The wait is over and the start of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has finally arrived, hallmarked by a historic visit to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee’s legendary Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. The inaugural Circle K Loretta Lynn’s National became a highly anticipated affair as professionals took to the famed amateur motocross track for the first time, and the battle to see which rider would prevail in both the 450 Class and 250 Class lived up to the hype.
In the 450 Class all eyes were on Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, the reigning three-time series champion, to see if his quest for the four-peat would start with a triumphant outing. However, when the day was done it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne who stole the spotlight with an impressive winning ride in the second moto that vaulted him to the first overall victory of his 450 Class career.
The battle for the 250 Class victory was much more decisive as Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis proved the attention he’s received as a title favorite was well deserved. The Frenchman dominated both motos to complete a 1-1 sweep and establish a solid early lead in the championship standings.