Local racer competes for national spotlight in AMA National Motocross Championship
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Cushing’s Tucker King just made his dream come true. The 7-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. King took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions.
“The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s is the best of the best motocrossers in America and around the world, said Tim Cotter,” director of MX Sports. “Just being here makes you an elite racer and a top athlete. A solid finish at Loretta’s would give you instant National recognition and a possible professional career.”
Most of America’s top professional motocross racers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Dungey, have won AMA Amateur National titles at Loretta Lynn’s.
King, who attends Browerville Elementary School in the second grade, has been riding dirt bikes since he was four years old.
With the help of sponsors such as mom Lexi King and dad Jacob King who help pay his way to the race, King has had the opportunity to pursue his dreams. He has won several races in the last two years and competes nearly every weekend at the AMA District 23 events. . . .