Over the course of the 2020 racing season, Katie Benson has consistently been one of the top contenders in the Girls (11-16) and Women (12+) classes. The rider out of South Carolina started out her 2020 racing campaign at the Daytona RCSX in Florida, snagging a 3rd place finish in the Women (12+) Main Event. The Monster backed athlete completed a decently smooth transition to the YZ250F after spending the 2019 season focusing mainly on the smaller bike, commencing the new season with an impressive podium finish. Her speed on the four-stroke transitioned to the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship where she finished all three motos inside of the top ten. Still, the majority of her success came in the Girls (11-16) class. It was Benson’s last year of eligibility in the Girls class at Loretta Lynn’s and she was able to come away with the title after narrowly missing out on the overall victory last year, piecing together 1-1-3 moto scores in the process. Benson backed it up at the Baja Brawl about one month later in both classes as she recorded a solid podium performance in the Girls class, collecting 42 important Dirty 100 points which catapulted her to the top of the standings in a dead tie for 1st place. In the Women (12+) class, she managed to win all three motos and snag a perfect 50 points in the Dirty 100 standings, bringing her up to 2nd position within reach of the top spot heading into The Motoplayground Race at Ponca City.