Caden Dudney established himself as one of the top 65cc racers in the country last year with a 5th place overall in the 65cc Dirty 100 rankings as well as the first Loretta Lynn’s title of his career. The Texan moved up from the (7-9) age group to the (10-11) classes this year, making a smooth transition between the two as he continued the same podium form from 2019. Dudney’s most challenging round of the season came back in March at Spring A Ding Ding as a hard crash in practice the tone for the weekend. Although he wasn’t feeling one hundred percent, the Texan was able to earn 6th place in the 65cc (10-11) class and 7th overall in the 65cc (7-11) class, earning valuable Dirty 100 points in the process. In addition to his time in the 65cc classes, he also gained some experience in the 85cc (9-11) Limited division and came away with a 7th place overall. After many consecutive months away from racing due to the pandemic, Dudney returned to action at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship with a very determined attitude. The KTM rider finished two-thirds of his motos inside of the top five and would’ve likely earned two top five overalls if not for a DNF in the third 65cc (10-11) Limited moto. Regardless, Dudney was able to secure 40 points in the 65cc (10-11) division in the form of a 4th place overall finish, filling his confidence prior to the Baja Brawl. The young Texan was able to match the same speed that he showed last year at Baja Acres as he came away with a pair of 2nd place overall finishes in the 85cc (9-11) Limited and 65cc (7-11) class as well as an overall victory in 65cc (10-11). The Fly Racing backed rider’s success in Michigan was crucial to his position in the Dirty 100 rankings, moving him up to 5th in the 65cc (7-11) category and 3rd in the 65cc (10-11) division. The 85cc (9-11) Limited class might be the tightest points battle of all as Dudney sits in 2nd position, 14 points behind Seth Dennis and only one point ahead of Landon Gibson in 3rd.