The Origins of Loretta Lynn's MX

In the early 1980s, a trio of motorcycle racing promoters from Ohio and West Virginia were looking for a facility. A country music legend needed to fill a campground. A sanctioning body wanted more members and a marquee event. And amateur motocross racers wanted a true and fair national championship.

In this special edition of the Racer X Podcast, Brett Smith of @wewentfast takes us on a documentary-style journey into the genesis of the Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch and what (amateur racing) life was like before 1982. Characters include Ron and Dick Lechien, Davey Coombs, Rita Coombs, Todd DeHoop, Tim Cotter, Rick “Super Hunky” Sieman, and more.