2011 AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Moto Resources' rider, Jeffrey Lewis from Jacksonville, Florida finished with a
5th place in the 450B Stock and 17th place in the College B/C (17-24),
even with one DNF following a crash! Congrats Jeffrey- a job well done!
Jeffrey Lewis running the Moto Resources graphics on his 450 mod bike.
Jeffrey Lewis on his 450 mod bike built by Moto Resources.
Corner speed was no problem for Jeffrey Lewis!
Mariah McNeill from Holly Springs, Georgia received a 26th overall in the Girls (12-15). Congrats Mariah!
Moto Resources' rider, Mariah McNeill, at the starting line.
Mariah McNeill's Honda CRF150R built by Moto Resources.
Girls (12-15) off to a strong start!
Allen McWilliams and Brad Anderson of RPM Motorsports did a great job running the start gate at Loretta's!
Moto Resources' rider, Colby Mullins, from Canton, Georgia, finished with a 15th overall in the 450B Stock
and 17th overall in the 450B Mod. This was Colby's first year in the B class. Congrats Colby!
Colby Mullins looking strong out there!
Colby Mullins' KX450 built by Moto Resources.
Colby Mullins' Roost MX graphics. Looking good!
Colby Mullins with family and friends enjoying a little creek time!
Moto Resources' rider, Grant Ransdell, finished strong with a 4th overall in the 250A class and a
12th overall in the Open Pro Sport. Congrats Grant! Looking forward to some great racing next year!
Grant Ransdell running strong on his YZ250 built by Moto Resources.
James Stewart sharing some of his racing wisdom with the riders.
James Stewart enjoying time with his fans.
Moto Resources' owner, Jeff Chambers, remembers building bikes for James Stewart
in his amateur days at Loretta's. Good Luck James! We look forward to watching you race this next year!
Moto Resources' owners, Shari and Jeff Chambers.
Always a good time with good friends at Loretta's!
Catching up with Mad Mike Jones. Great to see long time friends!
Long time friend and motocross icon- Ron Tichenor!
You may know him as Ronnie Tichenor's dad! Good times and good memories at the track!
Two of the best guys in the motocross industry-Kawasaki's Doug Douchette and Ryan Collins!
Pro Circuit's Dean Wilson spent some time taking in some races at Loretta's and signing autographs for fans.
Tyler Keefe from Troy Lee Designs was on hand during the week.
Sharing some ideas with Mitch Payton, owner of Pro Circuit Racing. A little motocross and a little politics!
Caught up with my good friend, Jack Camelio from Massachusetts. He removed his cast, raced Loretta's with a broken hand, and finished 15th overall in the Sr 45 Plus-Impressive!
Catching up with proud Dad, Ron Bogle. Justin Bogle's last amateur race was at Loretta's.
Next stop... Unidilla and the remaining AMA Outdoor Nationals!
Motocross PR icons, Rob Buydos and Jeff Emig checking out some racing at Loretta's.
Jeff Emig's titles range from Amateur Championships here at the ranch to National Motocross and the prestigious Supercross Championship!
Hanging out with some old Team Green riders and friends- Ryan Villopoto, 2011 Supercross Champion and 2011 Motocross de Nations team member and Dean Wilson, current 250 Pro National points leader.
Zach Osborne and KTM's Mike Brown squeezed a trip to Loretta's into their busy schedule. Zach came in from Europe where he is racing the GP Circuit and Mike flew in from the X Games in California.
Ran into my good friend, Ricky Carmichael at the Fox tower. I have many great
memories of Ricky and his parents at the track during his amateur days.
Long time friend and racer, Robby Neeley. During the 1980s, Robby won several Vet Championships here at the ranch.
Relaxing a bit in the Factory Connection pit with
LL Ranch Manager, Alan Brutto and Factory Connection owner, Rick Zielfelder.
A BIG THANKS to Alan Brutto for a stellar job in preparing Loretta's Ranch for the Nationals!
Fun in Hurricane Creek!
"The Beach" is always a popular place at Loretta's!
