ROAD TO THE RANCH: DREW ADAMS
Drew Adams’ first experience racing at the AMA Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship was in 2015, competing in the 51cc (4-6) Limited class aboard a Cobra. He earned a 5th place overall finish and made steady improvements throughout the week, landing on the podium in the third and final moto to clinch his spot within the top five. After an off-year in 2016, Adams returned to the Ranch as a Cobra Elite rider in 2017 and captured his first number one plate at Loretta Lynn’s in the 51cc (7-8) Limited class. That same year, the Tennessee native came up just short of another title in the 65cc (7-9) division but a win in the third and final moto wasn’t enough and he was forced to settle for 2nd position overall. Nonetheless, the Team Dunlop Elite rider returned the following season and redeemed himself in the (7-9) Limited class, winning all three motos in order to capture his second consecutive number one plate at the Ranch. Last year, Adams contested both the 85cc (10-12) classes aboard his KX85 and he did well as one of the youngest competing in the division, collecting 2nd place overall in the Limited class. The Team Green rider is back in the 85cc (10-12) classes for 2020 and he’ll be looking to do what he did back in 2018 and utilize his experience from last year to take home the title.
How’d the Regionals go for you?
They went alright, I ended up getting 2nd place in both of my classes and got my tickets to the Ranch.
What’s a typical day of training been like for you getting ready for Loretta’s?
We have been putting in hard days of training at Moto X Compound to get ready. Justin Barcia came and rode with us a couple of weeks ago and I got some pointers from him which was cool!
Do you have a pre-race routine?
No, I just go out there and try to do my best.
How do you recover after a twenty-minute moto in the brutal heat and humidity?
I start drinking water and rehydrating as quickly as possible to help get my body cooled down.
Is there one specific year at Loretta’s that has been the most memorable for you?
2017 because that was the year that I won my first championship.
What do you think is the key to success at the Ranch?
Being in shape so that you can do fast and consistent laps the whole time and be there for all three motos.