LORETTA LYNN REGIONAL COVERAGE
June 15th 2020
The second weekend of the Loretta Lynn Regionals took place from Friday to Sunday, hosting races across the country to provide the nation’s best amateur racers an opportunity to seize a spot on the gate for the National Championship in August. A Northeast Vet Regional took place at Pleasure Valley Raceway in Seward, Pennsylvania while Millington, Michigan played host to a Youth Regional at Baja Acres. Ponca City hosted an Amateur Regional in none other than Ponca City, Oklahoma and racing returned to Deseret Peak for the second weekend in a row as the Grantsville, Utah hosted a Youth Regional.
First, we’ll take a look at both of the Youth Regionals with the focus on the 51cc classes. Kade Nightingale took the top spot in the 51cc (4-6) Jr. Limited class at Baja ahead of Alan Scott and Jeter Ramirez, while also grabbing the number one plate in the Mini-E (4-6) Jr. class. In the 51cc (7-8) Sr. Limited class, Travis Schneider put himself in the top spot at Baja by winning all three of his motos ahead of Carson Wittman in 2nd place and Brayton Kreglow in 3rd. At Deseret Peak, Jaydin Smart took the number one plate in the 51cc (4-6) Jr. Limited class with a trio of moto wins ahead of Ryden Morgan and Jase Sonnenberg, matching Nightingale with an additional number one plate in the Mini-E (4-6) Jr. division. In the 51cc (7-8) Sr. Limited class, Braxtyn Mes compiled 4-1-2 moto scores for the top spot on the overall podium ahead of Tayce Morgan in 2nd and Maddox Temmerman in 3rd.
In the 65cc classes, Ryder Ellis established himself as the front runner in both the (7-9) stock and mod classes, winning five out of six motos. In the (7-9) Limited class, Brody Moss and Ryder D’Arrigo rounded out the rest of the podium while Tayce Morgan and Maddox Temmerman finished 2nd and 3rd in the (7-9) class. At Baja Acres, Mavrik Gish put himself on top of the overall podium in the 65cc (7-9) Limited class in front of Braydan Comerford in 2nd place and Travis Johnsmeyer in 3rd position. In the (7-9) class, Gage Dunham snagged 1st place with three moto wins ahead of Comerford in 2nd place and Gish in 3rd. In the 65cc (10-11) Limited class, Seth Dennis won two out of three motos and landed in 1st position but he was protested by another rider and his bike was deemed to be illegal as his wheelbase broke regulations by ⅛ of an inch. Canyon Richards inherited the top spot ahead of Caden Dudney in 2nd and Brody Barth in 3rd. In the 65cc (10-11) class, Dennis won all three motos and grabbed the number one plate ahead of Dudney in 2nd position and Deacon Denno in 3rd. At Deseret Peak, Vincent Wey won the overall in the 65cc (10-11) Limited class ahead of Grayson Townsend in 2nd place and Dannyn Reed in 3rd with the exact same podium result in the (10-11) mod class.
The 85cc classes were stacked with talent at both Regionals as Enzo Temmerman rose to the occasion in the 85cc (10-12) Limited class, finishing ahead of Alvin Hillan in 2nd and Landen Gordon in 3rd. Both Temmerman and Hillan finished 1 and 2 in the (10-12) mod class, respectively, while Evrett Clarke grabbed the final podium position. In both of the Mini Sr. classes, Haiden Deegan won both number one plates ahead of Jace Allred and Noah Viney in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Back at Baja, Luke Fauser got the better of Drew Adams in the 85cc (10-12) Limited class with 1-2-1 moto scores to Adams’ 1-1-2 results while Kade Johnson rounded out the podium. Fauser also put his Orange Brigade KTM on the top step of the podium in the 85cc (10-12) class with Adams in 2nd and Johnson in 3rd, mirroring the stock class. Krystian Janik topped the podium in Mini Sr. 1 with 4-1-1 moto scores while James Clough snagged 2nd place and Gavin Betts finished in 3rd. In the Mini Sr. 2 class, Carter Malcolm took the top spot ahead of Clough and Betts in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Mark Fineis was the rider to beat in both of the Supermini classes at Baja, winning all six of his motos to take both number one plates. Janik and Betts finished behind him in 2nd and 3rd in Supermini 1 while Gavin Towers and James Harrison finished in 2nd and 3rd in the Supermini 2 category. At Deseret Peak in Utah, Ryder DiFrancesco won all three motos in the Supermini 1 and finished in 1st position overall, besting Benjamin Garib in 2nd position and Slade Varola in 3rd. In Supermini 2, Garib grabbed the top spot with all three moto wins ahead of Gage Wilcox in 2nd place and DiFrancesco in 3rd.
Max Vohland won five out of six motos in the 125cc and Schoolboy 1 classes at Deseret Peak, earning two number one plates, while Hunter Cross and Talon Hawkins swapped 2nd and 3rd place overall finishes in both classes. At Ponca City, Crockett Myers pieced together 1-2-2 moto finishes in order to take the top spot in the 125cc (12-17) B/C class in front of Brock Walker in 2nd position and Larry Reyes Jr. in 3rd position. In the Schoolboy 1 class, Walker won two out of three motos to earn the number one plate while Reyes Jr. and Myers finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The B class had some stiff competition at Ponca with the likes of Levi Kitchen, Chance Hymas, and Kaeden Amerine in attendance. Kitchen grabbed the number one plate in the 250 B class after 2-1-1 moto scores, besting Lane Allison who finished in 2nd and Eddie Norred who finished 3rd. Amerine grabbed 4th after a 17th place finish in the first moto and Hymas didn’t complete the final moto because he had already qualified in the 250 B Class at Deseret Peak one week ago. Kitchen repeated the same impressive performance in the 450 B Class, rising to the occasion on his Rock River Yamaha backed ride with another trio of 1st place finishes. Hymas grabbed 2nd in all three motos to secure 2nd place overall and Alexander Vestal rounded out the overall podium with a 3rd place finish. In the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class, Amerine put his EBR Performance Yamaha on the top step of the podium while Allison landed in 2nd position overall and Kimble Jett finished in 3rd.
At Pleasure Valley Raceway for the Vet Regional, Vincent Luhovey Jr. grabbed 1st place overall in the 250 Pro Sport class with 2-2-1 moto scores ahead of Jack Rogers in 2nd place and Trevor Schmidt in 3rd position. In the Open Pro Sport category, Darryn Durham put himself in the top overall position with 1-2-1 moto scores ahead of Devin Simonson in 2nd position and Luhovey Jr. in 3rd place.
Follow the links below for the full results from the Regionals this past weekend:
Ponca City: http://llr1.escoremx.com/class.asp?e=1&c=all
Baja Acres: https://resultsmx.com/baja/class.asp?c=all&e=1
Deseret Peak: https://resultsmx.com/2x/class.asp?c=all&e=1
The Loretta’s Regionals will return to action this coming weekend with racing happening at Muddy Creek Raceway in Tennesee, Ironman Raceway in Indiana, Freestone Raceway in Texas, and Fox Raceway in California. Check back at the beginning of next week for the nitty-gritty on what happened on the road to the Ranch.