- 2017 Loretta Lynn's Amateur MX National
2017 Loretta Lynn's Amateur MX National
2017 Loretta Lynn's Amateur MX National
2017 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National
Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
This year marked the 36th annual running of the AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The prestigious land of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch makes for an incredible backdrop for this week-long event. Close to 1300 racers were able to qualify to do battle for the 32 national championships awarded at the ranch.
The Fox Am team had an incredible week’s worth of racing claiming 5 Amateur National Championships and 12 more podium positions. Also, on site was the current and 3 time WMX Champion Kylie Fasnacht who took home the victory with a 1-1 score in the final round of the WMX’s series.
The 2 highest scoring athletes on the Team this week were Garrett Marchbanks with double moto victories in the 250 B class and the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) class and, Ty Masterpool with double moto victories in the most prestigious races within mini bike racing the SuperMini 1 (12-15) SuperMini 2 (13-16) classes. Both riders outperformed all the other respected racers within the Amateur and Youth classes thus earning them The Amateur (Garrett Marchbanks) and Youth (Ty Masterpool) rider of the year awards from the AMA. Youth Rider of the year is based on his or her performances in the Youth classes at the Loretta Lynn’s National. The Amateur Rider of the year is based on the non A class rider that is predicted to have the most success as an A rider in his or her following year.
Garrett struggled with starts in his first couple of motos having to work his way through the pack to win. Shortly thereafter, Garrett would figure out the fast-right hand turn of Loretta Lynn’s and started to hole-shot and walk away with the win. Garrett went on to win 5 of his 6 motos for the week in very impressive fashion. Ty Masterpool on the other hand made life easy on himself in the early motos posting 3 podiums right off the bat. Ty struggled with horrible starts later in the week and was forced to claw his way back up from practically dead last to win each title. It was full on racing drama all the way to the end. Congratulations to Ty and his privateer victory winning on a TM branded motorcycle. A brand which has never won an AMA AM Motocross National event. The last history making moment is the three Masterpool boys are the only trio of brothers to have all won Championships at the ranch. Ty made that history making moment come true this past week for the family.
There was a ton of other great moto action amongst the team. John Grewe was able to capture another championship at the Ranch in the 50+ class and second in the 40+ class. As the series finished up at LL with the final motos of the WMX series, Kylie Fasnacht was able to bring home another event win to top off her 2017 Championship season in the WMX class. Ethan Mann was able to hammer down his final motos of the week in winning fashion claiming two 2nd over-all finishes in the Schoolboy 1 (12-16) and 125cc (12-16) classes. Jordan Jarvis had a great week of racing coming back from a major bike issue in the first moto of the womens (12+) amateur class to go DNF-1-1 and then 3-3-3 for 2nd over-all in the girls (11-16) class. Enzo Lopes (Brazil) had an epic week early on running down and catching the Horizon award winner Justin Cooper during a couple of motos. Enzo showed everyone what he was capable of under the pressures of the AM Nationals. Lastly, the father and son duo of Don and Preston Boespflug were on site to go racing. Watching this father and son work together to discuss lines on the track and moto finishes was a very cool story to follow throughout the week. Preston would end up 3rd OA in the 65cc (7-11) class and Dad (Don) would end up coming home 4th in the 50+ class.
Loretta Lynn’s – Top 5 results
AMA Amateur Rider of the Year
AMA Youth Rider of the Year
1st PLACE - CHAMPIONS
Garrett Marchbanks – 250 B
Garrett Marchbanks – Schoolboy 2 (12-17)
Ty Masterpool – SuperMini 1 (12-15)
Ty Masterpool – SuperMini 2 (13-16)
Kylie Fasnacht – WMX (Series Champion)
Wyatt Thurman – 51cc (4-6) Limited ** SHIFT **
John Grewe – 50+
Ethan Mann – Schoolboy 1 (12-16)
Ethan Mann – 125cc (12-16)
Stilez Robertson – SuperMini 2 (13-16)
Jordan Jarvis – Girls (11-16)
Andrew Matusek – 30+
John Grewe – 40+
Jake Masterpool – Open Pro
Ciaran Naran – 250 B Limited
Marco Cannella – 450 B
Preston Boespflug – 65cc (7-11)
Shelby Rolen – WMX (Series 2nd Place O/A)
Earl May – 50+
Austin Watling – 450 B
Stilez Robertson – SuperMini 1 (12-15)
Enzo Temmerman – 65cc (7-9) Limited
Don Boespflug – 50+
Ciaran Naran – Schoolboy 2 (12-17)
James Evans – 40+