Torres takes flight to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Camas motocross racer qualifies for amateur nationals in Tennessee
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Shredding up dirt tracks on a motorcycle has been a lifetime hobby for Alex Torres.
While his friends are relaxing for the summer, Torres tells them he has a race to prepare for. A big one.
The 15-year-old from Camas is going to compete in the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championships, which take place July 28 to Aug. 3, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
"I have the opportunity to go up against the fastest people in the country. It's going to be an exciting road trip," Torres said. "There are people who think you just sit on a bike and let the bike do all the work. It takes so much endurance and physicality. You don't understand it unless you experience a race, and do what all of us riders do out there."