Deltran Battery Tender RC Hard Charger Award: Loretta Lynn's 2
With more than 100 career wins and 10 career championships in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Ricky Carmichael is the standard bearer of success and it's why he's affectionately known as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). In celebration of Carmichael's legacy Pro Motocross has been recognizing the most determined rider at each respective round of the championship with the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award for more than a decade. This award recognizes the one competitor at each of the nine rounds on the schedule who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in either 450 Class moto.
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Each recipient of the Deltran Battery Tender RC Hard Charger Award is recognized during the riders meeting at the following national and is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
The second of back-to-back visits to famed Loretta Lynn's Ranch for the second round of the 2020 season, the MotoSport.com Loretta Lynn's 2 National, provided an added challenge for the world's best riders as rain drenched the legendary track and provided some extremely challenging conditions. For many the two 450 Class motos turned into a battle of survival, but for point leader Zach Osborne what began as a near nightmare of a day ended with the excitement of a second straight overall victory. In looking at the box score, Osborne's triumphant outing can be directly attributed to a resilient ride in the opening moto when he somehow managed to overcome a 31st-place start and fight his way to a fifth-place finish, surpassing an incredible 26 riders along the way to earn the RC Hard Charger Award.
Loretta Lynn's 2:
#16 Zach Osborne / Abingdon, Virginia / Husqvarna
+26 positions in 450 Moto 1 (31st to 5th)
2020 Deltran Battery Tender RC Hard Charger Award Recipients
#51 Justin Barcia / Monroe, New York / Yamaha
+15 positions in 450 Moto 2 (22nd to 7th)