Since the introduction of Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross has served as the grand stage for the sport's most promising young stars to cut their teeth in the professional ranks. The development program has been a proven success, with the likes of Aaron Plessinger, RJ Hampshire and Jordon Smith going on to enjoy budding careers in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Tomorrow night, the opening race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship from Atlanta's Georgia Dome will be heavy with Road to Supercross graduates as well as the most successful AMSOIL Arenacross rider of the modern era.

Headlining the AMSOIL Arenacross talent in the Eastern Regional Championship is none other than four-time champion Tyler Bowers, who is considered one of the favorites to potentially win the 250SX Class crown. Plessinger and Hampshire will also line up on the gate, along with groundbreaking female rider Vicki Golden, who is the only woman in history to complete the Road to Supercross and qualify for the "Fast 40" in Monster Energy Supercross.

In addition to the group of riders with Monster Energy Supercross experience, which also includes Dylan Slusser and Josh Cartwright, are a handful of young riders ready to take the next step onto the sport's biggest stage. Earlier this season Benny Bloss completed his Road to Supercross, fresh off being named the AMA's Horizon Award Winner at his final AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship last August. With the support of his Blue Buffalo/Slater Skins Yamaha team Bloss will become the second rider in history to complete the Road to Supercross and make his Monster Energy Supercross debut in the same season. Another rider to keep an eye on will be Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Alex Frye, who experienced the ups and downs of AMSOIL Arenacross during his Road to Supercross journey last season. With a full factory backed program around him, Frye has the potential to make some noise during his rookie season.

Flanking Bloss and Frye for their Monster Energy Supercross debuts are FCC Motorsports Honda's Dylan Walker, ActionExtremeSports/MEPMX KTM's Jared Lesher and Buddy Brooks Racing Honda's Henry Miller. Walker has enjoyed a strong AMSOIL Arenacross season to date, currently sitting second in the Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship with two races remaining. Lesher has shown incredible improvement with each round and sits 16th in the Arenacross Class as well as sixth in the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class. Miller kicked off the 2016 season with a third-place result in the Arenacross Lites Class and continues to climb his way to the upper echelon of arenacross.

Arguably no AMSOIL Arenacross rider is bringing more momentum into Atlanta than A&Y Racing Honda's Daniel Herrlein. The Ohio native clinched the Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship last weekend in Tampa, Florida, and is also enjoying a breakout season in the Arenacross Class, currently sitting eighth in points as the Race to the Championship approaches. Herrlein has 17 career Monster Energy Supercross starts, with a best result of ninth. With the momentum on his side, he'll hope to make a splash inside the Georgia Dome before continuing his chase at a possible sweep of AMSOIL Arenacross titles in 2016.

AMSOIL Arenacross enjoys its first break in action this weekend before returning to the track on Saturday, March 5, from Omaha, Nebraska's CenturyLink Center.