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Team Green | 8/1/2013
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Overcomes the Elements at Loretta’s
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Overcomes the Elements at Loretta’s
Irvine, Calif. (August 1, 2013) – After only completing three motos on Wednesday morning at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, a massive thunderstorm hit which forced officials to delay racing for the majority of the day. Racing resumed on a muddy shortened track but that did not stop Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Austin Forkner and Keith Johnson from dominating in the sloppy conditions to take wins in the Super Mini 2 (13-16) and Senior (40+) classes respectively.
As the rain continued to fall and racing delayed, the pits were a buzz of stories from yesteryears. Former Loretta Lynn’s champions and Team Green riders Ryan Villopoto and Blake Baggett were on hand to tell of the mud races they endured. Villopoto and Baggett spent the day signing autographs for the many riders and fans and once racing resumed, Villopoto jumped up in the announcer’s tower to help call the 250 A moto which was broadcasted live online.

“I don’t ever remember it raining quite this much,” said Baggett. “I had some of my best races in the mud here at Loretta’s. It’s actually easier to ride when its super soupy and wet because with the dirt here, once it starts to dry it gets so thick and heavy. The track workers did a great job of salvaging the track considering how swamped it was.”
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch – Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

First Place Finishes

Austin Forkner – Super Mini 2 (13-16)
Keith Johnson – Senior (40+)

Third Place Finishes
Derek Drake – Super Mini 2 (13-16)
John Grewe – Senior (40+)
Mark Worth – 250 B
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