The National Schedule
Sunday, July 28, 2013 – Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil at Loretta Lynn Ranch only takes one week, but that one week will create a lifetime of memories for those who attend. From the moment you leave your driveway, to pulling through the front gates of the facility, all the way down to your last moto and the closing ceremonies, you’ll feel a certain magic that follows every step of racing at the Ranch.
But what exactly happens during the week? Let us explain.
The week really begins on the weekend, with most racers moving in on the Friday or Saturday before racing begins. Loretta Lynn Ranch is open year-round, so you are welcome to move in as early as you would like – you’ll just pay the Ranch camping fee for any days prior to move-in day. However, if you did not win the RV hook-up lottery, you will not be allowed to purchase a hook-up if arriving early.
Friday and Saturday are used to park thousands of racers and their rigs around the spacios ranch. When you pull in to the ranch, you will check-in at the front gate to receive your Facility Permit. MX Sports staff members will then direct you to the proper areas on the property. Those lucky enough to win hook-ups in the lottery will be directed to a hook-up spot. Don’t worry, we have attendants in every camping area to assist you with your move-in process.
Rider Registration opens on Sunday at the Amsoil Arena. Since all racers are essentially pre-entered, Rider Registration is used to confirm your attendance and racing number, issue you a practice sticker and your Mechanic a pass, and present you a complimentary rider packet. That packet includes includes a free event souvenir program, which lists everything you need to know about Race Week, including race order and special event schedules, rider entry and number lists, and plenty of facts and trivia about racing at the ranch.
Best of all, at Rider Registration you will pick up your coveted Race Bib.
We usually host a variety of activities on Sunday so the natives don’t get restless - from church services to golf cart parades. Whatever you do, don’t think about riding your motorcycle on Sunday. Bikes won’t hit the track until Monday, practice day.
We will post the assigned practice schedule on MXSports.com at least 10 days before the race. That practice schedule will also be listed at Rider Registration. The top five Alternate riders in each class will be eligible to practice, and the list will be updated and posted daily at the ranch and on MXSports.com.
Follow the practice order and learn the track as best you can on Monday, because it will be the only practice day of the week. Starting Tuesday morning, you can set your watch on the motos, with racing taking place on schedule all day long (Barring any inclement weather conditions or unforseen circumstances). Each class gets three motos, which means you’ll have some in the morning, some in the afternoon and some later in the day. The track will be rougher than you can imagine, the heat and humidity will be tougher than anything else you have ever faced, and the competition will be fierce.
But the memories you will make all week long long will be the best you’ve ever had, too. Be sure to join in on all the Special Events hosted throughout the week, including talent shows, concerts and special appearances by the biggest names in the sport.
Soak it all up and enjoy every minute. You’ll never forget your week at Loretta Lynn Ranch.