Sunday, August 7, 2016

Wednesday Race Report at the 35th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Courtesy of MX Sports

HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2016) - The 2016 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, hosted the second day of racing at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. After getting off to a delayed start due to rain yesterday, the day was jam-packed with the hottest racing action in the world as the fastest amateur racers continued their quest for a national title.

A rough and rutted track laid the groundwork for a great race in the 250 A division. Sean Cantrell jumped out to the early lead, but it did not take long for Bradley Taft to make the pass. Taft felt little to no pressure the entire moto where Cantrell finished behind him in second and Egan Mastin in third. While he was out of contention for a podium finish, Chase Sexton put on a charge during the latter half of the race which forecasted the future fight for the title in the second and third motos.
Sean Cantrell grabbed the Bell Helmets Holeshot Awardand a second place finish in 250 A.Photo: Derek Garcia
Sean Cantrell grabbed the Bell Helmets Holeshot Award
and a second place finish in 250 A.
Photo: Derek Garcia
John Grewe produced a more than impressive ride in the Masters 50+ class where he crossed the line over 57 seconds ahead of his competition. The 85 (9-12) division was dominated by Maximus Vohland, but at the conclusion of the 20-minute moto it was Jett Reynolds who reigned victorious.
The 250 B Limited class vaulted out of the gate, but the racing action quickly subsided where the top three contenders stayed the same distance throughout the race with Mitchell Falk, Max Markolf and Dylan Walsh making up the podium.

Once the gate drop signifying the start of Moto 1 for the Girls Sr. class Jamie Astudillo reached the holeshot line first, but not without a little company. Jazzmyn Canfield quickly stole the lead, but the lead changed once again on the third lap when Jordan Jarvis moved into first. With over an 18 second lead, Jarvis earned her second victory of the AMA Amateur National.
Jordan Jarvis now has a Womens 14+ andGirls Sr. (12-16) win at the 35th Annual Event.Photo: Derek Garcia
Jordan Jarvis now has a Womens 14+ and
Girls Sr. (12-16) win at the 35th Annual Event.
Photo: Derek Garcia
The inaugural 250 All-Star A/B 14+ gate was full of up-and-coming talent, but James Anderson Jr. outshined them all when he earned the Bell Helmets Holeshot Award. Anderson felt immediate pressure from Jerry Robin where the two had a three-lap battle until Anderson tipped over in a turn allowing Robin to move into first. As the moto wore on the hot and humid conditions began to take a toll on Robin, and Brandon Gourley only continued to charge hard and eventually take the lead along with the win. Robin and Gordon Keck followed in second and third. Robin also competed earlier in the day in the 250 A class where he also scored a top ten finish.

Dilan Schwartz rode his own race in Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) and took home the Moto 1 win, with Hunter Yoder's 65 (7-11) moto going much the same way when he crossed the finish line first. John Grewe continued his dominance where he added a Senior 40+ class win to his resume.

After a rough start to his race week Garrett Marchbanks was finally able to put it all together in the Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C race where he ran virtually untouched. Jordan Bailey would cross the line in second with a 35 second gap on Tanner Stack in third.

The future stars of motocross took to the track for their first moto at the Loretta Lynn Ranch and produced some of the best racing since the kickoff of the 35th annual event. Evan Woody completed the 51cc (7-8) Limited class in seventh, but not before he put up a back-and-forth for the lead with Jadon Slusher and Jaden Palmer. After multiple tip-overs between the leaders it would be Palmer that prevailed against the conditions to take the victory.

After a quick rain shower the 250 C division faced possibly some of the worst track conditions of the day. Antonio Calavano rode a flawless race and earned the gold medal. Immediately after the 250 C class the second motos began with College (16-24) where Samuel Redman used his mud racing experience to his advantage and lead every lap from start to finish.
Track conditions were constantly changing throughout the daychallenging the nation's best riders to use their upmost skill set.Photo: Derek Garcia
Track conditions were constantly changing throughout the day
challenging the nation's best riders to use their upmost skill set.
Photo: Derek Garcia
The elite 250 B class saw a new face at the podium with Garrett Marchbanks taking the win. However, the Moto 1 winner of Jordan Bailey rode a consistent race for second and Jake Masterpool rounded out the overall podium after a depressing DNF took him out of the first moto.
The second moto racing action resumes tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, and RacerTV continues with live streaming coverage beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST/ 8:00 a.m. CDT. Wednesday's archived coverage is now available on, to view the racing action from day two please click HERE. Complete results from the 2016 AMA Amateur National can be found HERE.

The 35th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL is taking place now through August 6 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

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About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 55 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 37 classes for the 1,482 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation," the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit

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