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Loretta Lynn Graduates: Current Pros

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Welcome to a new Racer X Online Countdown, this one dedicated to the men and women who graduated from the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur Motocross Championship (est. 1982) and went on to do some other big things in their lives—some in motocross, some in auto racing, some in the motorcycle industry, and some just in life in general. It's our way of counting down the days to the single biggest and most important amateur motocross race of all and how it's helped shape the lives of those who have gone off the starting gates on the land of the first lady of country music, Loretta Lynn.

The goal with our Loretta Lynn Graduates countdown was to spotlight some great stories of the men and women who graduated from the AMA Amateur Motocross Championship and went on to do some other big things in their lives—whether that was in moto or not.

Through this countdown we’ve featured everyone from Vanilla Ice to Jimmie Johnson to Craig Morgan to Colin Edwards. We’ve also featured stories on training facility owners and civil servants. And guys who simply have great stories, like Jason Fowler and Robert Roetzel. We’ve surely missed a lot of good stories that have come from the Ranch—we may even have to bring this feature back next year!

With the Washougal National set for tomorrow, we decided to end our countdown on the current riders who make up the top ten in 450 and 250 points in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Of the current top ten in each class, only one rider never raced Loretta’s—Marvin Musquin. No doubt Musquin could have qualified, but he grew up in France and raced in Europe as an amateur. Further, only six riders never won a title at the Ranch. One of those is two-time 250 Pro Motocross Champion Jeremy Martin!

Before the pros race tomorrow, let’s take a look at how they got there.  

1. Eli Tomac | 8 Titles

Year Class
2004 65 (10-11) Stock
2006 85 (12-13) Modified
2007 85 (14-15) Modified
2007 Supermini 12-15
2008 Super Mini 1 (12-15)
2008 Super Mini 2 (14-16)
2009 250 B Modified
2009 Schoolboy 2 (14-16) B/C

2. Ken Roczen | 1 Appearance (9th and 10th in MX Lites B Mod and Stock)

3. Marvin Musquin | Never Raced Loretta's

4. Blake Baggett | 2 Titles

Year Class
2008 Schoolboy 2 (14-16) B/C
2009 250 A/Pro Sport

5. Justin Barcia | 4 Titles

Year Class
2005 85 (12-13) Modified
2005 85 (12-13) Stock
2006 85 (12-13) Stock
2008 MX Lites B Stock

6. Weston Peick | 1 Title

Year Class
2008 Motocross B Stock

7. Cooper Webb | 4 Titles

Year Class
2002 51cc 4-6 Stock Oil Inj
2006 65 (7-11) Modified
2010 Super Mini 1 (12-15)
2012 250 B Stock

8. Justin Hill | 1 Title

9. Phil Nicoletti | Best Finish: 2nd (two times)

10. Benny Bloss | 1 title

Year Class
2015 Open Pro Sport

250 Class

Year Class
2013 450 B Limited
2013 250 B
Year Class
2015 College (16-24)
2015 Two-Stroke (16+)
2017 Open Pro Sport
2017 250 A
Year Class
2010 85 (9-11) Modified
2010 85 (9-11) Stock
2011 85 (12-14) Modified
2014 Super Mini 2 (13-16)
2015 250 B
2015 Super Mini 1 (12-15)
Year Class
2014 Open Pro Sport
2014 250 A
Year Title
2012 Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C
2013 250 B Limited
Year Class
2011 85 (9-11) Stock
2016 Open Pro Sport
Year Class
2008 85 (12-13) Modified
2008 85 (12-13) Stock
2010 Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C