RC vs Reynard
By now, most moto fans know that "The GOAT" Ricky Carmichael made a return to his roots last week at Loretta Lynn Ranch and went 1-1-1 in the Junior 25+ class to add to his Championship tally from the Ranch. RC dominated the first two motos, but in his final moto of the week, Robbie Reynard gave the fifteen-time AMA national champion a run early in the moto. On lap two, Robbie passed RC and, for two laps, he held him at bay. On lap four, RC was able to get back around Robbie and check out for the three-moto sweep.
I know some do not agree with the idea of former national champs and national winners like RC and Reynard racing an amateur national like Loretta's, but I think it is awesome for everyone involved. It had to be the highlight of the week seeing Ricky and Robbie going at. You can see some of what the fans saw thanks to Matt Wozney from MXPTV.com in the highlights from the moto below.