Thirty Six National Champions Crowned in Tennessee

HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (August 5, 2019) – The final day of racing at the 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, took place Saturday, August 3, at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The Senior (40+) class would start out the last day of racing with Michael Brown coming out on top with three moto wins. 

Derek Leatherman clinched the 250 C Limited Championship.
Derek Leatherman clinched the 250 C Limited Championship.– Christian Munoz

As the final moto of the 250 C Limited took off the gate, it would be Hunter Nitsch earning his second moto win of the week. However, after a sixth place finish in moto one, Nitsch would finish second overall with Derek Leatherman earning the National Championship with 1-2-3 moto finishes.   

In the Girls (11-16) class Cami Samples took home the final moto win. Katie Benson, who earned the first two moto wins, was leading the pack but suffered a crash that put her back to fifth in that last race. Benson earned second overall with Mikayla Nielson clinching the title after going 2-3-2 during the week. 

Michael Brown took home two championships, one being in the Junior 25+ class.
Michael Brown took home two championships, one being in the Junior 25+ class.– Christian Munoz

The Junior (25+) class championship came down to the last moto between Michael Brown and Darryn Durham. Brown and Durham would battle it out throughout the week, but it would be Brown taking home the number one plate. Brown would go 1-2-1 to clinch the title with Durham scoring 2-1-2 in the class. 

The final moto of the 85cc (10-12) class would see Haiden Deegan taking the win and earning the championship. Deegan would go 2-1-1 with Daxton Bennick coming through second overall and Casey Cochran, who finished third in each moto, rounded out the top three. 

The 450 C class saw Tyler Foster sweep the motos, earning the gold medal and clinching that number one plate at the end of the week. Travis Randanella would stay consistent throughout the week, and would finish second overall after going 4-3-3 in each moto. Tyler Allen came through to earn third overall with Luke Geis and Dillon Richey rounding out the top five. 

Jarrett Frye celebrates after earning the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C Championship.
Jarrett Frye celebrates after earning the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C Championship.– Christian Munoz

Jarrett Frye would sweep the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class, receiving three gold medals and earning the championship. Stilez Robertson battled throughout the week, and would come through second overall with Preston Kilroy holding onto third overall after going 2-3-8 in each moto.

The last moto of the day was greeted with a torrential downpour, after a 30-minute rain delay due to lightning in the area. Luke Fauser, who had won the first two motos, came out battling to keep his title contention in view. Fauser would finish second in the last moto and take home the championship in the 65cc (10-11) class. Canyon Richards went 3-6-4 to take home second overall with Austin Schafer rounding out the podium. Nathan Hummel would earn a gold medal in the last moto by taking the win after having some bad luck strike in the first two motos. 

Luke Fauser came away with the 65cc (10-11) Championship after a very muddy last moto. 
Luke Fauser came away with the 65cc (10-11) Championship after a very muddy last moto. – Christian Munoz

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The 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil took place through August 3 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. 

Saturday Class Winners:

  1. Senior (40+) – Michael Brown
  2. 125cc (12-17) B/C – Levi Kitchen
  3. 250 C Limited – Hunter Nitsch
  4. College (18-24) – McClellan Hile
  5. Girls (11-16) – Mikayla Nielsen
  6. Junior (25+) – Michael Brown
  7. Supermini 2 (13-16) – Maximus Vohland
  8. 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited – Wyatt Kerr
  9. 450 B Limited – Hunter Yoder
  10. 85cc (10-12) – Haiden Deegan
  11. Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C – Joshua Varize
  12. 65cc (7-9) – Seth Dennis
  13. 450 C – Tyler Foster
  14. Supermini 1 (12-15) – Maximus Vohland
  15. Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C – Jarrett Frye
  16. Senior (45+) – John Bowlin
  17. 65cc (10-11) – Nathan Hummel

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About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 54 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 20,000 racers attempt to qualify in 36 classes for the 1,512 available positions at the National. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com

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