Yamaha racers won an impressive 11 of 35 available titles at the 29th annual Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championships in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on Aug. 3-7.
From four-year-olds competing on little PW50s to 50+ vets on fire-breathing YZ450Fs, blue-and-white motocrossers won a total of 34 motos during the week to claim more championships than any other brand.
Besides the wins, Yamaha racers added 11 more top-three finishes for a total of 22 championship wins and podiums.
Held at singer and actress Loretta Lynn’s dude ranch, the annual event is the gold standard for amateur motocross in the US, with a national-caliber track boasting some of the best dirt imaginable.
However, this idyllic setting was balanced this year by record-breaking heat early in the week, and then by thunderstorms and mud for the remainder. Yet these challenges hardly deterred the Yamaha contingent – least of all Kevin Walker who was already the most winning Loretta Lynn rider in history.
He took home an amazing 14th championship aboard his YZ450F adding further to his legacy.
Donnie Luce (Yamaha off-road racing coordinator) says: "It was an extremely challenging week and it never gets old seeing these Yamaha-mounted riders get the opportunity to put their name in the Loretta Lynn record book next to the legends of our sport."
The 2010 Loretta Lynn’s championship winners include:
Steel Gately/ 51cc Stock Shaft (PW)/ PW50
Chris Alldredge/ 85cc (12-14)/ Stock YZ85
Amanda Maheu/ Girls (12-15)/ YZ85
Alexah Pearson/ Women (14+)/ YZ250F
Ryan Breece/ 250C/ Stock YZ250F
Luke Renzland/ Schoolboy/ YZ125
Tyler Beremen/ Collegeboy (17-24)/ YZ450F
Ryan Baxley/ 450C/ YZ450F
Robbie Reynard/ 25+/ YZ450F
Kevin Walker/ 40+/ YZ450F
Doug Dubach/ 45+/ YZ450F