Factory Connection/Amsoil Honda's Justin Bogle continued proving that he is the hottest young pro prospect with an outstanding day Thursday at 30th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Amsoil, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch. Bogle, from Cushing, Okla., put himself in a great position to win two amateur national titles at Loretta Lynn's after scoring victories in both the 450 A and 250 A classes on another hot and muggy day. Bogle now has earned two wins in 450 A, with one moto remaining. He came back in the 250 A class on Thursday after finishing second in the first moto on Wednesday.Bogle had to overcome a poor start in the 250A class. He charged back and took over the lead from GYTR Yamaha's Kyle Peters, who slowed late due to a sore back.
Red Bull Honda's Jessy Nelson took third."My start was terrible," Bogle said of the 250 A race on Thursday. "I think I was maybe about sixth on the first lap. I stayed calm and tried to charge as hard as I could. It was exciting to come through the field like that, but I'd rather not put myself in that kind of position.
"In other action Monster Energy Kawasaki's Blake Green won the 85 (12-14) Stock class, setting up a showdown with Thousand Oaks Yamaha's Justin Hoeft Friday in the final 85 (12-14) Stock class moto. Hoeft won the first moto on Tuesday and finished third today, meaning both riders are tied with one moto remaining.
Austin Forkner finished second today, following up on his fourth in the first moto. Forkner is hoping a little luck will go his way in moto three to keep his championship hopes alive.In the battle of former pros Clark Stiles took victory over Keith Johnson and Scott Sheak in the Vet 35 plus class. Robbie Reynard recovered from a DNF to win the Junior 25 Plus class over Stiles and James Evans.Racing continues Friday and Saturday and championships will be won and lost over the next two days.For results click on this link: