ROAD TO THE RANCH
: LOGAN BEST
Logan Best made his racing debut at Loretta Lynn’s back in 2012 on a PW as so many aspiring motocross racers do. The following season he was able to achieve his first overall podium at the Ranch as he grabbed 3rd place in the 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited class, providing an insight into the future of his career. After a couple of years on a KTM in the 65cc classes where he grabbed a few top ten overalls, Best re-joined forces with bLU cRU in 2018 and immediately had success in Hurricane Mills. The Florida native hopped on the newly released (at the time) YZ65 and finished in 2nd place overall in both the 65cc (10-11) Limited and 65cc (7-11) classes, winning a moto in the process. Best contested the 85cc (10-12) classes last year and put himself on the overall podium for the second year in a row, continuing to build a foundation of confidence for the coming season. At the beginning of the 2020 racing season, the Yamaha rider was one of the most impressive competitors in the Mini Sr. classes, showcasing incredible speed to start the year. Following the hiatus from racing, Best returned to the gate at the Muddy Creek Southeast Youth Regional and grabbed two number one plates and two tickets for his efforts. Although he’s yet to win a title at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship, given his current form at this point in the season, he has to be considered one of the favorites.
How’d the Regionals go for you?
Regionals went amazing! I was able to win five out of six motos, with four out of six holeshots and was able to run a comfortable pace.
What’s a typical day of training been like for you getting ready for Loretta’s?
At South of the Border, we start the day off with stretching and each group gets a warm-up to break the track in. Track conditions and weather will dictate what track we ride. Then we will do a combination of motos and sections. I finish my day off with my workout program that is given to me by Coach Robb from MotoE.
Do you have a pre-race routine?
My pre-race routine starts the night before. I make sure my gear, goggles, boots, and all my stuff I need to ride is ready to go. My routine during the day at a race is very similar to a training day here at South of the Border
How do you recover after a twenty-minute moto in the brutal heat and humidity?
I try to get out of the sun and cool off, I also make sure that I have my recovery calories read
Is there one specific year at Loretta’s that has been the most memorable for you?
Every year is a memorable year because I’m progressing and getting closer and closer to a national title but the one year that really sticks out was the year I was not able to race due to a broken femur training for Loretta’s. That year was tough especially watching the races knowing that I should have been out there.
What do you think is the key to success at the Ranch?
The key to winning a title at the Ranch is consistency and conditioning because you have to put together three good motos.