Every summer, amateur motocross riders from around the country make the pilgrimage to the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For the past 30 years, the Ranch has played host to the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, which is widely recognized as the premier event for the amateur level. Back for its second appearance, the Vance & Hines MX Team heads into Loretta’s with their eye on bringing home a national championship.
Leading the charge for the team will be Preston Tilford, who will be battling in the 250 A and 450 A classes. Competing in his second year in the A category, Preston will be looking to show the motocross world that he is ready to step up to the Pro level by achieving solid results at Loretta’s. Preston has proven that he will be a contender, having dominated the Southwest Regionals, in both the 250 A and 450 A classes.
If you’re a racer in the sport of motocross, it is inevitable that you will encounter injuries along the way. Unfortunately the injury bug got to V&H rider Steven Tokarski. While racing at the Southwest Regional, Steven suffered a crash that damaged ligaments in his hand. As a result he will not be fit to race at this year’s national championships. Steven will be working to rehab his hand and make a strong debut in the A class later this fall.
The team is traveling out to Tennessee this weekend to prepare for the week of racing, which starts on Tuesday, August 2nd. Keep up with all the action at vanceandhines.com and at facebook/vanceandhines.com.