36 National Champions Crowned at 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

MX Sports Celebrates First-Ever Live Network Television Coverage

HURRICANE MILLS, TN – August 3, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL wrapped up a weeklong competition on Saturday, officially crowning 36 National Champions at the evening’s award ceremonies. Adverse weather conditions presented additional obstacles for the racers but in the end, the 32nd annual championship proved to be one of the most historic events to date.

For the first time ever, Loretta Lynn’s was broadcast live on RacerTV.com all week long with the ultimate culmination on Saturday afternoon as the 250 A and 250 B final motos were broadcast live on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. In front of a mass audience on network television, 250 A National Champion Matt Bisceglia and 250 B National Champion Aaron Plessinger each put in a spectacular final moto to close out their week at the Ranch.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Aaron-Plessinger Aaron Plessinger

Not only did Aaron Plessinger secure a National title in both the 250 B class and 450 B Limited class, the Ohio native swept all six motos he entered this week. Bakersfield, California’s Jett Reynolds was only the second rider to go undefeated through all six motos en route to a 51 (7-8) and 65 (7-9) National Championship. Furthermore, Reynolds is the first rider since Davi Millsaps in 1997 to win a 51 and 65 title at Loretta Lynn’s in the same year.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Matt-Bisceglia  Matt Bisceglia

Other notable performances of the week include Weatherford, Texas native Matt Bisceglia, who captured the Open Pro Sport and 250 A National titles in his last visit to Loretta Lynn’s as an amateur. Ryan Surratt of Corona, Calif. also captured dual titles this week, taking home the Schoolboy 1 and Schoolboy 2 championships. Michigan’s Joey Crown put forth a dominant performance in the Youth division to capture the Mini Sr. (12-14) and Mini Sr. (12-14) Limited championships.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Jett-ReynoldsJett Reynolds

Each year the American Motorcyclist Association awards the coveted AMA Horizon Award to the rider showing the most promise for a professional career and the 2013 recipient was none other than two-time National Champion in 2013 Matt Bisceglia, who plans to make his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross debut with the GEICO Honda team this year at the Unadilla National. The Vet Rider of the Year Award went to Junior 25+ National Champion Timmy Ferry, while the Youth Rider of the Year was awarded to two-time champion in 2013 Jett Reynolds. The State Championship Award once again went home to California as the state captured the most National Championships throughout the week with eight total.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Jordon-SmithJordon Smith

Jordon Smith didn’t have a desirable start to the week with a DNF in the opening moto of the 250 B class but the Belmont, N.C. rider bounced back in the 250 B Limited class to claim the National Championship with a 1-1-1 moto score.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Luke-RenzlandLuke Renzland

In the 450 A class, New Jersey’s Luke Renzland earned his title in a hard fought battle with the second place finisher Jace Owen. The duo claimed the top two positions in every moto during the week but in the end, Renzland’s 2-1-1 moto score topped Owen’s 1-2-2 finishes.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Tyler-McSwainTyler McSwain

North Carolina’s Tyler McSwain went undefeated in the 450 B class to capture the National Championship, in addition to his second place finish in the 250 B class. California’s Adam Nickerson took home the 250 C Limited title with a final moto score of 3-1-2. Tauan Brenner of Antioch, Calif., consistently kept himself up front all week and with a 6-4-2 moto score Brenner claimed the 250 C title. Idaho’s Derek Valenzuela posted an almost perfect sweep in the 450 C class but his 1-1-2 scores awarded him the National Championship nonetheless.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Jerry-RobinJerry Robin

Jerry Robin was the talk of the year as the Minnesota native qualified to the National Championship aboard a 1985 CR 250 in the Two-Stroke B/C (16+) and 250 B classes. However, Robin encountered a mechanical issue in practice this week where he decided to compete in the Two-Stroke class aboard a borrowed 2007 machine instead, where he captured the National Championship with a 1-5-1 score. Tennessee’s very own Josh Cartwright secured the College B/C (16-24) championship with a moto score of 3-3-2.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Timmy-FerryTimmy Ferry

Dade City, Florida’s Timmy Ferry and Robbie Reynard of Oklahoma City, Okla. put forth an exciting battle in the final moto of the Vet (35+) class, where Reynard claimed the National Championship. However, Ferry answered back in the Junior 25+ class with a 1-1-1 sweep to take home the title. Trampas Parker and John Grewe battled for the Senior (45+) title but it was Parker who emerged victorious with two of the three moto-wins. California’s Kevin Foley claimed the Masters (50+) title with a final moto score of 1-1-2.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Michael-MitchellMichael Mitchell

Vet B/C 30 + champion Michael Mitchell of Union Grove, N.C. posted a three moto sweep en route to his title. Massachusetts rider Keith Johnson went 1-1-3 to claim the Senior 40 + National Championship in the final moto of the program on Saturday.

