Welcome to the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, at the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch in scenic Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Racers compete nationwide from February through June in the various Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships to determine the final rider roster for the National.
Since its inception in 1982, the hope for this race by founders Dave Coombs Sr. and Paul Shlegel was to hold a championship amateur motocross race that was fair, safe and fun for all the riders and their families. A nationwide qualifying system ensures equal representation from all parts of the country. A track raced only one time a year ensures that no one will have a chance to ride or race on it before the rest of the competition arrives.
The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship has become the premiere amateur national series in the United States, and the proving grounds for America's future professional Supercross and Motocross heroes.
The racetrack is utilized just twice a year for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships (since 1982) and AMA ATV Motocross Championship (since 1985). A track used so little ensures a fair playing field, and no "hometown advantage," since no one will have a chance to ride or race on it before the rest of the competition arrives.