Young Italian heads to Loretta Lynn
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers and 13 Regional Championships, hosted at select motocross facilities across the US. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,470 available positions at the National.
Andrea Adamo, 14 years old straight from Sicily, qualified for the final of Loretta Lynn after winning regionals titles in the 250 B and Schoolboy 250 (12-17) classes taking home 15 out of 16 motos win. For the big final round at Loretta the Italian rider will race for the notorious AMSOIL Factory Connection Honda team, who decided to take him on after seeing the good results in the qualifying rounds.
On July 28, Andrea arrived to Nashville after a long trip from Italy together with his Family and manager, Martino Bianchi. They decided to go for a test of the CRF250 bike before the first timed practice scheduled for tomorrow morning that will officially start this crazy and incredible week of racing.
Andrea felt really good on the bike since the beginning and he said:
“I’m really happy for the support that the AMSOil Factory Connection Honda Team is giving to me right now. The bike has an incredible engine and I’m really happy to have such a great team and mechanics behind me.
Loretta Lynn Ranch is something indescribable. The people that come to this race make it so special, and I want to thanks all my sponsor that helped me to realize my “American Dream” and race at this amazing competition”
Adamo’s Manager Martino Bianchi stated:
“After winning the title in the European 150 class I wanted to keep up the challenges for Andrea in order to help him always improve his riding and his experience on international level. The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn came at my mine since the beginning as the best opportunity to Andrea to race together with kids of his age in the 250 class, and I’m happy that we made it to this point.
Cannot thanks enough the sponsors that supported us since the beginning, together with AMSOil Factory Connection Honda Team and Team Pardi from Italy that followed and trained Andrea since the last three racing season. Now what else to say… Let’s enjoy the show!”
SCHEDULE of the Loretta Lynn week:
– Monday 9:30 a.m. – Free practice Schoolboy 2
– Monday 11:15 a.m. – Free practice 250B
– Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – Race one Schoolboy 2
– Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – Race one 250B
– Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – Race two 250B
– Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – Race two Schoolboy 2
– Friday 11:00 a.m. – Final Race 250B
– Friday 2:30 p.m. – Final Race Schoolboy 2