Day 1 of racing kicked off at 7:30 Tuesday morning as scheduled. We have witnessed a few outstanding performances on the first day but have been lacking those legendary battles this event is famous for. Although the weather has been great, the track conditions are still deep and rough. From the 65cc classes to the Vet +50 Masters, all are having to deal with a very physical race course.

Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017 Zane Merrett
When the first gate dropped of the 2017 championship it was for the 450B Limited and Zane Merrett pulled a huge lead and won the first moto.Jacob Souder
Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017 Jazzmyn Canfield
Jazzmyn Canfield from Jasper, FL handled the Girls 11-16 class moto 1 on her Triangles Cycles Yamaha.Jacob Souder
Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017  Mike Brown
The Senior 40+ moto 1 was won by none other than legendary MX/SX and enduro champion Mike Brown.Jacob Souder
Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017  Andrew Short
Honda’s Andrew Short was on hand to test ride the new 2018 CRF450 on the course during intermission.Jacob Souder
Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017  Seth Hammaker
Team Green Kawasaki rider Seth Hammaker led the 250B start to finish. His teammate Garrett Marchbanks closed the gap in second on the closing laps but ran out of time, this will be a good class to keep an eye on this week.Jacob Souder
Jett Reynolds Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Jett Reynolds on his KX85 marched away from the field in the Mini Sr 1. Reynolds is on track to break Loretta Lynn’s title records.Jacob Souder
Supermini 2 start Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
The start of the Supermini 2 moto 1.Jacob Souder
250B Limited Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
A large pileup in the 250B Limited, fortunately nobody was seriously injured.Jacob Souder
Derek Drake Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
After a battle with his teammate Parker Mashburn, RedBull KTM’s Derek Drake won the first moto of the 250B Limited.Jacob Souder
Hannah Hodges Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Team Green Kawasaki’s Hannah Hodges was effortless on her way to victory in the Women 12+ Amateur.Jacob Souder
Challen Tennant Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Those who believed Rock River Yamaha’s Justin Cooper was the obvious favorite for this year's 250A class forgot about one thing. Star Racing Yamaha’s Challen Tennant. The two paced each other after Cooper climbed through the pack. This will be a great battle later in the week.Jacob Souder
Mason Gonzales Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Fort Walton Beach, FL native Mason Gonzales won moto 1 of the Schoolboy 1 B/C despite advances from Husqvarna’s Jalek Swoll.Jacob Souder
Carter Halpain Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
EBR Altus Motorsports Yamaha racer Carter Halpain is strong and fast right now. He convincingly won the 450B moto 1.Jacob Souder
Jarrett Frye Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
It was an awesome race in the Supermini 1 division Tuesday. Jarrett Frye won but was almost caught by a hard-charging Ty Masterpool.Jacob Souder
Ty Masterpool Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Ty Masterpool on his Italian TM superminis was flying. He won the Supermini 2 moto 1 and placed 2nd in the Supermini 1. With any luck he could be the first rider to give TM a Loretta Lynn’s championship.Jacob Souder
Blake Taylor Day 1 Loretta Lynn's MX 2017
Blake Taylor amazingly pulls the hole shot in the 250A class on a YZ250 against some of the best built 250Fs in the county.Jacob Souder
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