KTM CONGRATULATES 2022 AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONS
August 8, 2022
MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to congratulate KTM racers on earning a total of 13 National Championships over the last week at the 41st Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. Winning titles in an assortment of classes ranging from the 65cc division all the way up to Senior Masters (50+), KTM riders showed up READY TO RACE for the gold in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
KTM Orange Brigade’s Daxton Bennick found himself in the spotlight all week long as a top contender in both the 250 B and Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C classes. With 4-1-3 moto finishes amidst a stacked field, Bennick secured his first “big bike” title in the 250 B class, while claiming runner-up in Schoolboy with consistent 2-2-2 finishes. Blake Gardner may not have secured a moto-gold in the 250 B Limited class, but the California native came away with the ultimate prize of the #1 plate following consistent 2-2-4 moto finishes throughout the week. South Carolina native Dawson Cobb emerged as a two-time AMA National Champion in 125 C and 250 C, claiming a total of three moto-wins between the two classes. Lane Geis, a Minnesota native, took the 450 C class by storm, winning the first two motos and claiming the championship with a strong second-place finish in Moto 3.
With five AMA National Championships across the 65cc, 85cc and Supermini divisions, KTM mini riders made a strong statement in 2022. In the 65cc division, KTM Orange Brigade rider Sawyer Gieck went 1-2-1 to claim the (7-9) class title, while Virginia’s Chase Dashiell emerged as the (10-11) Limited Champion with 4-1-3 scores. Georgia native Landon Gibson was crowed champion in the 85cc (10-12) Limited class, following three solid results of 1-1-2 throughout the week. Splitting the Supermini 1 and 2 titles, KTM Orange Brigade’s Jeremy Fappani emerged as the Supermini 1 (12-15) Champion with 1-1-2 moto scores, while his OB teammate, Leum Oehlhof, earned the Supermini 2 (13-16) title by virtue of 1-4-1 finishes.
There wasn’t a more dominant rider throughout the week than Tennessee’s very own Mike Brown, who swept all six of his motos aboard the KTM 350 SX-F to secure both the Senior (40+) and Masters (50+) National Championships. Also securing an age-class title was Idaho’s Jimmy Jarrett, who put forth impressive 1-1-2 moto scores to claim the #1 plate in the Senior (45+) class.
In addition to the 13 National Championships, KTM riders raced to more than 35 moto-wins throughout the week, which is an impressive feat at the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program.
CONGRATULATIONS TO KTM’S 2022 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
#18 Sawyer Gieck – Alpine, Wy., KTM 65cc (7-9) / 1-2-1
#96 Chase Dashiell – Fairfax Station, Va., KTM 65cc (10-11) Limited / 4-1-3
#2 Landon Gibson – Peachtree City, Ga., KTM 85cc (10-12) Limited / 1-1-2
#75 Jeremy Fappani – Scottsdale, Ariz., KTM Supermini 1 (12-15) / 1-1-2
#32 Leum Oehlhof – Oak Hills, Calif., KTM Supermini 2 (13-16) / 1-4-1
#67 Blake Gardner – Canyon Country, Calif., KTM 250 B Limited / 2-2-4
#41 Daxton Bennick – Morganton, N.C., KTM 250 B / 4-1-3
#15 Dawson Cobb – Honea Path, S.C., KTM 125 C / 1-4-1
#15 Dawson Cobb – Honea Path, S.C., KTM 250 C / 2-1-2
#14 Lance Geis – Jordan, Minn., KTM 450 C / 1-1-2
#44 Jimmy Jarrett – Star, Idaho, KTM Senior (45+) / 1-1-2
#30 Mike Brown – Bristol, Tenn., KTM Senior (40+) / 1-1-1
#30 Mike Brown – Bristol, Tenn., KTM Masters (50+) / 1-1-1
KTM’s Trackside Support Crew was set up in Sponsor Village to provide riders with parts and technical support for race issues throughout the week. Once again, KTM would like to congratulate all racers who earned a spot to race at the prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. For more information on KTM Contingency, please visit www.ktmcash.com and for more information on KTM North America, visit www.ktm.com/en-us.
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