Miss Arenacross and womenâ€™s amateur motocross competitor Lindsey Scheltema raced her way into a spot at the 2009 Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championship which will be held at the legendary Loretta Lynnâ€™s track in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., August 3-4.
In 2009, Scheltema of Byron Center, Mich., was awarded the exclusive opportunity to become Miss Arenacross for the widely popular AMA Arenacross series. Scheltema campaigned her way through the Mid-East region qualifiers. The first step in the battle to race at Loretta Lynnâ€™s is to place within the top eight from each respective class at an area qualifier. The final step in advancing to the Loretta Lynnâ€™s showdown is placing in the top seven at a regional qualifier. Scheltema did just that.
Competing in a hard-fought battle at the Log Road area qualifier, Scheltema finished 1-1 in the Womenâ€™s 14+ Class. With no interruptions in her rhythm, Scheltema increased her chances of earning a position to race for the National Championship.
Following the area qualifier, with virtually no intentions of missing an opportunity to compete at Loretta Lynnâ€™s, Scheltemaâ€™s consistent riding skills on the track complemented phenomenal 1-1-1 finishes at the regional qualifier of Millfield, Ohio.
Scheltemaâ€™s efforts earned her a position on the starting lineup for the 2009 Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynnâ€™s. â€œIâ€™m really excited to have the opportunity to race at nationalsâ€, said Scheltema. â€œItâ€™s a big race that requires an increased level of focus and Iâ€™m riding into it with a positive attitudeâ€.
With the important race approaching, Scheltemaâ€™s regular training routine has significantly changed and is explicitly correlated around the reality of riding alongside other top competitors looking to claim that number one spot. â€œI have been upping my training habits by increasing my riding time, exercise routines and competing in a few WMA races. Iâ€™m determined and feel Iâ€™m ready to take on this raceâ€.
Scheltemaâ€™s astonishing achievements in motocross has harmonized her ability to inspire and prevail in the midst of vital points in her career. The Amateur National Motocross Championship held at Loretta Lynnâ€™s of Hurricane Hills, Tenn., will take place August 3-4.