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Caden Shubert, 19, will race in the biggest motocross event in the world, the 42nd AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship July 31 to Aug. 5 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Tennessee.

Pike rider competes in MX’s biggest amateur race

Caden Shubert, a 19-year-old dirt motocross racer from Pike, qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 42nd Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL, to be held July 31 through Aug. 5 at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. He is a Pike County High School graduate who has grown up riding motocross and earned his way to the top competition in the sport.

“He made it three years ago in a different class and this race is something all riders strive for every year. As they move up in classes, the competition gets harder and harder,” said his mother Wendy Shubert. “This year he was in a very difficult class and worked very hard to get a ticket to this National race.”

Caden, who works at The Lindsey Way as a videographer, has been riding since dirt bikes he was 4 years old. With the help of sponsors such as Wynntrac Construction, Capitol Cycle, Scott Goggles and EVS who help pay his way to the races, Caden has had the opportunity to pursue his dreams. He has won multiple races over the years and competes nearly every weekend in races all across the southeast United States.

Caden will make the journey to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee along with his mom Wendy, dad Billy, and brother Denver Shubert. They will be camping onsite for the week-long event and will participate in many non-racing evening activities.

Racers have been working hard since February to qualify for the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross race in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

“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 you give you instant national recognition and a possible professional career.”

Racers may enter a wide variety of classes, from minicycle classes for children as young as 4, all the way up to a senior division for riders over 50. There are also classes for women and classes for both stock and modified machines. In total, there are 36 different classes of competition. Shubert will compete in the highly competitive 450B class.

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.
The race action will be broadcast live daily at, from Aug. 1 through 5 with more than 40 hours of live coverage throughout the week. In addition, highlight shows featuring the event will air on National Television in the fall.

The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 51 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 18 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation,” the national event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross.

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