Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN hosted the week-long Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. The race occurred during the first week in August. The practice track opened on Monday August 2 and racing began on Tuesday. The full race order can be found on the AMA website.

To compete, riders must first finish in an advancement position at an Area Qualifier, which guarantees an invitation to the corresponding Regional Championship. Riders placed within the top 6 positions (top 4 positions in Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest) in their respective classes advance from the Regional Championships to compete in the National Motocross Championship.

MTF members rode well at the 2021 Amateur National Championship. Of the 15 members that competed, 10 placed within the top 20 of their respective classes and five placed within the top 10. Check out the photos from the race and the final race results. Hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of training pays off! Great job, boys!

Thomas Wood

After walking away with the Mini Sr 2 Championship, Tiger said that “Loretta’s was a blast. We had been working hard at MTF to make sure we were ready and I came in feeling strong. The track didn’t disappoint. You know it’s going to be rough and gnarly and this year felt next level. Walking away with a championship is a dream come true!”

Mini Sr 1 (12-14)

Overall: 5th / Moto 1: 9th / Moto 2: 1st / Moto 3: 4th

Mini Sr 2 (13-15)

Overall: 1st / Moto 1: 1st / Moto 2: 2nd / Moto 3: 1st

Gage Linville

When recapping his week at Loretta’s, Gage said that it was “not the week we wanted. I struggled a lot but had some good motos too. Really up and down week. Time to put my head down and work my ass off to get ready for the next one.”

250 B

Overall: 3rd / Moto 1: 2nd / Moto 2: 2nd / Moto 3: 4th

250 B Limited

Overall: 2nd / Moto 1: 8th / Moto 2: 1st / Moto 3: 2nd

Will Campbell

Mini Sr 2 (13-15)

Overall: 6th / Moto 1: 8th / Moto 2: 6th / Moto 3: 5th

Thomas (Tiger) Wood and Will Campbell with their trophies from the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship.
Thomas (Tiger) Wood and Will Campbell with their trophies from the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship.

Codee Samples

Supermini 1 (12-15)

Overall: 6th / Moto 1: 13th / Moto 2: 8th / Moto 3: 9th

Supermini 2 (13-16)

Overall: 10th / Moto 1: 14th / Moto 2: 12th / Moto 3: 10th

Noah Smerdon

125CC (12-17) B/C

Overall: 4th / Moto 1: 4th / Moto 2: 6th / Moto 3: 7th

Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C

Overall: 20th / Moto 1: 8th / Moto 2: DNF / Moto 3: 10th

Alec Sikes

450 C

Overall: 17th / Moto 1: 18th / Moto 2: 22nd / Moto 3: 18th

250 C Limited

Overall: 18th / Moto 1: 16th / Moto 2: 19th / Moto 3: 22nd

Lewis Callow

450 B

Overall: 14th / Moto 1: 7th / Moto 2: 14th / Moto 3: 22nd

250 B Limited

Overall: 27th / Moto 1: 29th / Moto 2: 21st / Moto 3: 26th

Diesel Geerdts

450 B

Overall: 19th / Moto 1: 27th / Moto 2: 21st / Moto 3: 17th

450 B Limited

Overall: 22nd / Moto 1: 30th / Moto 2: 21st / Moto 3: 20th

Bradyn Johnson

Mini Sr 1 (12-14)

Overall: 23rd / Moto 1: 10th / Moto 2: 15th / Moto 3: DNF

Mini Sr 2 (13-15)

Overall: 20th / Moto 1: 14th / Moto 2: DNF / Moto 3: 12th

Myles Gilmore

250 B

Overall: 32nd / Moto 1: 17th / Moto 2: 36th / Moto 3: DNF

Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C

Overall: 18th / Moto 1: DNF / Moto 2: 10th / Moto 3: 10th

Gabe Fink

Supermini 1 (12-15)

Overall: 30th / Moto 1: 33rd / Moto 2: 29th / Moto 3: 28th

Supermini 2 (13-16)

Overall: 27th / Moto 1: 29th / Moto 2: 31st / Moto 3: 23rd

Levi Campbell

450 B

Overall: 27th / Moto 1: 30th / Moto 2: 23rd / Moto 3: 32nd

250 B

Overall: 31st / Moto 1: 31st / Moto 2: 30th / Moto 3: 33rd

Luca Marsalisi

Unfortunately, Luca had a pretty big crash during Open Pro Sport Moto 2, cutting his week at Loretta’s short. Luca said that it “felt good to lead some laps and showed some of my true self. All in all I have some positives to take away from the week. I left it all out there on the track each moto, but fell a bit short of my expectations. I know what I’m capable of just gotta put all the pieces together and focus on what’s ahead. Gonna heal up and get right back to it. I couldn’t do it without all these amazing people behind me”

250 Pro Sport

Overall: 28th / Moto 1: 5th / Moto 2: 10th / Moto 3: DNS

Open Pro Sport

Overall: 38th / Moto 1: 5th / Moto 2: DNF / Moto 3: DNS

Noah Vos

Mini Sr 2 (13-15)

Overall: 33rd / Moto 1: 30th / Moto 2: 29th / Moto 3: 35th

Sebastian Pakciarz

450 B

Overall: 34th / Moto 1: 23rd / Moto 2: 37th / Moto 3: 36th

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