Brantley Sheren, 7, to compete in national motocross championship. 

June 22, 2022

Brantley Sheren, 7, to compete in national motocross championship. 

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LUDINGTON – Ludington’s Brantley “Bing” Sheren just made his dream come true. Again. The 7-year-old dirt bike racer, son of Ashley and Adam Sheren, has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 41st Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, to be held August 1 – August 6 at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. 

Brantley just completed the first grade at Ludington Elementary School and has been riding dirt bikes since he was 5-years-old.

“He’s pretty excited to participate in this opportunity again,” said Brantley’s father, Adam. “This is a result of a lot of hard work and a lot of training.” 

Most of America’s top professional motocross racers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Dungey, have won AMA Amateur National titles at Loretta Lynn’s. 

“The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s is the best of the best motocrossers in America and around the world,” said Tim Cotter, director of MX Sports. “Just being here makes you an elite racer and a top athlete. A solid finish at Loretta’s would you give you instant National recognition and a possible professional career.”

With the help of sponsors such as OG’s optics, 6D Helmets, Roost MX graphics, Nihilo Products, Thrillseekers, DT1 filters, GoPro, Slick Products, Rynopower, Engine Ice, Dunlop, Atlas, and NoToil who provide significant discounts on products, Brentley has had the opportunity to pursue his motocross dreams. 

He has won several races in the last two years and had countless podium finishes (top 3). He competes nearly every weekend in the District 14 Motocross series in Michigan and in National races across the country. He has raced in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Brantley, along with his parents, brother Lawson and sister Ayla, will attend the week long National Championship August 1-6.

Racers may enter a wide variety of classes, from 50 cc classes for children as young as four, all the way up to a senior division for riders over 50. There are also classes for women and classes for both stock and modified machines. In total, there are 36 different classes of competition. Brantley will compete in the highly competitive 4-6 year old Shaft-Drive Class.

Going into the event, Brantley was largely projected as a top 10 finisher with a chance at making it on the podium. However, a week after Brantley earned his ticket he had a fall from a stationary golf cart and ended up fracturing his humerus. While he’ll be in a cast for four weeks and then will have to rest for an additional three weeks after, he should be cleared just in time for the first gate drop at Loretta Lynn’s.

The race action will be broadcast live daily at www.RacerTV.com, August 1 – August 6, for a total of 40 hours of live coverage. In addition, highlight shows featuring the event will air on MAVTV in the fall.

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