MX Sports Presents Loretta Lynn Ranch Manager Alan Bruto with “Breaking Point” Lifetime Achievement Award
Morgantown, WV (Sept 1, 2010) – MX Sports, producers of the AMA Amateur National Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch presented by Amsoil, has presented Ranch Manager Alan Bruto with a lifetime achievement award dubbed the “Alan Bruto Breaking Point Award” in honor of his nearly three decades of tireless work at the facility.
Bruto first visited Loretta Lynn Ranch as a GNCC racer in the early 1980s, but quickly found a job working at the facility year round. Now the Ranch Manager, he provides the link between racing and the ranch, logging countless hours upgrading and maintaining the facility to accommodate the needs of the racers.
“The races at Loretta Lynn Ranch simply would not be possible without Alan Bruto’s hard work,” says MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “As the racers know, you have to dig deep and push past your breaking point to generate results at Loretta’s, and Alan and his crew are proof of that. The sweat equity he and the ranch crew pour into the facility shows each year when racers and their families arrive to pristine camping and racing conditions. Especially this year, when the Ranch endured tremendous flooding in the springtime.”
Indeed most of Loretta Lynn Ranch was underwater in May, but when racers showed up for the AMA Amateur Motocross Championships at the Dirt Days AMA ATV MX National in August, the facility and race track had never looked better. The extreme weather could have broken Bruto and his team, but they never stopped working.
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships Produced by MX Sports, Inc., the AMA National Motocross Championships is the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. Approximately 25,000 racers attempt to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,386 available gates at the finals. The National event, christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, is held the first week of August annually. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship title, most of today’s top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About MX Sports MX Sports, Inc. is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.