Cooling off in Hurricane Creek!
Moto Resources was represented well at Loretta's!
A Big Thanks to Jacksonville Powersports and Jeffrey Lewis for a job well done!
Jeffrey Lewis coming off his hot lap.
Jeffrey Lewis lining up for the College B/C (17-24) class on his 450 mod bike.
Jeffrey Lewis ready for the hole shot!
Jeffrey Lewis is fast off the gate!
His 450 Mod bike built by Moto Resources was actually TOO fast in the first moto!
We had to slow it down a bit so he could hold on to it!
Jeffrey Lewis had a good jump out of the gate! His 450 Mod bike built by Moto Resources had him ahead of the pack!
Jeffrey Lewis and Dad, Jeff Lewis, sharing some strategy.
Jeffrey Lewis and my good friend, David Kelly. Thanks David for a job well done!
One of the best track builders in the southeast- Keith Moon.
For all you AMP MX riders, this man is responsible for the great track in Heflin, AL!
Parts Unlimited's Hilton Beattie
Another past Team Green rider I have helped through the years, PJ Larsen- Austrailian National
Motocross Lites Champion.
Another GREAT job by MX Sports staff and Alan Brutto on an awesome track!
Love the new tunnel jump and fountain!
Moto Resources rider, David Nizzari, from Acworth, Georgia, finished 30th overall in the 450C class.
Moto Resources' rider, Taylor Holt, from Savannah, Georgia, checking out the action at Loretta's.
Looking forward to Taylor's return to the track soon!
Talking business with Taylor Holt's dad, Walter Holt.
Another icon in the motocross industry and long time friend - Tip.
There is always a good time when Tip is around.
Good friend and 2011 Senior 40 Plus National Champion, Keith Johnson from Massachusetts.
It was good to see long time friend, David Derosier, back in action, helping out on the line.
Ever wonder what it's like on the line when the big bikes take off? It's best to take cover!
Tristan Smith from Acworth, Georgia getting lined up for his 65 (10-11) Stk moto.
Tristan Smith at the start gate with Dad.
Reese Camarata from Senoia, Georgia lining up for the Girls (9-11) moto. Congrats Reese on your 14th place finish! The Camaratas were well represented at Loretta's- Reese's brother Jordan Camarata also qualified for the event.
Our hat goes off to CJ Talarski from New York who experienced a rough ending to an otherwise perfect week at Loretta's. CJ finished 1/1 in the first two motos of the Vet B/C 30 Plus class before crashing his fully stock KX while in 4th place during the final moto. While thankfully he escaped injury, his brand new bike did not fare so well. Several bikes landed on his freshly uncrated KX which still displayed the bar code label.
This guy deserves a new bike!
Team USA - Headed to Italy!
Clark Stiles, from Tanner, AL won not one, but TWO National titles in the Junior 25 Plus and Vet 35 Plus!
Tristan Lewis, from Locust Grove, Georgia, finished 9th overall in the 85 (9-11) Stk
and 13th overall in the 85 (9-11) Modified. Congrats Tristan!
450 B Stock Top Finishers
Congratulations to Jeffrey Lewis on his 5th place finish in the 450B Stock class!
Jared Wiggins from Douglas, Georgia finished 3rd in the Youth Beginner (12-15).- his first time at Loretta's!
Congrats Jared from all of us in Georgia!
Grant Ransdell finished 4th overall in the 250 A class.
Grant had consistently strong motos all week long! Congrats Grant!
2010 AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Honda's Keith Dowdle, Assistant Manager for Honda Rider's Club of America, was on hand for the week.
Ziggy, always calm and collected,...but those gears are always turning! He's done an amazing job for Honda with his race team!
Tim Pressley, owner of AMP MX in Alabama was on hand to check out the week's racing and activities.
Alan McWilliams and Brad Anderson of RPM Motorsports kept the starting line running smoothly all week!
The guy hasn't raced for some time now, but check out that line for RC! Definitely the G.O.A.T.!
