The Fox Fifty: TennesseeThursday, August 5, 2010 | 5:30 PM
With much of the motocross industry gathered in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, for the 29th running of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, we’ve decided this would make a perfect week to feature the Volunteer State for our Fox 50 feature.
Tennessee is home to country music, the Grand Ole Opry and Muddy Creek Raceway, which is one of the finest motocross tracks east of the Mississippi. Tennessee is also home to the 2001 125cc AMA National MX Champion, Mike Brown, who resides in Piney Flats. He’ll definitely be in the running for Tennessee’s fastest motocross racer, as well as the following racers:
Nathan Ramsey (1999 Western Regional 125cc SX champion, Pontiac SX winner)
Jon Boruff (Fast local pro)
Ron "Wirehead" Jones (Fast national rider)
Bobby Terrell (Qualified for 125 SX main events in late ‘80s. Has several state championships)
Kenny Kizzar (1986 250 B Stock Loretta Lynn’s champion)
Gene McKay (Super fast mini racer who would beat the likes of Jeff Ward and Brian Myerscough, Got his pro license in 1976 and rode a few 125 Nationals and then vanished)
Mike Johnson (Kawasaki and Suzuki Rider in the ‘70s and ‘80s)
Andy Cate (Yamaha support rider. Won everything in sight in the ‘70s)
Ryan Yearwood (2009 Florida Supermoto Pro Class champion. Converted from motocross to Supermoto when AMA Supermoto came to Nashville)
Doug Harrington (Team Green expert in the ‘80s)
Hans Neel (Fast local pro and KTM support rider)
Jamie McCoy (Fast local pro)
Kevin Blaylock (Fast local pro)
Rick Anderson (Fast National pro)
Bob Collie (Fast national pro)
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