2013 Loretta Lynn’s Mid-South Rider Recap

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Casey Cochran shows off his number ONE plate

The 2013 Amateur Motocross National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s was definitely a great one for Mid-South riders!  Riders from the MXDS area filled almost every gate at the ranch this year, and showcased to the rest of the country the quality of competition we have here in the Mid-South.  For the first time to my knowledge two Memphis area riders were crowned champions.  Young Casey Cochran won the 51cc 4-6 Limited Class, Josh Cartwright brought home the number one plate in the College Boy class.  

2013 National Champions | Vurbmoto Champions Polaroid Gallery

Vurbmoto Champions Gallery

I know for many of our locals it was their first trip to the ranch.  They found the week to be really tough, but cherished the experience and can’t wait for a chance to return and race again.  Some suffered the heartache and disappoint of an injury that knocked them out of competition.

For every one that made it to the ranch there were hundreds that would have given anything to be in their place.  That’s what make this race so special.  There are no gimme’s, it takes hard work, dedication, and sacrifice to get there.  And it begins again right now, there is no break, no rest for the weary, the “Road to Loretta’s 2014” starts now.

Mid-South Racer Results

Open Pro Sport
Thomas Covington – Murrieta, CA by way of Vernon, AL – 5th Overall (6-5-4)
Cody Fincher – Dyess, AR – 31st Overall (33-32-29)

250A
Thomas Covington – Murrieta, CA by way of Vernon, AL – 4th Overall (5-4-9)
Cody Fincher – Dyess, AR – 31st Overall (35-25-30)
Brendan Harp – Gonzales, LA – 26th Overall (16-DNF-18)

450A
Brendan Harp – Gonzales, LA – 12th Overall (14-24-10).  Brendan ran a tribute to injured friend Justin Dykes at Lorettas.  MX Sports was kind enough to make sure that he received Justin’s #23 as his national number.  After a couple of months in two hosipitals Justin is make great strides at recovery and was able to be at Loretta’s for Friday and Saturday’s races.

Josh Cartwright courtesy of Raceday Pix

Josh Cartwright courtesy of Raceday Pix

250 C Limited
Logan Parks – Corinth, MS – 20th Overall (13-24-21)

250 C
Cody Wilson – Lake Cormorant, MS – 28th Overall (29-19-31)
Logan Parks – Corinth, MS – 13th Overall (32-8-13)

250 Limited
Hunter Hilton – Youngsville, LA – 8th Overall (10-11-6)

250 B Mod
Zach Bishop-Burnett – Arlington, TN – 6th Overall (6-11-12)

450 B Mod
Race Baker – Scott City, MO
Zach Bishop-Burnett – Arlington, TN – 13th Overall (21-2-25).  Zach had a great second moto in 450B.
Marvin Staser – Union City, TN - 41st Overall (29-DNS-DNS)
Judson Wisdom – Lawrenceburg, TN – 4th Overall (9-11-6)

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Brent Carson (Oxford, MS) rips a holeshot on Friday at the Ranch.

450 C
Brent Carson – Oxford, MS – 9th Overall (6-10-14)
Robert Dupuy – Walker, LA – 15th Overall (32-16-11) Robby progressed each moto and looks to be a major player next year.
Cody Wilson – Lake Cormorant, MS – 11 Overall (19-20-9)

2 Stroke B/C (16+)
Josh Cartwright – Memphis, TN Josh grabbed a holeshot on Friday and finished 4th Overall (15-2-5)
Malcomb Cupples – Henderson, TN – 31st Overall (34-18-33)
Logan Pollard – Martin, TN – 15th Overall (23-22-9)
Blake Taylor – Woodlawn, TN – DNS

Collegeboy B/C (16-24)
Josh Cartwright – Memphis, TN NATIONAL CHAMPION
Tristan Pickens – Adamsville, TN – Tristan grabbed a holeshot in Moto 1.  He finished 26th Overall (28-21-28)
Judson Wisdom – Lawrenceburg, TN – 9th Overall, I believe he lead some laps and very consistent motos (5-10-9)

Tristan Pickens grabs the holeshot in Moto 1 of College Boy

Tristan Pickens grabs the holeshot in Moto 1 of College Boy

Junior 25 Plus
Blair Miller – Memphis, TN – 12th Overall (18-13-14)

Vet B/C 30+
Matthew Colbert – Madison, MS – 5th Overall (7-9-7)
Nathan Hale – Dover, TN – 6th Overall (6-4-17)

Josh Cartwright battles for position on his way to a national championship in the College Boy Class.

Josh Cartwright battles for position on his way to a national championship in the College Boy Class.

Vet 35+
Jason Perry – Cordova, TN – 37th Overall (38-41-32)

Senior 45+
Rayford Collins – Allen, TX – by way of Jackson, TN – 12th Overall (12-10-13)

4-6 Shaft Drive Limited
Kaleb Hajj – Florence, MS – 22nd Overall (19-16-27)

4-6 Limited
Casey Cochran – Arlington, TN – 2013 National Champion (2-2-1)

65 7-9 Limited
Cody Fortenberry – Columbia, MS – 41st Overall (DNF-36-39)

65 10-11 Limited
Kimble Jett – Norwood, LA – 38th Overall (35-38-34)

65 7-11
Kimble Jett – Norwood, LA – 26th Overall (37-29-18)

85 9-11 limited
Kruz Sampson – Lebanon, TN – 13th Overall (25-13-13)
Palmer Neely – Covington, LA – 20th Overall (19-23-18)

85 9-11
Kruz Sampson – Lebanon, TN – 19th Overall (18-19-25)
Palmer Neely – Covington, LA – 29th Overall (24-21-38)

Super Mini 1
Skylar Whatley – Philadelphia, MS – Skylar suffered a mechanical breakdown and finished 41st Overall (37-DNF-DNS)

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Alabama native Thomas Covington ran some great motos this past week at the Ranch. Look for him in the Pro ranks soon.

Schoolboy 1
Tucker Maxwell – Cordova, TN – 10th Overall (9-8-15)
Crews Smith – Lawrenceburg, TN – I believe Crews had some bad luck in Moto 1 (DNF-DNS-DNS)
Matthew Weakley – Atoka, TN – 17th Overall (27-27-5)

Schoolboy 2
Tucker Maxwell – Cordova, TN – 13th Overall (10-22-21)
Hunter Hilton – Youngsville, LA – 24th Overall (9-DNF-22)

Girls 12-16
Phoebe Barber – Hoenwald, TN – Phoebe grabbed a holeshot on Tuesday and finished 10th overall (9-16-14)
Rhianna Bishop Burnett – Arlington, TN – 30th Overall (29-31-26)
Aspen Neely – Covington, LA – 16th Overall (30-9-9)

Girls 9-11
Gracie Sparks – Somerville, TN – 22nd Overall (20-21-23)

Women 14+
Sarah Taylor – Hartselle, AL – 13th Overall (13-16-20)
Aspen Neely – Covington, LA – 35th Overall (33-30-35)

Links/Credits

Holeshot Winners

Raceday Pix - http://racedaypix.photoreflect.com/

MXPTV - http://mxptv.com/ll2013/dubya-galfer-photo-reports-loretta-lynns/

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