We’re back in the hills of Tennessee at the famous county music musician Loretta Lynn’s ranch for the 36th annual running of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Motorhomes are filing in and filling the campgrounds this weekend as families are preparing for an eventful week of intense competition. Take a look at a few behind-the-scenes and in-the-pits photos from the ranch so far.

EBR Performance is hosting a very impressive talent pool this year under the tent.Jacob Souder
Just down the road from the race coarse on Loretta’s ranch are a few scenic places, like this general store overlooking a waterfall.Jacob Souder
Jalek Swoll’s factory Husqvarna under the semi tent.Jacob Souder
An abandoned coal mine that serves as a mining museum on the property.Jacob Souder
This vacant start staging area will be packed with racers and mechanics all day long for the next five days. Imagine the biggest stars of today's motocross and past have stood here as children preparing to race.Jacob Souder
Factory Honda support team race rig with some serious talent this year including Japanese racer Joe Shimoda and supermini standout Carson Mumford.Jacob Souder
Lance Kobush’s mechanic makes some adjustments to the bikes ignition with Kawasaki’s tuning application.Jacob Souder
A common pastime at the ranch is floating in the river during the hot days and after the races.Jacob Souder
The coveted “Bibs” were handed out today at sign in. Like a badge of honor, each competitor has earned a bib by qualifying for the championship.Jacob Souder
Just a down the path from the racetrack are some beautiful Tennessee farm fields.Jacob Souder
An updated Wall of Honor was displayed this running parallel to the start straight.Jacob Souder
The famed and rumored to be haunted Loretta Lynn’s ranch home.Jacob Souder
An up-and-coming amateur outfit, the Chapparal Suzuki teams bikes look great!Jacob Souder