Utah hosts Loretta Lynn qualifier

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SALT LAKE CITY -- This weekend is one of the biggest amateur motocross events in Utah. At the Salt Lake Motocross Complex, racers will compete in a qualifier for the Loretta Lynn Championships.

Yes, Country Music legend Loretta Lynn, the "Coal Miner's Daughter," is a major motocross fan. She has a topnotch track on her ranch in Tennessee and she hosts one of the country's biggest amateur motocross championships.

This weekend in Utah, it's the Loretta Lynn qualifier, the first step to earning a trip to race at Lynn' ranch.

"This is the first time that Loretta Lynn has had a qualifier in this state, so we're working hard to have it go off really well," organizer Sharif Hadley said.

"It's pretty exciting to be able to have all the kids be here in Utah trying to qualify for it. I know there'll be some other kids from California and all over the place that come to try to qualify for this," said Kaden Hadley, a 14-year-old motocross racer.

The gates drop at 9 am Saturday and also on Sunday.

E-mail: rzundel@ksl.com

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