Dunlop: 42nd running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s


Rancho Cucamonga, CA: At this year’s 42nd running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s, Dunlop riders dominated once again, winning 30 out of a possible 36 titles. This performance continues to give Dunlop a winning record at Loretta’s nobody can touch: Over the past ten years, Dunlop riders have won an incredible 93% of the possible championships at Loretta’s—including winning every title two years in a row.

This year, the weather was hot, humid, and rainy! Tire selection was key, and it was time for the Geomax MX14 to shine. All classes had to overcome the tough, muddy, technical conditions for their third motos to determine the class champions. The conditions were so intense that no racer won all six of their motos in two classes.

Team Dunlop Elite alum riders took home four championships this year. Daxton Bennick stood out among the riders, going 1-1-1 in the open pro sport class, while other alums such as Gavin Towers, Kyleigh Stallings, and Casey Cochran each grabbed titles for Team Dunlop. In addition, current Team Dunlop Elite riders Seth Dennis, Gavyn Welzien, Eidan Steinbrecher, Kade Nightingale, Beckham Smith, and LaLa Turner all had a great week with numerous visits to the podium.

Dunlop riders won four of the specialty awards, which are presented to riders with outstanding performances during the six-day event. Dunlop rider Klark Robbins received the AMA Motocross Youth Rider of The Year Award. Dunlop-mounted rider Jeremy Fappani was awarded the AMA Motocross Amateur Rider of The Year Award. Team Dunlop Elite alum Gavin Towers won the US Airforce award. And Team Dunlop Elite alumni Daxton Bennick
earned the coveted AMA Nicky Hayden Horizon Award in his last amateur race before turning pro, winning the Open Pro Sport class and finishing second in the 250 Pro Sport class.

“It was a long, hot, humid, and wet week filled with a lot of great racing. For no one to sweep all six of their motos shows how tight and unpredictable the racing was,” said Rob Fox, Dunlop Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “The weather threw a curveball for the third motos, and I am so glad that we have our Geomax MX14 sand/mud tires available for all sizes of racers. Prior to rain on the final days, the all-new
MX34 front and rear tires were well received and perfect for the track. During/after the rain, the MX14 rear and MX34 front were the tires to have on the technical racetrack. We know riders have a choice in tires, and we want to thank all the riders for choosing Dunlop.”

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