MOTO: 2014 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships Set for Las Vegas
AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships Set to Crown National
Champions in Las Vegas
Tickets to See World’s Fastest Amateur Arenacross Riders Still Available
Press Release from ArenaCross
AURORA, Ill. (April 30, 2014) – In just a matter of days the world’s fastest amateur arenacross riders will take center stage on the world famous Las Vegas Strip as months of anticipation will culminate with the annual AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC). The arena inside South Point Casino will serve as the sight of this showcase of amateur talent, with practice scheduled for Friday, May 2, and a loaded schedule of competition on Sunday, May 4. In the end a total of 29 classes will battle, with 28 of those classes crowning AMA National Champions.
The journey to ANAC begins in conjunction with AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, during its season from January through March. Since the start of the New Year, hundreds of riders of all ages and skill levels have been competing for his or her shot at lining up on the gate at ANAC. With 12 weekends of AMSOIL Arenacross competition during the 2014 season, riders were eligible to qualify from one of four different amateur regions –South, East, West and Central – during each of the Amateur Day races that took place every Sunday throughout the arenacross season.
The amount of track time has been doubled for all 464 ANAC competitors, which will surely lend itself to even better racing. On Friday morning all 29 classes of competition will take to the track for the first time in practice, familiarizing themselves with the layout inside South Point Arena. After a break on Saturday in which competitors will enjoy the final race of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season Saturday night at nearby Sam Boyd Stadium, they’ll return to the track at South Point on Sunday morning. Elimination Heat Races will start the day off, with riders in each of the 29 classes going bar-to-bar all in hopes of transferring into their respective Main Events.. As the afternoon gives way, the process of determining which 29 riders will emerge victorious begins with the Main Events, with 28 riders ultimately being crowned national champions.
The 29 classes that will be in action feature a wide array of skill levels and ages, open to both boys and girls, and men and women. Because of its exceptional field of talent, ANAC has cemented itself as one of the most highly regarded amateur competitions in the world.
With upwards of 300 riders fighting for their spot at ANAC on any given weekend, qualifying for the big event in Las Vegas is challenging given the highly competitive environment. As a result, the field of competitors each year at ANAC is a true best-of-the-best in the amateur racing world.
Of the 29 classes that will be in action at ANAC, several will garner the attention of the fans and the racing community as a whole. The AMSOIL Dominator Super-Mini class provides intense competition throughout the AMSOIL Arenacross season and the top three finishers following its Main Event on Sunday will also secure their spot in the Super-mini class at this October’s Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas.
ANAC and the Monster Energy Supercross finale combine to create the ultimate showcase of current and future talent, and also serve as the ideal celebration to close out the 2014 season.
Tickets for the 2014 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships are Still on sale. 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 Seats - $35 (General Admission)
*Includes free Pit Entry
All tickets are subject to a Convenience, Handling, and $3 per ticket Facility Fee. Tickets can be purchased at the South Point Arena Box Office, over the phone at 702-797-8055, or online at www.SouthPointEventsCenter.com.
Here is the schedule of events for the entire ANAC weekend:
Friday, May 2
10:00 AM Track Walk
10:15 AM Riders Meeting
10:45 AM Practice Begins (4 minutes per class)
2:00 PM Final Practice Sessions Begin (4 minutes per class)
Sunday, May 4
7:30 AM Track Walk
7:40 AM Team Faith Devotional
8:00 AM Heat Races Begin (8 laps)
11:45 AM Opening Ceremonies
12 Noon Main Events (10 laps)
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.
The entire AMSOIL Arenacross season will air on FOX Sports 1, including re-airs on FOX Sports 2.
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AMSOIL Arenacross is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. The AMA sanctions more amateur motorsports events than any other organization, as well as Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. For more information about AMA-sanctioned competition events, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing.
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