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The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch saw a number of Australian riders put in strong rides to secure top-10 results.

Yamaha rider Myles Gilmore finished fifth overall in the 125cc (12-17) B/C class. Myles recorded a best finish of sixth in Moto 1 and followed that up with a seventh and ninth in the races following. In Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C, Myles finish eighth overall after finishing 6-16-9.

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Loretta’s 2020 is in the books!!! Suffered with bad starts all week and had to come through the pack every Moto!! Finished 5th in 125 and 8th in schoolboy 1!!! Thanks to everyone in my corner especially my parents and Josh and Mike from @ebr_performance !! Sorry we didn’t get a bit further up but we’ll be back more ready next year!!! #ebrpowersports #altusmotorsports @tucker_powersports @yamahamotorusa @vpracingfuels @vplubricants @billspipes @ridedunlop @ride100percent @araiamericas @answerracing @protaper @cycra @vertexpistons @ebcbrakesofficial @dubyausa @matrixconcepts @shoraipower @getdatait @_xtrig_ @tamer_holeshot_hookup @zulzbagco #blucru #tuckerbrands #ridetucker #moto #lorettas2020 #roadtolorettas #mx #motocross #motocrosslife #monsterarmy

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KTM rider Noah Smerdon finished 13th in Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C with 7-10-22 moto results, despite nursing an injury. He finished 25th overall in 125cc (12-17) B/C class after placing 26-39-18. “Glad I was finally able to race Loretta’s even with a broken scaphoid,” Noah said on Instagram. “Had a few unlucky things happen with my chain falling off through a moto. Just happy to get a taste of what’s to come in the future. Looking forward to healing up after surgery on Monday. Huge thanks to all the people in the corner supporting me every step of the way.”

Adam Smerdon had a tough weekend. The KTM rider was involved in a first turn crash in Moto 1 and unfortunately suffered a broken scapula.

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Lorettas this year was unfortunate. Picked 38th gate pick for my first moto and some people drifted wide from the inside and cleaned out a bunch of us causing me to go down and break my scapula. I also sustained some pretty serious damage to the front of my shoulder., and i’ll find out soon wether I will need surgery. Thankyou so much to the whole @mtfmx crew for getting me ready despite the outcome. Shoutout to my parents and everyone else for the support. @fcsuspension @fmstallahassee @tld_moto @fmf73 @protaper @acerbisusa @twin_air @ridedunlop @skullcandy #hookit #motocross

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Three-time Grand National Cross Country WXC champion Tayla Jones raced her first-ever Loretta Lynn’s and came away with third overall in Women’s. The Husqvarna rider finished sixth in Moto 1 but was able to improve on that in the races following, finishing third in Moto 2 and fourth in Moto 3. “What a week!” said Jones on Instagram. “So stoked to come away with third overall at @lorettalynnmx. Was an all around fun week and cool experience.”

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Can’t remember the last time I was this stoked on a third place 😝. Moto 3’s about to go down in just a few more hours! Tune in at 5:30 CST on @racertv to watch! ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼

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Tommy Callow raced the Mini Sr 2 (13-15) where he finished 38th overall. The young KTM rider finished 38-33-34 throughout the weekend.

Brad West finished seventh overall in 250 B class with fourth in the first moto, 11th in Moto 2 and seventh in Moto 3. The Kawasaki rider improved on this result in Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C, finishing 7-5-11 for sixth overall.

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Huge thanks to everyone that has helped me get here! Mixing it with the fastest kids in the USA 🇺🇸 Finished overall 6th in School Boy 2 & 7th in 250B. Unfortunately a couple of minor mishaps cost me a better overall position which I know I am capable of. In the 2 months I have been over here I have learnt so much, I am looking forward to coming back and progressing even further!! Can’t wait to improve with the tools I’ve learnt. ✌🏻 huge thanks to @procircuit78 @monsterarmy and @schalkoff, huge thanks to @shaybehl and craig, also all the race team guys @olly_stone @bobbyd___ @kd_wrench @jonprimo Zac & Ian @mattfox177 and Luke. Thanks @racekawasaki and the boys. #biggerandbetternextyear @monsterarmy @flyracingaus @bridgestonemotousa @asterisk_usa @crcindustriesau @m2rhelmets @silkoleneaustralasia @moti_coaching @randylawrence4130 @ybi_creative @protaper @apdesignsusa @sercomotorsport @mcleodaccessoriesaus @adeptcreativeco @powerhousemxmedia @mxrp1 @monsterenergy @flyracingaus @gavineales @matrixconcepts @lorettalynnmx I have learnt so much about America racing to help me progress in 2021 🤘🏻

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Queenslander Thomas Wood showed serious speed, claiming three from six holeshots and finishing as high as third in Mini Sr 1 (12-14) Race 2. His overall result in the class was 12th, with a 13th in Moto 1, third in Moto 2 and 23rd in Moto 3.

In Mini Sr 2 (13-15), Wood finished eighth overall after going 4-12-10.

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What a week @lorettalynnmx put on for us. Happy with my riding, showed some good speed. 3 out of 6 holeshots and my first #llmx podium 🥉Still some work to do but we made the most of the week. Huge thanks to everyone that’s got me here so far @tld_moto @mtfmx @fcsuspension @fmf73 @ride100percent @guts_racing_inc @mxtire @ridedunlop @_lynksracing @guts_racing_inc @davidwallsracing @maxlee_50 @fctodd612 @fmfjoel #tld #tldmoto #tldmyline #se4helmet #fcsuspension #thebestsuspensionperiod #fmf #fmfracing #fmfpower #ride100percent #ktm #mx #motocross #hookit #racing #thankful #pumped

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