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July 29, 2013

Young racer rides a spot to prestigious national competition

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

“The Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s is the event every motocross racer in the country wants to compete in,” said event director Tim Cotter in a press release. “A win at the Amateur Nationals gives a rider instant national notoriety and can serve as a springboard to a lucrative professional motocross career.”

Most of America’s top professional motocrossers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Jeremy McGrath, have won AMA Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s, states MX Sports’ website. The race is so prestigious that in 2012 it became part of the Red Bull Signature Series, airing race coverage on NBC for the first time ever. This year, the Red Bull Signature Series will air live coverage from Loretta Lynn’s on NBC for the first time.

The Lavender family held a barbecue plate sale at Century Bank on North Columbia Street last week to help raise funds for Hayden’s racing costs.

“Hayden has met a lot of good people racing. He’s looking forward to hanging out with his buddies,” Shawn said. “We’re proud of him and we’re excited for him.”

For more information about the competition, visit www.mxsports.com.

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