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IN THE DIRT - Good News Travels Fast: Team Honda Extends Canard’s Contract Trey Canard got his Honda contract extended through the 2014 season. Next year will mark Canard’s third season aboard the factory-prepared Honda CRF450R contesting both the AMA Super‑ cross and AMA Motocross Champi‑ onships. “It is a huge blessing to be back with Team Honda Muscle Milk,” said Canard. “I am ex‑ tremely happy that I get to con‑ tinue working with such a great group of people. I am looking forward to building on the good races we have had in prior sea‑ sons.” “We are very excited to con‑ tinue our relationship with Trey,” stated Honda Team Manager Erik Kehoe. “Over the past few years he has proven that he has the skill and commitment that it takes to be a top contender for the championship.” Graphic Kits Jett Boots has Graphic Kits for MX boots. How cool is that? Way cool. Jett, makers of the Jett Boot line of rebuildable racing boots Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals Get their Twang On... One of the biggest and best motocross races in the country is the annual pilgrimage to the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Produced by the Coombs families MX Sports divi‑ sion, the Air Nautiques/AMA Na‑ tional Motocross Championships is the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982, at the home of coun‑ try music star Loretta Lynn, this event is a must ride for racers wanting to climb the mx ladder of moto success. This event has morphed into one of the premier amateur mo‑ tocross races in the world. To get some scale to this race, more than 25,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes, for the 1,386 available gates at the Na‑ tional. No easy task! As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Champi‑ onship title, most of today’s top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James DIRT ILLustrated \\\\\\ Vol. 1 + Issue 4 + Page 18 Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s. For more info on the Amateur MX National championships go to