Buffalo, NY--Winners choose Dunlop. At the 26th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, July 30-August 4, the proof was on the podium as 25 of the 33 champions rode to victory on Dunlop tires.
This year, thousands flocked to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch to be part of the nation’s top amateur motocross competition. By the final weekend, qualifying races narrowed the gigantic field down to over 1000 finalists, all of whom competed in three 20-minute motos to determine the national champions for 2007.
Honda’s Trey Canard, age 16, won the MX Lites A and MX Lites A Pro Sport classes, earning him the coveted AMA Horizon Award which is presented to the racer who shows the most promise for a pro career. Team Dunlop’s up-and-coming 85cc-class minibike stars rode extremely well too. Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo took two titles, the 85 (7-11) Modified title with 2-1-1 moto finishes and a 1-1-2 performance to win the 85 (7-11) Stock class. Suzuki’s Eli Tomac doubled as well, going 1-1-2 to win the Super Mini (12-15) class and 1-3-1 to take the 85 (14-15) Modifieds. Cobra’s Mark Worth put in a 1-2-1 showing to take the top slot in 51 (7-8) AMA 2 Stock. Runner-up honors went to Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett in Super Mini (12-15) and KTM’s Jacob Hayes in 85 (12-13) Stock, while third-place performances were carded by Hondas’ Brandon Mays in both 85 (12-13) Stock and 85 (12-13) Modified.
Dunlop salutes all of the champions and every competitor who suited up for AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships.
AMA National Motocross Champions - Dunlop-Support Riders (25 of 33 Classes)
1. MX Lites C Modified - Josh Lajiness (Honda)
2. MX Lites B Modified - Les Smith (Honda)
3. Motocross A - P J Larsen (Kawasaki)
5. 85 (12-13) Stock - Jason Anderson (Suzuki)
6. Motocross B Stock - Vince Friese (Honda)
8. 65 (7-11) Modified - Jesse Masterpool (KTM)
11. Schoolboy (12-15) - Blake Wharton (KTM)
12. Senior 45 Plus - Raymond Niebel (Kawasaki)
13. Motocross C - Garrick Noble (Honda)
14. MX Lites A/Pro Sport - Trey Canard (Honda)
15. Super Mini (12-15) - Eli Tomac (Suzuki)
16. Motocross B Modified - Les Smith (Honda)
17. 85 (7-11) Modified - Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
18. Vet B/C 30 Plus - Allan Assaf (Honda)
21. MX Lites Schoolboy (14-16) - Steven Clarke (Suzuki)
22. 65 (7-9) Stock - Alexander Frye (KTM)
24. MX Lites A - Trey Canard (Honda)
25. MX Lites B Stock - Michael Hall (Kawasaki)
26. 85 (12-13) Modified - Jason Anderson (Suzuki)
27. 85 (7-11) Stock - Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
28. Four Stroke - Tyler Wharton (KTM)
29. 85 (14-15) Modified - Eli Tomac (Suzuki)
30. Senior 40 Plus - Doug Dubach (Yamaha)
32. 51 (4-6) Stock Shaft Drive Oil Injected - Adam Bestafka (Yamaha)
33. 51 (7-8) AMA 2 Stock - Mark Worth (Cobra)
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