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
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
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.
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
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 RacerTV.com, 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.
For additional information, visit the official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101.
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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 www.mxsports.com.
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