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Orres has big things in mind for Tennessee trip

Submitted photo Ronnie Orres of Fort Dodge is making the trip to the Loretta Lynn Ranch for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. — Ronnie Orres wants to be one of the fastest racers on the track, and this week, the St. Edmond sophomore-to-be will have the chance to prove it.

Orres will compete in the 39th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch.

This is the second straight trip for Orres, who was on the St. Edmond varsity wrestling roster this past winter as a freshman.

“Qualifying for Loretta Lynns is special to me, because only the top 42 fastest kids in the nation qualify,” Orres said. “I’ve worked really hard for many years to make it.

“Most of the kids who make it are home schooled and live at training facilities, so it’s a big accomplishment for me since I go to school (at St. Edmond) and race when I can on the weekends.”

Orres will compete in the Mini Sr. 2 on the historic track. He qualified in a regional in Casey, Ill. the week of June 19-21.

“It’s always been my goal to make it down there and then keep making it every year,” Orres said. “Some of the preparations I do for races are running and lifting weights as much as I can.”

Orres pointed to his family’s unconditional support as a motivating factor.

“I’d really like to thank all of my family and friends who support me back home,” Orres said. “They have helped me through all the years that I’ve been racing.”

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