FAQs

The Basics

Classes and Rules

Women's Class Clarification

  • Which class can I race at Loretta Lynn's?

    Step 1: What is your AMA classification?

    If you hold an AMA classification of “A”, check the following:

    • You must ride Women (16+) All-Star.
    • You cannot ride Women (14+) class. 

    If you hold an AMA classification of “B”, check the following:

    • Did you place in the top 10 overall in Women (14+) class at the previous National and you are 16 years or older as of January 1? If yes, you must ride the Women (16+) All-Star.
    • If you did not place in the top 10 overall in Women (14+) class at the previous National, you are eligible for the Women (14+) class.
    • If you have previously held a WMX license but did not place in the top 10 overall in Women (14+) class at the previous National, you are eligible for Women (16+) All-Star and Women (14+) class. 

    If you hold an AMA classification of “C”, check the following:

    • If you meet the age requirements, you are eligible for Women (16+) All-Star and Women (14+) class.
  • I’m still confused about the wording on the Supplemental Rules.

    If you meet the following criteria, you must race Women (16+) All-Star:

    • If you’re 16 years or older as of January 1, 2017 and you finished in the top 10 in Women (14+) class at Loretta Lynn’s National
    • If you were ever issued a WMX license while holding an AMA classification of “A”.
    • If you currently have an AMA classification of “A”.

    If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to race the Women’s (14+) class:

    • If you hold an AMA classification of “B” or “C” and have never held a WMX license.
    • If you were ever issued a WMX license and hold an AMA classification of “B”. (Just because you had a WMX license does not mean you have to race All-Star, unless you’re an “A” rider or finished inside the top 10 last year at Loretta’s).
  • What about WMX?
    • The WMX eligibility requirements are stricter this year than they have been in the past due to the additional classes available for Women of different skill levels.
    • Riders with an AMA “B” classification can renew their WMX license if they previously held one; however, unless that rider qualifies through bullet points 4. a.-e. in the WMX rules she is not eligible for a license.
    • Please read through the WMX Supplemental Rules if you have any questions about eligibility for a license.

Area Qualifiers

Regional Championships

The National

  • At the National, what day is my class going to run?

    The race order/schedule will be posted approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the National Championship

  • How does camping work at the National?

    Each rider who registers for the National Championship must purchase what is called a "Facility Permit." This Facility Permit is paymet for your racing "footprint" at Loretta Lynn's Ranch for the entire week. The Facility Permit also includes non-hookup camping and gate admission into the event for all individuals in the vehicle being used. The Facility Permit is in addition to the National Race Entry Fee.

  • What if I am staying in a hotel, do I still need to purchase a Facility Permit?

    Yes. The Facility Permit is considered your racing "footprint" (i.e. pit set-up and admission) for the entire week.

  • How can I get a camping hook-up at the National?

    Unfortunately, hook-ups, electricity and some sewage availability is limited. To be considered for a hook-up at the National, a rider must indicate on their National entry form that they would like to enter what is called the "Hook-Up Lottery." Hook-ups are assigned by a computer generated lottery system and will be posted in mid-July. All available hook-up camping sites are assigned to riders and their families with only one hook-up available per family. An additional fee will be collected at the Front Gate for hook-up winners. Anyone using a Facility Permit sticker other than the one authorized by MX Sports will be removed from the Ranch. Spectators are not eligible for a hook-up.

  • I am handicap, can I get a hook-up?

    Unfortunately, due to the magnitude of the claims for handicap parking we cannot accomodate handicap requests for a hook-up. However, we will make our best effort to provide you with a location suitable to accommodate your mobility needs.

  • I won a hook-up in the lottery but I have to withdraw from the National, can I transfer my hook-up to a friend?

    No. Hook-ups are non-transferable.

  • Can I bring a dog to the races in Tennessee?

    No, dogs are not allowed. Kennels though are available near by.

    1. Exquisite Pets
      107 N Church St, Waverly, TN 37185
      (931) 296-7556
    2. Shenandoah Samoyed Kennel
      200 Brown Town Rd
      (931) 296-3494
    3. Woof!
      124 S Main St
      Dickson, TN 37055
      (615) 740-1222
  • How long are the motos at the National?

    All 51cc, Girls, Senior 45+/Masters 50+, and "C" classes will run 15-minute motos. All other classes will run 20-minute motos.

  • What are the additional fees to qualify and race at the National Championship?

    In addition to the MX Sports Area Qualifier registration fee, each Area Qualifier track will charge a race entry fee and gate admission fee. Same for the Regional Championships - you will register with MX Sports online and pay a fee to participate in the national program, and then pay a race entry and gate admission fee at the regional track.

    Once you qualify for the National, you will register online for your race entry and Facility Permit, which includes your gate admission and camping for the week.

  • Does every rider have to purchase a Facility Permit?

    Yes, your Facility Permit covers your facility entry for the week - whether or not you are camping at the ranch. However, immediate family members of the same household do not have to purchase multiple Facility Permits. This means participating siblings and/or parents that live in the same household and who are staying together during the national week do not have to purchase more than one Facility Permit.

    This does not apply to extended family members, i.e., cousins, step-children who do not live together, or friends camping together.

  • I am a family friend and plan to camp all week. How can I get a camping hook-up at the National?

    Spectators are not eligible for a campking hook-up spot. Only qualified racers are eligible for hook-ups.