Loretta Lynn’s Motocross Starts Tomorrow
Monday, August 2, 2010
DRD Racing's head honcho, Doug Dubach, cleaned house in 2009 with five holeshot checks.
Practice for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s started today. Riders will only have this one opportunity to learn the fast lines and the passing lanes as tomorrow kicks off 99 motos, sorting out the best riders in 35 classes.
That’s a boatload of racing, but to help sort it out and see how fast these kids (and old kids) are, MX Sports Center will provide a daily highlights show to keep you up to speed. Tuesday’s forecast is for a high of 99 degrees, and then watch for it to break triple digits on Wednesday before starting to cool, but the humidity is what’s going to test these amateurs. Even if they can’t last the whole moto, the racers who can pull it together off the start can win a $100 gift certificate to Motorcycle-Superstore.com
. Nothing screams the Big Leagues like an honest Holeshot Award! With three motos for each class, that’s a chance to rake in the refundable bucks. Last year saw Doug Dubach mop up the vet classes with $500 worth of holeshots.
Loretta’s is always tough whether you’re racing or watching. It can be scorching hot one minute and then dumping rain the next. Regardless, this is the pinnacle of amateur racing in the United States. For those few riders who win big in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the future is full of possibility. And for those who don’t, there might not be a factory contract waiting at the finish line, but there’s always next year.
Fans of amateur motocross racing can also watch the action on Versus Network, but it will take awhile. High-def coverage will air on Thursday, September 23 at 5 p.m. ET with a re-air scheduled for Tuesday, September 28 at 5 p.m. ET.
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