Country Music singer Loretta Lynn has passed away at the age of 90 years old. Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee has hosted the largest amateur motocross race in the United Since 1982. Every summer, amateur motocrossers hoping for their pro debut descend on the property for a week of challenging motos. Other events such as GNCC races are also hosted there. The ranch is known as the seventh biggest attraction in Tennessee. The property also has a museum, western stores, lodging and restaurants. Lynn used to regularly greet fans that visited the property. Every morning at 7am during the races, her hit song “Coal Miners Daughter” would play throughout the ranch’s PA system.
Motocross event director Tim Cotter said “Loretta Lynn will be sadly missed. Her name and her home are woven in to the fabric of our sport. We are all very grateful for her allowing us to race at her home for the last 41 years. Loretta Lynn has won the race.”
Lynn was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2021.