The 51cc classes produced exceptional competition despite the less-than-desirable track conditions at times. North Carolina’s Daxton Bennick went home with the 51cc (4-6) Special Limited National Championship with a three-moto sweep. The 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited class saw Georgia’s Levi Bolton claim the National Championship, while Tennessee’s Casey Cochran took the 51cc (4-6) Limited title.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Aiden-TijeroAiden Tijero

California’s Aiden Tijero and Texas native Ty Masterpool went head-to-head all week long and in the end, each rider claimed a championship of their own. Tijero captured the 65 (10-11) Limited title by virtue of 4-1-1 finishes, while Masterpool went 1-1-2 to capture the 65 (7-11) National Championship.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Jalek-SwollJalek Swoll

In the 85 divisions, Florida’s Jalek Swoll and Utah’s Garrett Marchbanks produced plenty of exciting race action, where both riders were rewarded with a National Championship. Swoll topped Marchbanks in the 85 (9-11) Limited class with 2-1-2 finishes, while Marchbanks emerged victorious in the 85 (9-11) class with a final moto score of 3-1-1.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Mitchell-HarrisonMitchell Harrison

Mitchell Harrison of Cairo, Georgia posted a 1-2-1 moto score to capture the Super Mini 1 (12-15) National Championship. Michigan’s Ashton Hayes took the Super Mini 2 (13-16) title after finishing 2-4-2 for the week.

2013-Loretta-Lynn's-Jazzmyn-CanfieldJazzmyn Canfield

Australian native Mackenzie Tricker claimed her first Loretta Lynn’s championship in the Women’s 14+ class with a strong 1-1-4 moto score. In the Girls divisions, it was once again the Florida rider Hannah Hodges who swept the (12-16) class while her Florida counterpart Jazzmyn Canfield went undefeated for the third straight year in the (9-11) class.

Here’s a look at the 2013 National Champions:

Class

Name

Hometown

Open Pro Sport

Matt Bisceglia

Weatherford, TX

250 A

Matt Bisceglia

Weatherford, TX

250 B Limited

Jordon Smith

Belmont, NC

250 B

Aaron Plessinger

Hamilton, OH

250 C Limited

Adam Nickerson

Chico, CA

250 C

Tauan Brenner

Antioch, CA

450 A

Luke Renzland

Hewitt, NJ

450 B Limited

Aaron Plessinger

Hamilton, OH

450 B

Tyler McSwain

Shelby, NC 

450 C

Derek Valenzuela

Athol, ID

Two-Stroke B/C (16+)

Jerry Robin

Hamel, MN

College B/C (16-24)

Josh Cartwright

Bartlett, TN

Junior 25+

Timmy Ferry

Dade City, FL

Vet B/C 30+

Michael Mitchell

Union Grove, NC

Vet 35+

Robbie Reynard

Oklahoma City, OK

Senior 40+

Keith Johnson

Carver, MA

Senior 45+

Trampas Parker

Okmelgee, OK

Masters 50+

Kevin Foley

Orange, CA

51cc (4-6) Special Limited

Daxton Bennick

Morganton, NC

51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited

Levi Bolton

Smyrna, GA

51cc (4-6) Limited

Casey Cochran

 Arlington, TN 

51cc (7-8) Limited

Jett Reynolds

Bakersfield, CA

65cc (7-9) Limited

Jett Reynolds

Bakersfield, CA

65cc (10-11) Limited

Aiden Tijero

Ripon, CA

65cc (7-11)

Ty Masterpool

Paradise, TX

85cc (9-11) Limited

Jalek Swoll

Silver Springs, FL

85cc (9-11)

Garrett Marchbanks

Coalville, UT

Mini Sr (12-14) Limited

Joey Crown

Metamora, MI

Mini Sr (12-14)

Joey Crown

Metamora, MI

Super Mini 1 (12-15)

Mitchell Harrison

Cairo, GA

Super Mini 2 (13-16)

Ashton Hayes

Rockford, MI

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

Ryan Surratt

Corona, CA

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C

Ryan Surratt

Corona, CA

Girls (12-16)

Hannah Hodges

Deland, FL

Girls (9-11)

Jazzmyn Canfield

Deltona, FL

Women (14+)

Mackenzie Tricker

Australia

That concludes the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Championship presented by AMSOIL at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Click HERE for all results from the 2013 National.

All RacerTV.com shows that were broadcast throughout the week can be found online at RacerTV.com. For more information on the event, please visit www.mxsports.com. For exclusive content and additional information follow Loretta Lynn MX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 50 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championships (June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 20,000 racers attempt to qualify in 36 classes for the 1,446 available positions at the National. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.

Red-Bull-AMA-Amateur-National-Championship

####