July 29, 2014

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Brunswick’s Josh Lord races off to motocross championships

Mario Testa won’t be the only Medina County resident racing this upcoming week at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee.

Brunswick’s Josh Lord will be making the trip to Hurricane Mills, beating out over 2,000 hopefuls to earn one of the 1,386 qualifying spots for the 29th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. The event will run Aug. 2-7.

The 5-year-old took fourth overall in his regional to earn a bid to the nationals. He will travel South with his parents, John and Tracie, along with his brother Jake, who is also a racer.

Lord, who will attend Crestview Elementary in the fall, has been riding since he was 2 and has been racing competitively since he was 3. The local has won several local races over the last two years and has various sponsors, notably PDR Racing Suspension.

To qualify for the National Motocross Championships, competitors have to place in their respective area and regional qualifiers to earn a berth in a variety of classes from minicycles for children as young as four, all the way up to a senior division for riders over 50.

Many of America’s top pros have won the nationals at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and Campground.

Contact Dan Brown at sports@medina-gazette.com.