While the MXGP boys take a weekend off from their triple GP in Latvia, the AMA motocross riders remain in at the Loretta Lynn facility as Zach Osborne tries to continue his winning form from the final round of the AMA supercross championship and the first round of the AMA motocross championships. Can the former GP winner and Team USA rider get his second 450 overall this coming weekend?

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is one of the most well-known tracks in the motocross world. Since 1982 the ranch home of country music legend Loretta Lynn has played host to the week-long AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, the single biggest amateur motocross program in the world. The mile-long, river-bottom track been a proving ground for motocrossers young and old for 39 years, though 2020 marks the first time the track has ever appeared on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule.


Located 70 miles west of Nashville, the ranch track came to be when promoters Dave Coombs Sr. and Paul Schlegel were looking for a middle-of-the-country location for the reinvention of the AMA Amateur and Youth Nationals, which had been in existence since 1975. They needed a vast campground that could hold more than a thousand amateur racers and their families. While she had no affiliation with motocross up until that point, Loretta Lynn and her husband Mooney welcomed the idea of hosting the big race. Ever since, her name has become synonymous with amateur motocross. Best known for her hit song and movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, she is also a regular visitor to the event that is known by her name—she still lives on the ranch!

Loretta Lynn’s has never hosted an AMA Pro National, but the roll call of professional riders who raced here as kids is endless. Racing at the ranch has been a rite of passage ever since that first race in 1982, and the 2020 Circle K Loretta Lynn’s National will be like a homecoming race for just about everyone on the starting gate. In fact, it would be easier to name the few top stars that haven’t, like French imports Marvin Musquin and Dylan Ferrandis, and Australia’s Hunter Lawrence. Even Hunter’s little brother Jett raced here just last year, and as a kid Germany-born Ken Roczen came to the U.S. in 2008 to participate.


In this abbreviated season, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is stepping in for one of the tracks that can’t host their annual round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross due to restrictions concerning the spread of coronavirus. The track, normally set up to hosts a wide variety of youth and amateur riders on both minicycles and full-sized motorcycles, will be modified to challenge 40 of the world’s fastest professional motocross riders when it makes it’s AMA Pro Motocross debut on August 15, one week after the conclusion of the 39th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships.

You can find live results right here. Of course Tennessee is six hours earlier than the UK and seven hours earlier than European central time.

MXlarge will again give you all the news from the second round of the Outdoor Nationals, with our special insight, race reports, interviews, galleries and much more.

Schedule – Saturday

6am – 2pm         Gates Open

7am – 2pm         Rider Services / Will Call Opens

7:30am – 7:45am             Chapel Service in Paddock

8am – 8:15am    250 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes 5 Free/10 Timed

8:20am – 8:35am             250 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes 5 Free/10 Timed

8:35am – 8:50am             Track Maintenance

8:50am – 9:05am             450 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes 5 Free/10 Timed

9:10am – 9:25am             450 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes 5 Free/10 Timed

9:30am – 9:45am             Track Maintenance

9:50am – 9:55am             250 Class Grp B Start Practice 5 minutes

9:55am – 10:10am           250 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes – Timed

10:15am – 10:20am        250 Class Grp A Start Practice 5 minutes

10:20am – 10:35am        250 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes – Timed

10:35am – 10:50am        Track Maintenance

10:45am – 10:50am        450 Class Grp A Start Practice 5 minutes

10:50am – 11:05am        450 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes – Timed

11:10am – 11:15am        450 Class Grp B Start Practice 5 minutes

11:15am- 11:30am         450 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes – Timed

11:30am – 11:45am        Track Maintenance

11:45am – 11:55am        250 Consolation Race

12am – 12:10pm              450 Consolation Race


1pm – 1:10pm    250 Class Sight Lap

1:15pm – 1:50pm            250 Class Moto #1

1:50pm – 2pm    Podium Interviews

2pm – 2:10pm    450 Class Sight Lap

2:15pm – 2:50pm            450 Class Moto #1

2:50pm -3pm    Podium Interviews

3pm – 3:10pm    250 Class Sight Lap

3:15pm – 3:50pm            250 Class Moto #2

3:50pm – 4pm    250 Winners Circle

4pm – 4:10pm    450 Class Sight Lap

4:15pm – 4:50pm            450 Class Moto #2

4:50pm – 5pm    450 Winners Circle

8pm      Zoom Press Conference


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.