The first moto of the first AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch goes off in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The Open A moto is won by TNT Honda rider Emery Anden of Pennsylvania.
Among the standout stars of that first Loretta Lynn's were Ron Lechien of El Cajon, California, Michigan's Eddie Warren, Texan Danny Storbeck, California's Paul "Hollywood" Denis, and Washington's Larry Ward.
The last motos of a muddy 1995 Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur National Championships go off, the whole event shortened by one moto per class, as MX Sports could only squeeze in two motos amid all of the muck. Among the minicycle class winners were Mike Alessi (51cc Stock 4-6), James Stewart (65cc Stock 7-9), Travis Pastrana (85cc 7-11), Justin Buckelew (85cc Stock 12-13), Ernesto Fonseca (85cc Mod 12-13), Ricky Carmichael (85cc Stock and Mod 14-15), Shae Bentley (105cc Super Mini), Brock Sellards (125 B Modified), and Casey Lytle (250 B Mod). All of them would go on to win at least one SX main event or MX pro national.
James Stewart appeared on the cover of the 1995 Loretta Lynn's program, shot the previous year when he was still on a 51cc YZinger.
At the Citadel in Namur, Belgium, Suzuki's Roger DeCoster and Husqvarna's Heikki Mikkola tied in points in the 500cc Grand Prix of Belgium. Mikkola won the first moto with DeCoster behind him; Roger won the second moto with Heikki behind him. DeCoster won the overall based on elapsed time, and the 500cc crown would have to be decided one week later in Luxembourg.
The way we were, 1974 (Indian Minicycles)
Meanwhile, in Mikkola's home country of Finland, the second-to-last 250cc Grand Prix was happening and Puch rider Harry Everts took the win with 1-4 moto scores to top defending 250cc World Champion Hakan Andersson went 3-2. The title combatants, Russia's Gennady Moiseev and Czech rider Jaroslav Falta, each had one good moto and then DNF'd the other.
Honda's Jean-Michel Bayle clinched the '91 AMA 250cc National Championship, adding it to the AMA Supercross title he had clinched earlier in the summer. Bayle went 4-2 at Southwick to secure the points he needed over his teammate, the two-time defending champ Jeff Stanton, who went 1-1 at Southwick.
In the 125 Class Kawasaki's Mike Kiedrowski out-dueled PEAK/Pro Circuit Honda rider Steve Lamson and Suzuki's Guy Cooper, the defending 125 National Champion.
In a stunning turn of events 250 class series points leader Jeremy McGrath injures his ankle at Spring Creek in Millville, MN, allowing Kawasaki's Jeff Emig to close in on him in the points. Emig goes 1-1 while McGrath, the defending series champion, can only muster 9-7 moto finishes through the pain. With his teammate Ryan Hughes finishing second and the Great Western Bank Kawasaki team's Phil Lawrence third, it's a 1-2-3 sweep for Kawasaki.
Honda's Steve Lamson wins the 125 Class over Yamaha's John Dowd and Honda of Troy rider Michael Craig.