36/36 Championships isn’t bad as Dunlop riders bring home a full sweep of championships raced at Loretta Lynn’s.
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DUNLOP RIDERS SWEEP EVERY TITLE AT 36TH ANNUAL LORETTA LYNN’S
Buffalo, NY: Riders who chose to compete on Dunlop Tires delivered a stunning sweep of all 36 championships at this year’s prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Dunlop’s Geomax® MX3S and new MX12 were the popular choices among the winners.
Unlike some previous years, track conditions were pristine and the few rain showers that blew through helped to keep the dust down. The all-new Geomax MX12 sand/mud tire made its Loretta’s debut at this year’s event, and proved to be the advantage riders were looking for during the early motos when the track was deeply tilled—especially off the line as MX12 riders nailed a ton of holeshots. This immediate success of the MX12 early in the week spoke volumes about how well this tire was received by the racers—especially at an event as important as this one. When track conditions changed and became more hard packed and rougher, the intermediate MX3S delivered the traction needed to help amass the championship sweep.
Four championships were won by Team Dunlop Elite riders, including Casey Cochran, Haiden Deegan, Ryder DiFrancesco, and Jett Reynolds. Dunlop Elite alumni grabbed three titles, including two for Garrett Marchbanks, and one for Hannah Hodges. Standout riders who won special awards were all Dunlop riders as well, including Ty Masterpool who won the Youth Rider of the Year award, Marchbanks who took the Amateur rider of the year trophy, and Vet Rider of the Year Mike Brown. The prestigious AMA Horizon Award, now dedicated to the late Nicky Hayden, was given to the rider who shows the most promise as they …read more