Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
provided the perfect place
to finally start the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series
WORDS: JASON WEIGANDT
PHOTOS: ALIGN MEDIA
Everything in racing seems different this year, but between the Tuff Blox and banners, an old adage still proves true: For a rider to get a breakthrough, he almost needs a win to happen by accident. Once that happens, he knows he can do it again, again, and again.
Zach Osborne took advantage of his opportunity in Salt Lake City to win the final round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and the pattern was set. After a nearly two-month break, he won the 450 Class overall at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener. At round two, against rain, mud, a bike that didn’t start, and a day where he almost didn’t get to race, the Rockstar Husqvarna veteran ended up winning again. Scratch an impromptu Grand National Cross Country appointment from his schedule and you’ve got wins falling in Zach’s lap after a year and a half of struggling to make anything happen on 450s.
This phenomenon is weirdly normal in racing, and normal racing things are what we want most from the rest of 2020.