Local racer to compete for national spotlight in upcoming ATV race
HURRICANE MILLS, TN— Milam County resident Ryan Phillips will compete with the best ATV motocross racers in the world on Aug. 15-16 at the Dirt Days Championship Finale at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch as the final roud of the 10-stop ITP/ Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship presented by Par ts Unlimited. A s the final stop on the national tour, the event marks racers’ last opportunity to gain national ATV motocross attention.
The eighteen-year-old Phillips competes in the B class and rides both a Yamaha and a Honda ATV in the races with help form his sponsors Jokers Racing, JM Racing, Lonestar Racing, DWT, R ATH, Motoworld, Fox Shox, Rockdale Signs & Photography and family members.
Phillips is a 2010 Rockdale High School graduate and plans to pursue a career in the medical field as well as continuing his pat h at bec oming a pro rider.
More than 700 ATV racers are expected to compete over the weekend, as the event includes two full days of racing action with Sunday being the hot bed of action when the Pro’s take the stage. Classes range from riders as young as four and as old as 50 years or more high performance race machines.