KATIE BENSON -WOMENS 12+

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Katie Benson completed a massive goal in her motocross career about a month ago as she won the first Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship of her career, winning two out of three motos in the Girls (11-16) class on her way to the title. The South Carolina native’s confidence was sky-high after her first title at the Ranch and she’s also been making rapid developments on her YZ250F since moving up to the big bike, showcasing her improvements in the form a 5th place moto finish in Hurricane Mills. She continued to improve throughout the month between Loretta Lynn’s and the Baja Brawl as she demonstrated in the Women (12+) class, winning all three of her motos in commanding fashion in the sands of Millington, Michigan. In the Girls (11-16) class, Benson also logged some solid results aboard her KTM Supermini with 2-2-5 moto scores for 3rd place overall. Nonetheless, she was incredibly impressive in the Women (12+) class as she not only won all three motos, but she did so by leading every single lap of racing action. Benson was able to clock the fastest lap in two out of the three races, rolling off of the pace a little bit in the third and final moto when the championship was practically in the bag. It was a great Labor Day Weekend for the #28 as she continues to build her confidence on the bigger bike, adding another number one plate to her collection at the one and only Baja Brawl.

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