AURORA, Ill. – In just a few weeks, the world’s fastest amateur AMSOIL Arenacross riders will take center stage on the world famous Las Vegas Strip for the annual AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC). This year, South Point Casino and its state-of-the-art arena will once again be the sight of two action-packed days of activity that is sure to maintain the highly competitive legacy of this prestigious event.
Day one on Friday, May 3, will feature practice and qualifying for all 27 classes in addition to the first four Main Events of the weekend. Racing continues on Sunday, May 5, with an action-packed day of competition that will crown champions for the remaining 23 classes. With a wide range of skill levels and ages competing at the ANAC, this annual tradition has become one of the most highly regarded amateur competitions in the world.
In conjunction with the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross season, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, hundreds of riders of all ages and skill levels have been competing for his or her shot at a chance to win a coveted national title. Over the course of the 10 weekends that composed the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross schedule, riders qualified from one of five different amateur regions – North, South, East, West and Central – during the Amateur Day races that took place every Sunday following professional action.
With over 300 riders looking for the chance to qualify on any given weekend, earning one’s way into the ANAC was no easy task. As a result, this year presents one of the most talented fields of riders to ever compete. In total, 540 of the nation’s best amateur competitors, male and female, will converge in Las Vegas the first weekend in May, in conjunction with the Monster Energy Supercross Finals. In the end, a total of 26 riders will emerge as a one-of-a-kind AMA National Champion by the time the weekend concludes.
In the highly talented Expert Class, the top 10 finishers from the ANAC will receive a sought-after 250SX Class Endorsement, which makes them eligible to compete in the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season.
Since the 2010 season, the ANAC has been run in conjunction with the dramatic finale of Monster Energy Supercross. With the addition of a full day of practice and qualifying one year ago, doubling the amount of track time for the future stars of AMSOIL Arenacross makes for an action-packed weekend that has enough excitement to satiate any enthusiasts’ hunger for competition. Simply put, combining the ANAC with Monster Energy Supercross in Las Vegas is the ultimate way to close out an incredible 2013 season, making for a can’t-miss weekend for any fan.
Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions for the ANAC, will allow all qualified riders to familiarize themselves with the track while also setting their gate selection for the weekend. The first four Main Events of the weekend in the 85cc (9-15), Expert, Pit Bike, and 65cc (7-11) classes will bring Friday night to a close. On Sunday, eliminations begin for the remaining 23 classes of competition until a rider is crowned as an AMA National Champion for each respective division.
Tickets for the 2013 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships are on sale now. Gates and pits open promptly at 8 a.m. for Sunday’s action, with racing set to start shortly thereafter. Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions are free to the public. All competition will be hosted within the spacious South Point Arena, which has established itself as the new home of the ANAC.
All Seats - $35 (General Admission)
*Includes free Pit Entry
Here is the schedule of events for the entire ANAC weekend:
Friday, May 3
12:30 PM Track Walk
12:45 PM Riders Meeting
1:15 PM First Session of Practice and Timed Qualifying Begins
3:15 PM Final Sessions of Timed Qualifying Begins
6:00 PM Main Events for 85cc (9-15), Expert, Pit Bike, and 65cc (7-11) Classes
Sunday, May 5
7:30 AM Track Walk
7:40 AM Riders Briefing
7:45 AM Team Faith Devotional
8:00 AM Final Practice, followed by Heat Races for Remaining Classes
12 Noon Opening Ceremonies, followed by Main Events for Remaining Classes
Live timing and scoring from the AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships is available. To follow the intense racing action live, log onto www.Arenacross.com.http://www.facebook.com/AMAarenacross and http://twitter.com/arenacross today!