by Steve Silva
For the second consecutive year, Idaho is the site of a national desert racing event and once again Dirt, Inc. will be the hosting club for Round 4 of the AMA/Kenda National Hare and Hound Championship Series.
This year’s race will be based out of Murphy and will use the wild and woolly terrain of the Owyhee Desert to test the West's best desert motorcyclists. The banner will drop on Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m. and riders will race over two separate loops totaling 100 miles of sand, sage and rocks. It's an amazing opportunity for many of our local desert racers to pit themselves against some of the best in the business.
Factory riders from all the manufacturers will be in attendance, along with our local star David Kamo, who is riding for the Husqvarna Zip Ty squad. Last year’s second place position behind eventual National Champion Kendall Norman should motivate Kamo to do well on the home turf. This will also be a SIDRA points race.
Last year's race included a chance to meet the professionals the day before the race. This year will have the same format. And on Saturday, March 19, from 4-8 p.m. at Dan Wiebold Idaho Center Auto Mall the riders will be available for autographs.
If you go, get there early so you can enjoy the riders getting ready, and then make your way to watch what many consider one of the craziest and wildest scenes in of all motor racing: the Bomb Run. It’s always an incredible sight to see a huge wave of bikes all start at once and race to the start of the course.
Here is a video from the Sand City 100, SIDRA's most recent race;