LORETTA LYNN REGIONAL
After many months of speculation and uncertainty, Loretta Lynn Regionals were back this weekend under the newly formed Super Regional format that MX Sports put in place about a month ago. Vet and Amateur Regionals kicked off all over the United States this past weekend. Amateur Regionals took place at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania as well as a combined Amateur / Vet Regional at Deseret Peak in Grantsville, Utah. Aonia Pass held a Vet Regional in Washington, Georgia while Riverside Raceway in Winterset, Iowa played host to a Vet Regional as well. We’re going to take a look at the results from all four races this past weekend and give you a rundown of what you need to know as the Road to Loretta’s resumes in 2020.
In the Open Pro Sport and 250 Pro Sport class, Mason Gonzales and Stilez Robertson took the top honors at the Aonia Pass Regional in Georgia. The Rock River backed Yamaha ride of Gonzales dominated proceedings in the Open Pro Sport category, taking the top spot in all three motos to earn his ticket to the Ranch in fine style. Meanwhile, Seth Hammaker rounded out the podium in 3rd position and Robertson claimed the 2nd spot. In the 250 Pro Sport class, Robertson took control of all three motos and was the first to the checkered flag in all three instances, completing a sweep of his own, beating out Gonzales and Hammaker who finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. In the Open Pro Sport and 250 Pro Sport classes at Riverside Raceway, EBR Performance Yamaha’s Jesse Flock proved to be the man to beat. The Oklahoma native won three out of six motos and claimed the number one plate in both classes, besting Michael Hicks and Bryce Hansen in Open Pro Sport and Joshua Boaz and Logan Boye in 250 Pro Sport. Further west at Deseret Peak out in Utah, Dilan Schwartz was the top dog in both of the A classes, sweeping all six motos in both classes. The Bar X Motorsports Chaparral Suzuki rider topped the Open Pro Sport class ahead of Ben Evans and Max Miller and stood atop the 250 Pro Sport class ahead of the Orange Brigade duo of Miller and Joshua Varize.
The B class was stacked at Deseret Peak with the Team Green Kawasaki and Star Racing Yamaha Factory efforts in full force. Chance Hymas showcased the same speed that he demonstrated during the spring, claiming the number one plate in 250 B with 2-1-2 finishes ahead of Nick Romano in 2nd and Jett Reynolds in 3rd while Matthew LeBlanc and Hunter Yoder rounded out the top five. Reynolds went 1-1-2 in the 450 B class, making a statement with consecutive moto wins in a highly competitive field while Yoder finished 2nd with a trio of 3rd place finishes and Romano went 2-2-5 for 3rd overall. In the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class, Hymas repeated the same feat as the most consistently fast rider, claiming the top spot with 2-1-4 moto scores. Factory Connection Honda supported Hunter Yoder finished off strong with a pair of 2nd place finishes in the second and third moto, putting himself in 2nd place overall while Reynolds rounded out the overall podium in 3rd. LeBlanc finished 4th overall although he impressed with a moto win in the third race just as Romano won the first moto but ultimately finished 5th place overall. In the 250 B class at High Point in the Northeast Regional, Jack Chambers bounced back from a hard crash in his first moto of the weekend and put together 1-2-1 finishes to take the top spot ahead of Wyatt Liebeck in 2nd and Nate Thrasher in 3rd. Liebeck rose to the occasion in the 450 B class with 1-2-1 moto scores while Thrasher translated a second moto win to a 2nd place overall, followed by Luca Marsalisi in 3rd place overall. Gage Linville swept all three motos in the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class, heavily impressing in all three races while Liebeck recorded a trio of 2nd place finishes for 2nd overall with Gage Stine rounding out the podium in 3rd.
In the various 125cc classes, both Evan Ferry and Stine separated themselves as the two fastest riders that showed up to compete at High Point. Ferry swept all three of his motos in the 125cc (12-17) B/C class, beating out Linville in the second and third moto to claim the top spot. Linville finished in 2nd position with 1-2-2 scores while Stine rounded out the rostrum with 2-3-3 moto finishes. In the Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C class, Stine was able to get the better of Ferry as he compiled 1-2-1 moto finishes in order to best Ferry’s 1-1-2 moto scores. Aiden Dickens finished 3rd with 2-5-3 moto scores, completing the top three.
The Loretta Lynn Regionals continue this coming weekend at Pleasure Valley Raceway (Vet), Baja Acres (Youth), Ponca City (Amateur), and Deseret Peak (Youth) as racers from all across the nation continue their path to the 2020 Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship.
Click the links below to view the full results from this past weekend:
Aonia Pass - http://llr2.escoremx.com/class.asp?e=1&c=all
Deseret Peak - https://resultsmx.com/2x/class.asp?c=all&e=1