J.H. Leale and Ronnie Tichenor trading stories in Oakley's area.
My old buddy, Ronnie Tichenor.
Old school friends Jeff Emig and Anthony Paggio,.....
Checking out some of JGR's Spencer Bloomer's mods on Cooper Webb's Honda. Spencer and I worked together "back in the day".
Team Green's Doug Douchette and Ryan Collins have it covered under the green tent!
Todd Hicks of Fox is always at Loretta's supporting his riders.
Donnie Luce of Yamaha, one of the "good guys" of the sport!
My old co-worker and buddy, Ryan Collins, was on "loan" from the Technical Services department for the week.
Suzuki's "Jersey" Joe DaCosta has it covered under the Suzuki tent!
Alan Brutto, the ranch manager, backstage with Loretta Lynn after receiving his much deserved "Lifetime Achievement Award".
Alan Brutto, Aprile Brutto, Loretta Lynn, Shari & I after Alan received his award.
All of the fun stuff doesn't happen on the race track!
You can just hear them now, "Yeah, we had that one won, but........"
Shari and Cissy Lynn, Loretta's daughter, that owns the store across from the ranch entrance.
Colorado's J.J. Pauk getting ready for his second 450B Stock moto!
The "Nifty 50" class of 2010! Good job guys!
Now, where should we watch the races from? The mighty THOR tower or the cool Fox tower? Decisions, decisions!
Best place to watch the races from? The THOR tower, hands down! Thanks again Dave Gowland for the hook-up!
Coolest place to watch the races from? The Fox tower,....air conditioned, tinted windows, and a full blown lounge with cold beverages inside! Thanks for the hospitality Todd Hicks!
Jeff and Jeffrey Lewis getting ready for the start of the second 450B Stock moto.
Yep, he's riding again and is looking forward to next year already! Bad luck probably stole a race or two from RV this year.
Florida's own Kenny Keylon! It wouldn't be Loretta's without seeing Kenny and Renee Keylon!
Team Green's Lisa Hunt and Debbie Barilla after another long day at the track!
My wife, Shari, and MX Sports Tim Cotter. Tim introduced me to my wife at Loretta Lynn's in 1983! Yep, she can blame him!
Georgia's own Nick Gaines turned a head or two during the week! Great rides Nick!
David Buller of Acworth, Georgia has had better weeks! Hey, when the going gets tough,.........
North Carolina's Jacob Hayes put in some impressive rides in the A classes. Watch out for him next year!
Not too surprised that Massachusetts rider Keith Johnson cleaned up in the Vet 35+ class on his Jim Kooeinga tuned scooter! I've known Keith for 25 years and he's always a class act and one tough competitor!
One of my New England buddies, Jack Camelio. Jack pulled down a 4th overall in the Senior 45+ class!
How about Team Green's Justin Bogle? He was on fire during Ponca City and Loretta's!
Jackson Turpin added another Loretta Lynn's trophy to the Turpin collection. I know Grandpa John and Grandma Judy were happy!
Hero of the week: David Jones! This guy always smiles, and he put it to the Vet B/C 30+ class on a 5 year old KX125! That's right, a 125! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
Georgia's Colby Mullins made a name for himself this year on the national scene! On his first trip to Loretta Lynn's, he walked away with two second place overalls! One in the 250C Stock class and the other in the 250C Modified class. Quite an accomplishment!
I missed the chance to get a photo of Georgia's Bogen Cochran during the week, as he put in some excellent and impressive rides! Four podium finishes including a moto win in the third moto of the 450B Modified class! Yep, he's for real!
Another Georgia rider who I missed during Loretta Lynn's was Cordele's Gage Linville. Gage waxed the 51cc (4-6) AMA 1 Stock class, taking all three moto wins! Looks like Georgia's growing some strong talent in these 50cc riders!
The annual trip to the ranch isn't complete without a trip to Loretta Lynn's home.
Loretta's Plantation home. If you ever get the chance to take the tour, do so, as the house is just the way it was when the Lynn's lived there. And that's a fact,.....so says my wife!