EHT motocross racer will vie for national title

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canyon Submitted/Canyon Richards of Egg Harbor Township will travel to Tennessee later this month to compete for an amateur national motocross championship. Egg Harbor Township’s Canyon Richards is only six years old, but he is already a motocross champion. The young dirt bike racer recently won the Northeast Regional championship and also qualified to battle for a national title later this month.

Richards will compete in the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Richards earned one of the 1,446 qualifying positions by competing among the more than 20,000 hopefuls from across America over the last four months.

The national track is built on a section of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and Campground. The course contains a variety of jumps, corners and other obstacles designed to test the skills and stamina of the racers. Most of America’s top professional motocrossers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Jeremy McGrath, have won AMA Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s.

Canyon has been riding since he was two years old. He practices at the Police Athletic League and also trains at Callahan MX School. He will make the journey to Tennessee along with his mom, dad and sister, who also races.

canyon2 Canyon Richards is ready to race.

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