Type to search


2020 Loretta Lynn’s One Motocross | Kickstart




We don’t need to say how crazy this year has been again. You know it, we know it, and we’re all tired of talking about it. Thankfully, there was a return to some sense of normalcy over the weekend when we packed our camera gear, got in the car, and drove to the 2020 Loretta Lynn’s One Motocross, the opening round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Like many, we never thought we’d see a 250-450 National at the country singer’s ranch. The property has always been reserved for select racing events like the AMA Amateur Motocross National we covered in last week’s Kickstart, but it was long considered to be too small and narrow to contain the power of Pro Motocross. But when COVID stomped a hole in the original plans for the outdoor tour, MX Sports and the Race Leadership Team decided that they could let it happen one time and one time only. Well, make that two times, because now that Washougal has been canceled, the series will return for a second visit next week.

How was it? Awesome. There were plenty of concerns going into the race, especially when rain late in the week turned the dark dirt into sticky wet mud, but by the time the gates dropped for the first set of Motos, everything seemed alright. The track, which is laid out over a mostly flat plot of land in the center of the property, was tuned up to suit the needs of the really fast guys with some slightly modified jumps, deeply tilled turns and straightaways, and wider lanes that allowed them to move around. Countless ruts were cut into the dirt during the races and that caused some of the best to struggle at times, which made the racing even closer. 

Now that the series is going, we don’t expect it to stop. The second round next week will be the first of many running changes we’ll have to bear, but if that’s what it takes to go racing, that’s cool with us. Again, a massive tip of the visor goes to MX Sports and the teams for making this all possible. Thanks everyone, we all appreciate the effort and stress that you’ve had to endure.

At last, here’s Kickstart from round one…

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

  • 1

You Might also Like

1 Comment

  1. Your Mom August 18, 2020

    Hell yeah! This was one of the best Tuesday Kickstarts I have seen in a bit. Great job. Stoked the races are back. Love the Great Outdoors.