HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. — It was a winning start for AMSOIL/Factory Connection Honda riders Jordon Smith and Matt Bisceglia at Tuesday’s Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Each rider had his opening race of the weeklong event and both won in convincing fashion: Smith in the 250B Limited class and Bisceglia in the Open Pro class.
Smith might have had the tougher day of the two. His race didn’t roll off until late in the afternoon, so he had to deal with first-race jitters all day long.
“I sat around all day talking to my mechanic and all the boys over at Factory Connection,” Smith said. “It was pretty hard to stay calm all day. I kept to my routine. I made sure I ate at the right time, and I had a great moto.”
Bisceglia never saw the back of a lead-lap rider during his moto. He earned the holeshot and never looked back while building a huge gap on second place. Bisceglia said he knew it was his day right from the start.
“I drew third for my gate pick, but for some reason numbers one and two didn’t show up, so I really got to pick first,” Bisceglia said. “So I was confident with my gate and confident with my start. I popped right off the line and was a bike-length ahead of everyone at the holeshot.”
Timmy Ferry took a pair of victories winning in Junior 25+ and Vet 35+.
Other winners were Donald Alford (250A), Josh Barton (250B), Zane Johnson (250C Limited), Jake Fuerst (250C), Dakota Alix (450A), Aaron Plessinger (450B Limited), Cody Baker (450B), Derek Valenzuela (450C), David Blew (Two-Stroke B/C), Robert Wilson (College B/C), Michael Mitchell (Vet B/C), John Agin (Senior 40+) and Trampas Parker (Senior 45+).