I'm going to race my first Hare Scramble Sunday and I would like any helpful tips from people who have raced them before. I'm entering the Vet A class or the Small Bikes class. The weather forecast is hot, dry and humid. The tempreture will be around 90*. The track conditions are dry, dusty hard pack. My '04 CRF250R was setup for MX, so over the past couple days I have tried to get it trail ready. I already have brush guards, skid plate, side engine guards, seal savers, new tires, new chain and sprockets, mounted GPS and a fresh engine. I have softened my compression clickers to lessen arm pump. I have full riding gear with knee braces and chest protector. My goggles are loaded up with tear-offs. I have a 50 oz. camelbak too. I'm a weekend warrior with 20 years experience, but never a Hare Scramble. So I know how to ride, but I'm unsure how to win a HS. I don't think it's like a MX race. I plan to pre-ride the course the day before the race to get familiar with it. I intend on trying to pace myself from the start survive the race. I've been told that alot of riders quit from exhaustion before they can finish the race. It is 90 minutes long plus one lap. I think the laps are 6 miles long. Does anyone have any advise for me? I've been wanting to race one of these since I was 12 years old, so I would really like to be prepared now that the time has come.