SOBMX Loretta Lynn's ReportTuesday, August 6, 2013 | 12:55 PM
SOBMX riders earned ten top 10 finishes, three podiums and one championship at the prestigious Red Bull AMA Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s ranch. Jerry Robin led the way with a National Amateur Championship in the 2-stroke class going 1-5-1 for the overall. Robin also made national news by riding his 1985 Honda CR250 to 11th place in the hotly contested 250B mod class. California rider, Robert “Monty” Wilson, was second in Collegeboy winning the first moto! Monty also scored an 8th in 450B.
At week’s end Jordan Jarvis put her Yamaha on the second step of the podium going 2-2-2 for 2nd overall in the Girls 9-11 class. Jarvis also competed with the boys finishing 26th. Making her debut in the Girls 12-16 class and finishing 9th was team rider Jamie Astudillo. Cody McCulloch had the fastest lap times in two of the three Collegeboy motos and finished in the 4th spot overall. McCulloch battled challenging muddy conditions to finish 8th in the 450B Limited class.
Kyler West had the speed to win the Schoolboy 2 class. Crashes kept him off the podium relegating him to the fourth spot. West also finished 11th in Schoolboy 1. Bradley Taft won moto two of Schoolboy 1 en route to a 7th overall finish.
Our youngest rider, six year old Austin Schafer made his first visit to the ranch a successful one. Schafer competed in the 50cc 4-6 Shaft Drive Limited. After being involved in a multi-bike pileup in moto 1, Schafer rebounded to finish 5th in moto two and won the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Award in moto three. Austin finished up the week on the awards stage with an 8th place overall finish. Brian Espinoza also put his 50cc 7-8 Limited class bike into the 8th overall spot.
Brandon Hartranft, Timmy Crosby, and Devin Simonson scored top 20 finishes in the Schoolboy, and 65 classes! Will McRacken battled the tough conditions to put in some inspiring rides including a 4th place moto finish in Two Stroke and a 9th place moto finish in Schoolboy 1.
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