Gallegos defends Hare and Hound Championship


Contributed photos Monte Vista’s Britney Gallegos won her second straight AMA National Hare and Hound Championship Series title on Oct. 23-24 in Lucerne Valley, Calif.

MONTE VISTA — After a competitive season of racing, Monte Vista's Britney Gallegos has done it again, and defended her title in the AMA National Hare and Hound Championship Series.

She competed in the Pro Women 86CC-Open division of the nine-race series, winning four times and placing second five times. She was second in the final race in Lucerne Valley, Calif., on Oct. 23-24, and finished with 245 series points, ahead of second-place Rachel Stout with 207 points.

Gallegos also received the Cody Lurtz Selfless Racer Award, an award that is only presented to two racers at the end of a season, for her sportsmanship and attitude with her competitors.

Gallegos also won the National Hare and Hound Championship in 2020.

The National Hare and Hound Series is an off-road motorcycle racing event in the Western US. The races are desert races, and riders compete against each other on natural terrain land with a course anywhere from 40 to 120 miles long, while riding through a string of checkpoints. Hare and Hound competition offer divisions for all skill levels and ages of riders.

The AMA National Hare and Hound Championship series was created in 1985. The AMA sports committee helped get the series started.

In September Gallegos also competed in the Six Days of Enduro Race in Italy and helped bring home the top women's prize for Team USA.

For more information on the National Hare and Hound racing event, visit

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