36 Loretta Lynn Championships Awarded
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (August 6, 2019) – After a week of world-class amateur motocross racing, 108 motos at the 38th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil, concluded on Saturday, August 3, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Thirty-six new National Championships were crowned, along with several athletes being presented AMA specialty awards.
Husqvarna’s Jalek Swoll, who earned the Open Pro Sport National Championship after going 1-3-1, captured the coveted Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award. This award is given to the A-class rider who shows the most promise as they prepare to enter the professional ranks.
The AMA Motocross Amateur Rider Award was presented to Yamaha-backed rider, Jarrett Frye. This award is designed to recognize an outstanding non-A-class rider who is ready to make an immediate impact in the A-class competition. Frye earned the honors with his National Championship in the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class and 3-3-1 finishes in the 250 B class.
The AMA Motocross Youth Rider Award is designated for a rider under the age of 16 chosen for his or her performance in the Youth classes at the AMA Amateur National. This year, KTM Orange Brigade’s Maximus Vohland earned the notable award after clinching the Supermini 1 (12-15) and Supermini 2 (13-16) titles.
The AMA Motocross Vet Rider Award is given to an outstanding rider over the age of 30. Results from all Vet classes are taken into consideration when selecting a winner. This year, Michael Brown proved that he was once again a front-runner by earning five of six-moto wins in the Junior (25+) and Senior (40+) classes.
Continuing their reign, California added another State Championship award by having the most racers out of any other state to win overall titles. California claimed 11 National Championships between Stilez Robertson, Dylan Cunha, Hunter Yoder, McCllelan Hile, Ryder Ellis, Landen Gordon, Haiden Deegan, Maximus Vohland (2), Jeremy Ryan and Mikayla Nielson.
Returning to the Ranch was On Track School. On Track School is the recipient of a donation in honor of Dave Coombs Sr. made by Rita, Carrie, Tim and Davey Coombs. Students who apply have the opportunity to be awarded with scholarship funds toward post-secondary courses at a college of their choice. If you are a Motocross Athlete, you should apply by June 21, 2020. Click Here to apply. To learn more visit, https://racerxonline.com/2018/08/06/on-track-school-chosen-to-receive-dave-coombs-sr-scholarship-fund. For 2019, Bailee Garner and John Hartman surpassed the rest of the applicants and will be enrolling in one of the On Track School educational programs for 2019-2020. Accompanying the scholarship award was the twelfth annual On Track School Graduation Ceremony where all alumni were recognized for their academic achievements.
RacerTV.com provided an unprecedented 40+ hours of LIVE race coverage throughout the week, resulting in over 637,300 live views across Livestream and Facebook Live. The archived footage is now available for viewing HERE. In addition, two one-hour highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Complete results from the 2019 National Championship can be found HERE.
MX Sports wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Loretta Lynn National program, and congratulates all the 2019 Champions on their accomplishments.
|2019 AMA Amateur National Motocross Champions|
|Open Pro Sport||Jalek Swoll||Belleview, FL|
|250 Pro Sport||Hardy Munoz||Culloden, GA|
|250 B||Stilez Robertson||Bakersfield, CA|
|250 B Limited||Mason Gonzales||Fort Walton Beach, FL|
|250 C||Dylan Cunha||Moesto, CA|
|250 C Limited||Derek Leatherman||New Oxford, PA|
|250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited||Cameron Harrison||China Spring, TX|
|450 B||Matthew LeBlanc||Breaux Bridge, LA|
|450 B Limited||Hunter Yoder||Menifee, CA|
|450 C||Tyler Foster||Culloden GA|
|125 C||Hunter Nitsch||Skaneateles, NY|
|College (18-24)||McClellan Hile||Atascadero, CA|
|Junior (25+)||Michael Brown||Bristol, TN|
|Vet (30+)||Nicholas Hayes||Chester, VA|
|Senior (40+)||Michael Brown||Bristol, TN|
|Senior (45+)||John Bowlin||Battle Ground, WA|
|Masters (50+)||John Grewe||Rockford, MI|
|Women||Jazzmyn Canfield||Cape Coral, FL|
|Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C||Jarrett Frye||Mechanicsville, MD|
|51cc (4-6) Special Limited||Kade Nightingale||Mounds, OK|
|51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive LTD||Braxton Baldock||Liberty, KY|
|51cc (4-6) Limited||Bode Bradford||Midland, TX|
|51cc (7-8) Limited||Ryder Ellis||North Fork, CA|
|65cc (7-9) Limited||Caden Dudney||Athens, TX|
|65cc (7-9)||Landon Gibson||Peachtree City, GA|
|65cc (10-11) Limited||Landen Gordon||Atascadero, CA|
|65cc (10-11)||Luke Fauser||Midland, PA|
|85cc (10-12) Limited||Daxton Bennick||Morganton, NC|
|85cc (10-12)||Haiden Deegan||Temecula, CA|
|Mini Sr 1 (12-14)||Nicholas Romano||Bayside, NY|
|Mini Sr 2 (13-15)||Nicholas Romano||Bayside, NY|
|Supermini 1 (12-15)||Maximus Vohland||Granite Bay, CA|
|Supermini 2 (13-16)||Maximus Vohland||Granite Bay, CA|
|125cc (12-17) B/C||Gage Linville||Lake Park, GA|
|Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C||Jeremy Ryan||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Girls (11-16)||Mikayla Nielson||Riverside, CA|
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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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