Dunlop Tires Talks Up Loretta Lynn’s Title Sweep

Dunlop tires were mounted on every motorcycle that won a National title at the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship.

The following is from Dunlop Tires:

Buffalo, NY--Riders who chose to compete on Dunlop tires delivered a stunning sweep of all 36 championships at this year’s prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Dunlop’s Geomax® MX3S and new MX12 were the popular choices among the winners.

Unlike some previous years, track conditions were pristine and the few rain showers that blew through helped to keep the dust down. The all-new Geomax MX12 sand/mud tire made its Loretta’s debut at this year’s event, and proved to be the advantage riders were looking for during the early motos when the track was deeply tilled—especially off the line as MX12 riders nailed a ton of holeshots. This immediate success of the MX12 early in the week spoke volumes about how well this tire was received by the racers—especially at an event as important as this one. When track conditions changed and became more hard packed and rougher, the intermediate MX3S delivered the traction needed to help amass the championship sweep.

Four championships were won by Team Dunlop Elite riders, including Casey Cochran, Haiden Deegan, Ryder DiFrancesco, and Jett Reynolds. Dunlop Elite alumni grabbed three titles, including two for Garrett Marchbanks, and one for Hannah Hodges. Standout riders who won special awards were all Dunlop riders as well, including Ty Masterpool who won the Youth Rider of the Year award, Marchbanks who took the Amateur rider of the year trophy, and Vet Rider of the Year Mike Brown. The prestigious AMA Horizon Award, now dedicated to the late Nicky Hayden, was given to the rider who shows the most promise as they prepare to enter the professional ranks, and it went to Justin Cooper—who made his last amateur appearance at Loretta’s before making his professional racing debut with Star Racing Yamaha this coming weekend at Unadilla. We wish Cooper the best of luck.

“It has been a personal goal of mine to achieve a sweep for Dunlop Motorcycle Tires at Loretta’s since I started with the company four years ago,” said Rob Fox, Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “We felt very honored that so many riders tried the brand-new MX12, and trusted us enough to rely on Dunlop tires to help achieve their goals.”

Dunlop Tires would like to thank all the riders who competed at Loretta’s this year as we know merely qualifying for this major event is a huge accomplishment for the riders and their families.

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Championship results below. All the champions listed below won their titles on Dunlop Geomax tires.
Last Name First Name Nbr Class Brand Tire
COOPER JUSTIN 17 Open Pro Sport YAM Dunlop
MARCHBANKS GARRETT 82 250 B KAW Dunlop Elite Alumnus
DRAKE DEREK 33 250 B Limited KTM Dunlop
RODRIGUEZ RENE 91 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited YAM Dunlop
PAPI BROCK 44 450 B SUZ Dunlop
HASTINGS EZRA 51 450 B Limited YAM Dunlop
ALLEN WESLEY 50 450 C YAM Dunlop
BASSO TANNER 72 College (18-24) YAM Dunlop
BROWN MIKE 30 Junior (25+) HSQ Dunlop
PAINTER TAYLOR 44 Vet (30+) KAW Dunlop
BROWN MIKE 30 Senior (40+) HSQ Dunlop
WAGNER JAY 80 Senior (45+) SUZ Dunlop
GREWE JOHN 70 Masters (50+) KAW Dunlop
RINEHART ROXYN 52 51cc (4-6) Special LTD COB Dunlop
PALMER LANDON 85 51cc (4-6) Shaft Dr LTD YAM Dunlop
THURMAN WYATT 18 51cc (4-6) Limited COB Dunlop
ADAMS DREW 30 51cc (7-8) Limited COB Dunlop
JOHNSON KADE 17 65cc (7-9) Limited HSQ Dunlop
COCHRAN CASEY 66 65cc (10-11) Limited COB Dunlop Elite
DEEGAN HAIDEN 38 65cc (7-11) KTM Dunlop Elite
DIFRANCESCO RYDER 99 85cc (9-11) Limited KAW Dunlop Elite
REYNOLDS JETT 1 85cc (9-12) KAW Dunlop Elite
LEBLANC MATTHEW 32 Mini Sr 1 (12-13) KTM Dunlop
AMERINE KAEDEN 32 Mini Sr 2 (12-14) KTM Dunlop
MASTERPOOL TY 95 Supermini 1 (12-15) TM Dunlop
MASTERPOOL TY 95 Supermini 2 (13-16) TM Dunlop
BIESE CARTER 33 125cc (12-16) B/C HSQ Dunlop
GONZALES MASON 93 Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C YAM Dunlop
MARCHBANKS GARRETT 82 Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C KAW Dunlop Elite Alumnus
ALLRED TAYLER 34 Girls (11-16) KTM Dunlop
HODGES HANNAH 12 Women (12+) Amateur KAW Dunlop Elite Alumnus

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