Dunlop-Sponsored Riders Dominate the 33rd Annual Loretta Lynn’s
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop congratulates the Team Dunlop members and other Dunlop-equipped riders who turned in championship-winning performances at the 33th running of the prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship taking place July 28 to August 2, at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. The talented Team Dunlop Elite squad racked up nine titles aboard their Geomax®-fitted race machines. In addition to Team Dunlop’s excellent results, a strong showing by other Dunlop-equipped racers garnered 25 championships for a combined total of 34 of a possible 36 national titles won by Dunlop-fitted riders.
Putting in commanding performances aboard his Geomax-fitted Kawasaki, Garrett Marchbanks won five of six motos en route to capturing both the Mini Sr 1 (12-13) and Mini Sr (12-14) championships. Marchbanks’ performance was also enough to earn him the coveted AMA Motocross Youth Rider Award, which is presented to an outstanding rider under the age of 16. Fellow Team Green riders Jett Reynolds and Stilez Robertson also scored an impressive two championships at the nearly week long competition with Reynolds topping the podium in both the 65cc (7-9) Limited and 65cc (7-11) classes, while Robertson showed superior in the 85cc (9-11) Limited and 85cc (9-11) classes. Team Dunlop’s Austin Folkner and Sean Cantrell controlled the Super Mini 1 (12-15) and Super Mini 2 (13-16) divisions, swapping first and second places to each take home a title in the highly competitive classes. Stand-out woman rider Hannah Hodges dominated the competition aboard her Dunlop-equipped Suzuki by sweeping all three motos to win the Girls (12-16) title.
Dunlop-backed Factory Connection Honda’s RJ Hampshire made history in the A class by becoming the first rider in 19 years to win every single one of his motos en route to two class championships. His flawless 6-0 performance not only crowned him champion in the Open Pro Sport and 250 A divisions, but awarded him the coveted AMA Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is given to the A rider who shows the most promise as they prepare to enter the professional ranks, which Hampshire will do at Unadilla for round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. New in 2014 is the AMA Motocross Amateur Rider Award, which is presented to an exceptional rider who is expected to make the biggest impact upon graduating to the A Class. Dunlop-supported Tristan Charboneau was presented the award after taking home both 250 B and 450 B championship titles.
Dunlop wishes to congratulate the following Dunlop-equipped riders on their championships:
Open Pro Sport RJ Hampshire
250 A RJ Hampshire
250 B Limited Bradley Taft
250 B Tristan Charboneau
250 C Limited Braden O’Neal
250 C Draken Jaynes
450 A Luke Renzland
450 B Limited Lorenzo Locurcio
450 B Tristan Charboneau
450 C Justin Boyd
Two-Stroke B/C (16+) Carlen Gardner
College B/C (16-24) Stone Elder
Junior 25+ Ricky Renner
Vet B/C 30+ Chad Murphy
Vet 35+ Robbie Reynard
Senior 40+ John Grewe
Senior 45+ John Grewe
Masters 50+ Earl May
51cc (4-6) Special Limited Wyatt McGrath
51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited Aiden Eyler
51cc (4-6) Limited Kace Evans
51cc (7-8) Limited Nicholas Romano
65cc (7-9) Limited Jett Reynolds
65cc (10-11) Limited Joshua Varize
65cc (7-11) Jett Reynolds
85cc (9-11) Limited Stilez Robertson
85cc (9-11) Stilez Robertson
Mini Sr 1 (12-13) Garrett Marchbanks
Mini Sr 2 (12-14) Garrett Marchbanks
Super Mini 1 (12-15) Sean Cantrell
Super Mini 2 (13-16) Austin Folkner
Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C Dylan Merriam
Girls (12-16) Hannah Hodges
Girls (9-11) Jordan Jarvis
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