Looking Back At Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur Motocross Championship

Cycle News Staff | August 12, 2014

Aaron Plessinger got a little banged up early in the week but still rode hard right until the end. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAN MOORE

Aiden Eyler took the 51cc 4-6 Shaft title back to Virginia.

Austin Forkner will be back next year on a full-size Kawasaki.

Carlen Gardner took the Two-Stroke B/C 16+ Championship.

Chase Bell (11) and Ryan Surratt (51) went at it in the 250 B class.

Chris Alldredge was at or near the front of the pack all the time in the 250 and 450 A classes.

DNF’s are never easy to accept, especially at Loretta Lynn’s.

Garrett Marchbanks had a great run in the Mini Sr. classes.

Hannah Hodges was flying on her Suzuki RM85.

This quick start no doubt resulted in a big holeshot.

Jake Masterpool was fun to watch.

Husky’s Jalek Swoll (35) and Kawasaki Team Green’s Garrett Marchbanks had a great battle.

James Povolny had two podium finishes.

Jett Reynolds successfully defending his number-one plate in the 65cc 7-9 Limited class—barely.

Jon Ames (37) and Luke Purther (94) fought it out in the Schoolboy class.

Jordan Jarvis (30) makes her way to the front in the Girls 9-13 division.

Injuries ruined Jordon Smith’s week at Loretta’s.

Keep an eye on Josh Varize, this kid is f-a-s-t.

Lorenz Locurcio is another young rider on the move. He’s from Venezuela but is living in Georgia and is spending most of his time at the Millsaps Training Facility.

Tony Lorusso (37) and Greg Pamart (52)  battle for the lead in the Senior 40+ class.

Luke Renzland claimed the 450 A title and gave RJ Hampshire a scare in the 250 A class.

MacKenzie Tricker worked hard for her Women’s 14+ title.

Kawasaki Team Green’s Mitchell Harrison got off to a fast start but tweaked his knee.

Nicholas Romano, who hails from New York city, and won all three 51 7-8 Limited motos. His MX tutor is former factory Honda rider Scott Sheak.

Staging time.

Great day for Dad.

RJ Hampshire was a regular visitor to the podium.

Former Hare Scrambles and GNCC Champions, not to mention two-time ISDE Gold Medalist and World GP racer, Rodney Smith was back in action. He was also coaching some of his RSMX & Off-Road Academy students from Brazil

Rookie White busted out a nice win in the second Schoolboy 2 13-16 B/C moto.

More places to spend your money.

The river wasn’t nearly as busy as it usually is at Loretta’s since it wasn’t a “thousand” degrees this year.

Sean Cantrell and Mitchell Falk go at it again.

Sean Cantrell came away with a Super Mini Championship.

The little guys fight for positions coming out of the first turn.

The starting line a busy place all week long.

Stilez Robertson claimed two titles in the 85cc class.

The Thor guests had some of the best seats of the house.

Former World MX Champion Trampas Parker gave it another run in the 45+ at Loretta’s. He didn’t win a title but came close.

Washington’s Tristan Charboneau was the top B rider. You’ll be hearing his name a lot too in the future.

To see our complete coverage of 2014 Loretta Lynn’s in this week’s issue of Cycle News, click here


By Shan Moore