Race Report: Loretta Lynn's, Day 5

Race Report Loretta Lynn's, Day 5

August 2, 2015 12:30am

Entering the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL, there was plenty of buzz around where highly touted amateur prospects such as Austin Forkner, Chase Sexton, Garrett Marchbanks, among others, would sign for future pro contracts. Today, at Loretta Lynn’s, we got one major question answered, as Forkner announced on the podium after his Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C win that he had signed a four year deal with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki. He later told us the plan is to do Daytona Amateur Supercross and another spring national before turning pro at Hangtown in 2016. We also hear that current Yamaha rider, Sexton, has a deal locked up with GEICO Honda, but nothing official has been announced.

On the track, Forkner got it done as well, adding to his 250 B title, which he locked up on Friday, with that Schoolboy win. He was later awarded AMA Motocross Amateur Rider Award, which recognizes the most outstanding non-A-class rider.

The highly coveted AMA Horizon Award came down to the wire, with as many as seven riders all having a shot. Last year’s AMA Motocross Amateur Rider recipient, Tristan Charboneau, was looking to throw his hat in the ring as well, as he led the opening laps of 450 A with a shot at the overall. But during a hotly contest battle with Bradley Taft and Josh Osby, the GEICO Honda rider suffered a mechanical, ending his day. Taft went on to claim the overall.

Austin Forkner is expected to turn pro at Hangtown in 2016.
Austin Forkner is expected to turn pro at Hangtown in 2016. Chase Stallo

Marchbanks, who grew up in Utah, but now trains at Club MX in South Carolina, didn’t disappoint, either, capturing his second Super Mini title today in Super Mini 2 (13-16) over Austin Black.

History was made today at the Ranch, as Bakersfield, California’s, Jett Reynolds put the finishing touches on perfect weekend in 85cc. Reynolds became the first rider to win consecutive titles in 51cc, 65cc and 85cc. Reynolds now has six Loretta Lynn titles and still several more years to go on minicycles. He’s still young enough to be racing in the 65cc class!

For more for the final day at the Ranch, check out the MX Sports press release below.

A mechanical would end Tristan Charboneau's day.
A mechanical would end Tristan Charboneau's day. Chase Stallo

The 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL came to a conclusion today with the fifth and final day of racing in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The last 17 races took place on the distinguished facility of Loretta Lynn Ranch, and there were a total of thirty-eight National Championships bestowed and four AMA specialty awards.

The coveted AMA Horizon Award is given to the A rider who shows the most promise as they prepare to enter the professional ranks. It was awarded to Yamaha's Benny Bloss who won the Open Pro Sport and finished third overall in 450 A. The newly crowned AMA Horizon Award winner plans to compete in the upcoming round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y.  

The AMA Motocross Youth Rider Award goes to a rider under the age of 16 chosen for his or her performance in the youth classes at Loretta Lynn Nationals. Youth riders who also participate in amateur classes will be considered, but only their youth class will be factored into the final decision. This year's recipient in the Youth division was Jett Reynolds, who swept all six motos in 85cc (9-11) and 85cc (9-11) Limited.

Jett Reynolds made history at the Ranch today.
Jett Reynolds made history at the Ranch today. Chase Stallo

The AMA Motocross Amateur Rider Award is designed to recognize an outstanding non-A-class rider at the Loretta Lynn National who is ready to make an immediate impact in the A-class competition. This year's recipient, Austin Forkner, plans to turn professional at the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season opener at Hangtown. Forkner finished first in 250 B and Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C.

The AMA Motocross Vet/Senior Rider Award acknowledges an outstanding rider over the age of 30 at the AMA Motocross National Championships. Results from all Vet classes are taken into consideration in selecting the winner. In an ultra-competitive division, Sebastian Tortelli proved to be a front-runner by capturing the Vet 35+ (2-1-1) title over Robbie Reynard (1-2-2). Tortelli finished second to Ricky Renner in 25 +, with Renner taking that title for the second-straight year. Renner wasn’t alone in repeating. John Grewe won the Senior 45+ title for the second-straight year, topping Barry Carsten, and Earl May won the Master 50+ to match his 2014 triumph, with Rodney Smith once again following home.

California added another State Championship award to the books by having the most racers out of any other state in the country to win the overall titles. 

Kawasaki owned the podium in the Vet 30+ class. Paul Perebijnos, former mechanic of professional rider Dean Wilson, prevailed in the final moto with a 2-2-1. Blake Keeton (1-3-5) followed in second and Charles Castloo (5-5-2) finished in third. Douglas Flinner (3-2-2), Terry Bostard (1-6-1), and Jay Wagner (9-3-3) were the top three in Senior (40+).

Tristan Charboneau, the 2014 AMA Motocross Amateur Rider award winner, had the fastest lap time of the week running a 1:53.547 and was leading in the 450 A championship, but unfortunately suffered a mechanical issue and DNF in the last moto opening up the number one spot. Bradley Taft (3-1-2) was right behind him and moved forward to take the title, with Josh Osby winning the moto. Darian Sanayei (2-3-6) and Benny Bloss (4-5-3) rounded out the podium.

Saturday's finale showcased some of the most exciting battles of the week, which included Justin Cooper adding to his College (16-24) championship, by sweeping every moto in Two-Stroke (16+) and College (16-24).

250 B Limited was jam-packed with good racing, but it ended up being Joey Crown claiming first with 3-1-1 finishes followed by Michael Mosiman (4-3-2) in second and Cole Barbieri (7-4-3) in third.

