Congratulations to the MTF trained riders at the recently completed Red Bull AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National. Jordon Smith riding for Geico Honda won a championship in the 250B limited class, winning all 3 motos. Also in the 250B limited class Keith Tucker finished with a 3rd place overall, Martin Castelo was 5th and Nathan Haas took 7th.
In the Open Pro Sport class Paul Coates rode well all week and finished 4th and Hayden Mellross, despite a broken scapula suffered in Monday practice, impressed with 6, 5, 4 finish in the 450A class. Nick Ferrell improved in every moto during the week and took 3rd in Saturday’s 450B limited for a 3rd place overall.
In the schoolboy 1 class Lorenzo Locurcio saved his best for last coming through the pack to take a 4th in moto 3, good enough for a 3rd place overall finish. Lorenzo also took a 5th overall in the Schoolboy 2 class.
Hannah Hodges made a clean sweep of the girl’s 12-16 class winning a 3rd straight moto for the championship and Mackenzie Tricker won two out of three motos in the women's class to turn last year's disappointment into this year's joy. Mackenzie flew straight to LA after her moto win to compete in the X-Games.
Although Jordon Smith (Geico Honda) and Dakota Alix (Red Bull KTM) will remain amateurs both Anthony Rodriguez (Myplash Star Yamaha) and Paul Coates (Valli Motorsports Yamaha) will look to turn pro for upcoming outdoor nationals and/or supercross.
Good luck to these riders as they join recent MTF graduates Gavin Faith, Kyle Peters and Joey Savatgy in pursuing a professional career.
Based in Cairo Georgia, MTF combines the latest in sport science technologies with over a decade of experience to offer complete motocross training programs for riders of all ages and abilities.