada hosted the Mulley Run Hare and Hound. The top ten saw three Beta racers with Axel Pearson taking third, Nick Burson fourth, and Justin Morrow sixth.

Axel Pearson’s first podium! Photo by Mark Kariya.

Axel Pearson grabbed his first podium this weekend after fighting the dust of Skyler Howes throughout the day. Pearson comments, “The race was awesome and I want to thank the Silver State Trailblazers for the fun course! I also can’t thank our team enough for all they do to make this happen!”

Dusty conditions faced each rider. Photo by Mark Kariya.

Nick Burson who has led the championship hunt this year played a safer game at the round after receiving surgery on his hand just four weeks earlier. At times, the strength of his hand held him back but he stayed smart and kept his championship hopes alive.

“I ended up with a 4th overall and now sit 10 points back in the championship. With all things considered it went pretty well but the racer in me doesn’t like losing. I will be back stronger than ever for the last two Nationals and then ISDE!”

Burson sits 10 points out of the championship. Photo by Mark Kariya.