Courtesy of Cycle Trader.com/Rock River Yamaha
August 3, 2015 – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha is excited to welcome Benny Bloss
to the team for the final three rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil/AMA Pro
Motocross Series on the heels of a stellar performance at the 2015
Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. The Missouri native
took 1st Overall in the coveted Open Pro Sport class at the Ranch with
3-1-1 finishes and 3rd Overall in 450 A with 4-5-3 finishes. He was
additionally handed the 2015 AMA Horizon Award, which is given annually
to the rider showing the most promise as they make the transition to the
Bloss will join the team starting this weekend at the Unadilla
National in New Berlin, NY and will be racing the 450 MX Class alongside
fellow 450 pilot Killy Rusk for the remainder of 2015. For a rider
showing great promise throughout the amateur ranks, the team is excited
to see him perform alongside the best riders in the world when given all
of the tools to compete.
“I’ve worked with Benny since he was an 85 rider in 2009, and am
really excited to bring up another rider from the Rock River Powersports
Amateur Program. Benny has a great work ethic and comes from an amazing
family, so I can’t wait to see him enter the Pro ranks.” – Christina
CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha Team Manager.
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Morgantown, W.Va. - The 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, is set to give away $519,150 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year's week-long event. This unique event, taking place Sunday, July 26, through Saturday, August 1, at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, will play host to the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship.
Kawasaki returns to the National and leads the pack by offering a
whopping $124,000 in contingency dollars, and alongside them is a
star-studded line-up of manufactures such as Suzuki, which is offering a
total of $98,675 in national contingency dollars. Husqvarna and KTM
have matched each other and will be contributing $80,250 each to the
national finale. Yamaha returns to the lineup in 2015 as well, offering a
healthy $81,375 in contingency.
"Yamaha is proud to continue our third decade of continuous support
of the AMA Amateur National at Loretta Lynn's as well as the many Yamaha
riders and their families along the way," said amateur off-toad racing
coordinator Donnie Luce. "Yamaha historically uses Loretta Lynn's as the
foundation to develop our future ‘bLU cRU' professional champions, like
recent graduates Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb, as well as the many
past champions that have come before them and are acknowledged on the
prestigious Yamaha Loretta Lynn's trophy."
After a two-year hiatus at the Ranch, Honda returns and rounds out the roster offering $53,600 in contingency dollars.
"Honda has a long history at the AMA Amateur National Motocross
Championship, where we've provided support to thousands of amateur
riders over the years, so we're happy to be returning following a
two-year absence," said Brandon Wilson, Motorcycle Sports Supervisor at
American Honda. "Motocross racing is extremely important to Honda, and
Loretta Lynn's is the place to see the stars of tomorrow. We're excited
about reconnecting with the grass roots of the sport, so everyone is
welcome to stop by the truck, say hello and get out of the sun for a
Participating riders need to check with their chosen OEM in order to
learn how to redeem earned contingency at the National. You can view the
specific breakdown online by clicking here.
Accompanying the contingency programs, manufacturers such as Suzuki,
KTM, Team Green Kawasaki, Cobra, and bLU cRU Yamaha will have trackside
support teams on site to lend a hand to racers on each respective brand.
The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on
50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will
follow a three-moto format, over the course of one week. Racers have
previously qualified at Area Qualifiers and then Regional Championships
in order to participate in the National event.
There will be forty hours of live online streaming coverage that begins on Tuesday, July 28, on RacerTV.com,
and two highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports
Network on Sunday, October 11, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, at 4:30
p.m. EST. Live Timing and Scoring can be accessed via Trackside Results.
The 2015 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross
Championship presented by AMSOIL will take place July 26 - August 1 at
Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For more information,
visit the series website at www.mxsports.com.