I want to congratulate all of the racers who competed at Loretta’s this year!! In MX Zen’s first year, Est 2/14/16, we had 12 riders make it through the Area and Regional qualifiers to advance to the biggest and best Amateur Motocross National in the world.
Loretta’s is a Holy Grail of sorts for the Motocross rider. The track only exists a few weeks out of the year, the rest of the time it’s a home for horses. Not everyone gets to ride the Loretta Lynn Motocross track either. Only those who qualify at area and regional races organized specifically for a shot at Loretta’s. Perhaps most importantly, it also tends to be the final stop for the amateur before he or she turns pro and joins the ranks of their childhood heroes. Riders must qualify for Loretta’s at local and regional racing events between April and June and can compete in two classes. Only the best 42 riders in 34 classes get a ticket to Tennessee. Once at Loretta’s, racing consists of three 20-minute Motos (plus two laps). The atmosphere is electric and often likened to a Nationals Outdoor event rather than amateur racing. It’s always held the first week of August with about four rounds left in the Pro Motocross Championship series – enough time for an amateur champion at Loretta’s to try their luck in the pros. ~Check out Motocross Kids by Andrew Tuttle
I wanted to share that little bit of history with you so that you understand how incredible making it Loretta’s is. For some, getting that “ticket” to Loretta’s is the #1 goal just to have the chance to race on the national track and say you are a “Loretta’s rider”! But for many, they want to win! And they train hard and dream about this race, and then feel sick at the gate, but that all drops with the gate!!!
In my opinion, if you make it to Loretta’s, you should be very proud of yourself. If you race and finish 40th, you should be very proud of yourself! You are among the 40 fastest riders in the world for your class! Please, be proud, and remember the experience, remember what you learned, and the family vacation you had between motos.
Im very proud of you!! On behalf of the MX Zen Ambassadors, we are honored to be a part of your tribe. <3
Mp3: Mason Raynor 50cc Special Limited National Champion Podium Speech
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|Racer Name||Loretta’s #||Class Racing||Overall|
|Cody Groves||15||Super Mini 2 (13-16)||12th|
|Jayce Cashdollar||86||51cc (7-8) Limited||34th|
|McClellan Fedelini||16||51cc (7-8) Limited||41st|
|Jaden Palmer||80||51cc (7-8) Limited||2nd|
|Diesel Thomas||54||51cc (7-8) Limited & 65cc (7-9) Limited||13th & 31st|
|Madden Jones||50||51cc (4-6) Limited||7th|
|Brenner Lammens||13||51cc (4-6) Limited||5th|
|Mason Raynor||13||51cc (4-6) Special Limited||1st|
|Jake Willis||41||51cc (4-6) Special Limited||9th|
|Matthew Bonner||22||51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited||29th|
|Kevyn De Pinho||94||51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited||1st|
|Jesse James Parkey||11||65cc (7-9) Limited & 65cc (7-11)||33rd & 36th|