Greg Rand Featured in this Week's LLU Column

April 9, 2008 9:50am

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 9, 2008) -- Hillsboro, Ohio’s Greg Rand is featured on the latest Loretta Lynn’s university column at The LLU column will showcase graduates of the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. that have gone on to develop exciting careers.

MX Sports Director, Tim Cotter, said: “We always hear back from alumni who have graduated into careers outside the motocross industry and the new Loretta Lynn University column is a great place to catalog these amazing stories.”

The Loretta Lynn University column will be posted on every other Tuesday evening on It is the latest addition to the site, which already features The Pulse, a regular column featuring news and views associated with the Air Nautiques Amateur National Championship Finals.

The 2008 qualifying season got underway February 22 with the (52) Area Qualifiers, and concludes May 18. Step two of the qualifying process will be the (12) Regional Championships which will run from May 24-June 22. The 27th Annual Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will be held July 27 through August 3 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships
Produced by MX Sports, the Air Nautiques/AMA National Motocross Championships is the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. In 2007, more than 25,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,386 available gates at the National. In 2008, the National event, christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, will be held July 27–Aug. 3. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship title, most of today’s top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s. Sponsors include Air Nautiques, Amsoil, Cobra, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Gatorade, Parts Unlimited, Red Bull, Thor, Toyota, AGV, Alpinestars, Boyesen, Cti, DC Shoes, DeCal Works, FMF, Kicker, Moto Tees, Ogio, Renthal, Scott, Twin Air, Wiseco, and Racer X Illustrated.  For more information, please visit

About MX Sports
MX Sports is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit