DZP Rider Skylar Demuth – His 2009 Loretta’s Story

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DZP Rider Skylar Demuth had an interesting journey during the Loretta Qualifier’s this year. After a broken leg and training super hard for months, Skylar earned a spot at the Lake Whitney Regional Qualifiers for Loretta Lynn’s, and little did he know that he would have his chance ripped away.  Read on, the story gets better at the end!  Just goes to show, that you should never give up!

Posted by Eric Demuth on another forum:

This weekend at Lake Whitney my son raced the 65 ( 7-9 ) stock class for an opportunity to go to Lorettas.His moto finishes were 9-7-6 good enough for a guaranteed spot to Lorettas,so we thought…after celebrating his accomplishment we were blind- sided by what happened next…We went to the tower to get his trophy ,we were told he was docked 3 positions for cutting the track!! We were in disbelief and immediately called for the AMA referee. While reviewing the race moto 3 started really good,Skylar got a good start and was 3rd place thru the first corner and thru the big sweeper,as they made there way around the entire track and up to the bakers dozen whoop section, he was clearly in 3rd place as they entered the whoops. Skylar charged up the left side of the whoops,got squirrely,came off the left side of the track,slowed ,looked,and re-entered the whoops and continued racing. He clearly did not gain any positions on the race track ,and he did not impede any riders progress when he re-entered the whoops.The transponder verifies his race position after the whoops as 3rd place.Many witnesses including spectators ,parents, and riders verify my son did not commit an infraction…. After a lengthy discussion with the AMA referee Mr Richard White ,he said he did not see the infraction but said he received radio info and made his decision based on his people ,not an outside protest.Then after more explaining,and more facts were introduced Mr White then went into the tower and returned 10 minutes later with a new penalty of 2 positions for an infraction that never occurred! Based on the facts and the AMA rules,the rider did nothing wrong.He then said his decision was final and to send an appeal to the AMA.How can this happen? My son Skylar is crushed!! this is very UNFAIR…Please offer any help or opinions!

The forum was blowing up with all kinds of responses, with most of them agreeing that Skylar was totally ripped off!!  Below is an actual post from a reader:

I personally was standing at the tower when this race was going on because we were waiting for results to be posted. I happened to have been standing less than 100 yards away when this incident occurred. It is true that Demuth got out of shape in the whoops and it shot him out to the left (his left) off of the track. He missed about three whoops, however, he then looked back over his shoulder and re-entered just like he was suppose to. He did not pass anybody and no one passed him. He did everything just like he was suppose to do.

This is ridiculous that you are going through this when he clearly did everything he was suppose to do. This truly is a situation that it is too bad you dont have on camera – because there would not be any of this conversation taking place or energy wasted.

We attended three regionals this year – and we too witnessed “this is home cooking”. We know of another incident that occurred and the ref was not fair at all about the decision “again home cookin”.

We have learned that we need to start video taping everything!!!!

I was just informed by Eric Demuth of the following:

Shelly we recieved confirmation that our appeal was upheld and that there will be no penalty and the results will be revised again, giving Skylar his hard earned , well deserved, qualifing position to Lorettas.

Congrats Skylar!!!  Good luck at Loretta’s!!

About MX Sports and Loretta Lynn’s:

61_final-mx-sports-logo-08MX Sports, LLC, owns, manages and produces the two most prestigious and world leading Motocross championships: the AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championship.

Through its various racing properties, MX Sports fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. MX Sports is a second-generation, family-owned business that has been in operation for well over 26 years and is an industry leader in the segment of off road/action sports race promotion in the United States.

MX Sports has assembled the most experienced and knowledgeable motorsports event production staff, which has successfully built the world’s most prestigious motocross racing championships.

MX Sports pioneered and developed the business model for the Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the ranch of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the National Championship has served as the launch pad of virtually every top American Motocross and Supercross rider.

In 2008, there were more than 31,000 attempts to qualify in the available 33 classes for the 1,386 available positions at the National final. The national event, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation,”is held annually the first full week of August. As a testament to the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Motocross title, most of today’s top motocross and supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Kevin Windham and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s before graduating to the professional ranks.

Commencing with the 2009 professional motocross race season, MX Sports will take the lead role in producing the world’s premier motocross series. MX Sports will also navigate and direct the AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship, the most prestigious and successful professional ATV Motocross racing series in the world.

Co-branding with other race properties associated with MX Sports (i.e.  GNCC Racing, ATVA Amateur Motocross Championship), as well as its strategic media alliances (i.e. Racer X Illustrated, Road Racer X, Racer X Films, etc.) provides a unique opportunity for top-to-bottom vertical brand integration and identification. From amateur to professional racing, and from casual to fanatical fan, there is no other motorsports entity in the world that has this unique vertical integration structure by MX Sports.


STMX 5/10/09 Practice Pictures


Featured Pictures From Today

Coolness!!  Below is DZP Rider Skylar Demuth’s bike, check out the InMotion Grafix and the DZP nuke.


Skylar Demuth




Hope you are doing okay 187!


Oscar Diaz riding at STMX today.


Brad Young






Good riding today Marcel!


Oops, there is a sequence of shots for this crash…


Taylor Fanklin


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