Garrett Marchbanks won both Super Mini classes.
Garrett Marchbanks won both Super Mini classes. Chase Stallo

Hannah Hodges ended her minicycle days with yet again another clean sweep of the Girls Sr. (12-16) over Jordan Jarvis (2-2-2) and Jamie Astudillo (3-3-3). In Girls Jr. (9-13) Jazzmyn Canfield dominated the field with 1-1-1 over Karly Morgan (4-2-2) and Tayler Allred (3-3-5).

Super Mini 1 (12-15) and Super Mini 2 (13-16) both belonged to the Garrett Marchbanks, who is moving up to the B class next year. Carson Mumford (1-4-4) clinched the title in Mini Sr. (12-13) with Jarrett Frye (2-2-2) and Joe Shimoda (4-2-3) finishing second and third respectively.

One classification below the 85cc are the 65cc classes, which KTM had a clean sweep in 65 (7-11) with Matthew Leblanc (1-2-1) winning, Maximus Vohland (3-1-3) and Hunter Yoder (4-3-5) following on the podium.

All three 250 C divisions ran in the final day of racing. Sam Franklin (1-2-2), Richard Taylor (5-1-1) and Devon Oxsheer completed the 250 C podium. Levi Newby (6-1-2) claimed his first ever National title in the 250 C (12-16) Limited with Gaige Demars (4-6-1) and Richard Taylor (1-2-8) finished out the podium in second and third. 250 C Limited saw Sam Franklin winning with a 1-1-2 and with Levi Newby (2-7-1) and Trevor Pavlik (4-5-3) rounding out the podium.

RacerTV.com provided over 40 hours of LIVE stream coverage of racing throughout the week and the archived footage is now available for viewing HERE. Complete results from the 2015 National Championship can be found HERE. For more information, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0084.

Please see below for the top 100 fastest lap times during the weeklong National.

Lap Time

Name

Class

01:53.5

Tristan Charboneau

450 A

01:53.7

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:53.7

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:53.9

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:54.3

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:54.5

Tristan Charboneau

450 A

01:54.6

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:54.6

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:54.7

Michael Mosiman

250 B

01:54.9

Justin Cooper

Two-Stroke (16+)

01:55.0

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.0

Justin Cooper

Two-Stroke (16+)

01:55.1

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:55.1

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.1

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.2

Sebastian Tortelli

Vet 35+

01:55.3

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:55.3

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.3

Michael Mosiman

250 B

01:55.5

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:55.5

Michael Mosiman

250 B

01:55.6

Jayce Pennington

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:55.6

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.6

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:55.7

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:55.7

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:55.7

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:55.7

Tristan Charboneau

450 A

01:55.8

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:55.9

Austin Forkner

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:55.9

Joey Crown

250 B Limited

01:55.9

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:55.9

Austin Forkner

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:56.0

Michael Mosiman

250 B

01:56.1

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:56.1

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:56.1

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:56.1

Sebastian Tortelli

Vet 35+

01:56.1

Bradley Taft

450 A

01:56.2

Bradley Taft

250 A

01:56.3

Joey Crown

250 B Limited

01:56.3

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:56.4

Justin Cooper

College (16-24)

01:56.4

Tristan Charboneau

450 A

01:56.4

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:56.4

Justin Cooper

Two-Stroke (16+)

01:56.4

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:56.4

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:56.4

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:56.4

Justin Cooper

College (16-24)

01:56.5

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:56.5

Darian Sanayei

450 A

01:56.5

Tristan Charboneau

250 A

01:56.5

Mitchell Falk

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:56.5

Joey Crown

250 B Limited

01:56.5

Mitchell Falk

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:56.6

Josh Osby

450 A

01:56.6

Lorenzo Locurcio

450 A

01:56.6

Josh Osby

450 A

01:56.6

Benny Bloss

450 A

01:56.6

Benny Bloss

Open Pro Sport

01:56.6

Sean Cantrell

250 B

01:56.6

Michael Mosiman

250 B

01:56.6

Darian Sanayei

250 A

01:56.6

Richard Jackson

450 B

01:56.7

Mark Worth

250 A

01:56.7

Benny Bloss

450 A

01:56.7

Austin Forkner

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:56.7

Jayce Pennington

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:56.7

Jayce Pennington

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:56.7

Jayce Pennington

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:56.8

Benny Bloss

450 A

01:56.8

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:56.8

Jon Ames

450 B

01:56.8

Benny Bloss

Open Pro Sport

01:56.8

Richard Jackson

450 B

01:56.8

Darian Sanayei

250 A

01:56.8

Richard Jackson

450 B

01:56.8

Sean Cantrell

250 B

01:56.8

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:56.8

Austin Forkner

250 B

01:56.9

Robbie Reynard

Vet 35+

01:56.9

Justin Cooper

College (16-24)

01:57.0

Benny Bloss

450 A

01:57.0

Joey Crown

250 B Limited

01:57.0

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:57.1

Darian Sanayei

450 A

01:57.1

Sean Cantrell

250 B

01:57.1

Lorenzo Locurcio

450 A

01:57.2

Chase Sexton

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:57.2

Richard Jackson

450 B

01:57.2

Darian Sanayei

450 A

01:57.3

Mitchell Falk

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

01:57.3

Sebastian Tortelli

Vet 35+

01:57.3

Michael Mosiman

250 B Limited

01:57.3

Lorenzo Locurcio

450 A

01:57.3

Chase Sexton

250 B

01:57.4

Austin Forkner

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

01:57.4

Justin Cooper

Two-Stroke (16+)