Recovery Project Brings Life Back to the Ranch While Also Providing Much Needed Financial Relief Through Road 2 Recovery’s “Racers 4 Waverly” Initiative
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 13, 2022) – Several weeks ago, MX Sports, organizers of the world famous Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, welcomed members of the Tennessee media to famed Loretta Lynn Ranch, home of the legendary racing event, to be a part of the commencement of “Operation Ranch Rebuild,” a recovery project made possible by the support of selfless volunteers from the motocross industry to rebuild the legendary motocross track located at the ranch, which was destroyed following the flooding that devastated parts of Middle Tennessee last August. The 41st running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is scheduled to take place this August 1-6 at Loretta Lynn Ranch and “Operation Ranch Rebuild,” with the help of more than 60 individuals, will serve as the conduit to facilitate the rebirth of the venue, allowing for the continuation of the storied legacy of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and American motocross.
Rebuilding efforts at the ranch would not have been possible without the incredible commitment from David Eller, owner of Phoenix Racing, and his Makson Construction organization, with a talented crew of workers to spearhead the building process. The same could also be said for Yamaha, which has been heavily involved in the recovery efforts since the tragedy occurred last summer. The legendary manufacturer purchased all the lumber needed for the project. These two entities, in addition to dozens of volunteers, worked in unison with MX Sports to make “Operation Ranch Rebuild” a success.
Additionally, dignitaries from Humphreys County, where the ranch is located, joined MX Sports as part of the project and were presented with relief checks raised through the efforts of the “Racers 4 Waverly” fundraiser introduced by MX Sports and implemented by the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. A total of $300,000 in financial relief was donated to members of the neighboring community of Waverly, which was significantly destroyed during the floods. A check for $85,000 was provided to Daryl Mosley, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Humphreys County, to help small business, in addition to a check for $15,000 to Brian Bohannon on behalf of the Food Pantry. Bohannon and his brother, Mark, rescued 15 people during the floods by using jet skis to navigate the currents. More checks were provided for direct community impact, with $100,000 provided to Nioka Curtis, Executive Director of the United Way of Humphreys County, along with another $100,000 to the Waverly Church of Christ Flood Relief effort.
The effort to raise more money for the community of Waverly through the “Racers 4 Waverly” initiative is ongoing, as the town continues its challenging recovery from the tragic disaster.
A special video, produced by MX Sports, takes a closer look at the efforts of “Operation Ranch Rebuild” and the impact this project has had on the community.
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About MX Sports Inc.
MX Sports, Inc., owns, manages and produces the most prestigious and world’s leading amateur motocross championship: the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
Through its various racing affiliates, MX Sports fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. MX Sports is a second-generation, family-owned business in operation for well over 35 years and is an industry leader in the segment of off road/action sports race promotion in the United States.
MX Sports has assembled the most experienced and knowledgeable motorsports event production staff, which has successfully built the world’s most prestigious amateur motocross racing championship.
MX Sports pioneered and developed the business model for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the ranch of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and the National Championship has served as the launch pad of virtually every top American Motocross and Supercross rider. 2022 marks our 41st year of hosting the world’s greatest amateur motocross program.