National Arenacross Champs Crowned
LAS VEGAS – The fastest amateur arenacross riders converged on Las Vegas’ South Point Arena this weekend for two days of competition for the 14th Annual AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC).
The on-track action kicked off on Friday with practice, qualifying, and the first four Main Events of the weekend. Festivities concluded Sunday with the remaining 23 classes. In the end, a total of 26 riders were crowned AMA National Champions, while several others received highly coveted distinctions.
Competitors of all ages, skill levels, and gender provided great competition for those in attendance. Arguably the most-watched class of the weekend, the expert class, featured an intense battle for the win on Friday night with Texas rider Cheyenne Harmon piloting his Honda to a national title.
Additionally, the rest of the top 10 finishers in the class earned their 250SX Class endorsement, making them eligible for competition for the 2014 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Another class with a lot on the line was the Supermini Junior (9-15), which was won on Sunday afternoon by Texas rider Justin Cooper aboard a Yamaha. In addition to national titleholder Cooper, the remaining two podium finishers, Hunter Budd and Wesley Banks, punched their ticket to October’s Monster Energy Cup, for its Supermini competition on Saturday, Oct. 20, from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.