In the early eighties, a trio of motorcycle racing promoters from Ohio and West Virginia were looking for a facility. A country music legend needed to fill a campground. A sanctioning body wanted more members and a marquee event. And amateur motocross racers wanted a true and fair national championship.
We Went Fast has teamed with the Racer X Podcast Network for this documentary-style journey into the genesis of the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National
Notes: This show is FAMILY FRIENDLY. This same episode is concurrently appearing on the Racer X Podcast Network.
Credits: Many thanks to the Coombs family and Paul Schlegel for sharing their stories, especially Rita Coombs, who doesn’t do interviews often (read: never). Nicholas Smith wrote the score and sound design engineering.