Less than 48 hours after Team Babbitt's/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki's Gavin Faith emerged with his first career AMSOIL Arenacross title, Orleans Arena was once again filled by the roar of bikes. The 17th Annual AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC) officially brought the 2016 season to a close with a showcase of the fastest amateur talent in the country, crowning 28 AMA National Champions across 29 classes of competition for all ages and skill levels.

Following a day of practice on Saturday, the ANAC field entered Sunday ready to do battle on the track inside Orleans Arena. Heat Races commenced on Sunday morning, which set the field for a series of talent-laden Main Events that afternoon, from which a winner would be crowned in each class.

All entrants at ANAC earned their shot at racing for an AMA National Championship by competing in the Amateur Days that took place each Sunday during the 13-rounds of the AMSOIL Arenacross season leading up to finale weekend in Las Vegas. Riders qualified by accumulating points in one of four different amateur regions - South, East, West and Central.

The crowning of AMA National Champions for ANAC actually began on Friday night during the AMSOIL Arenacross finals with both the Ultracross 50cc (4-8) Class and AMSOIL Dominator Supermini Class putting on a show for the packed house in attendance. KTM rider Emile Lacher withstood a tough test from fellow KTM rider Preston Zollers in the Ultracross Main Event to become the first AMA National Champion of the weekend, while Team Green Kawasaki rider Jeremy Ryan captured the Supermini title. With his win, Ryan earned an invitation to compete in the Amateur All Stars class at October's Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, along with fellow podium finishers Josh Varize and Cole Williams.

On Sunday afternoon the on-track action and battles for each respective title were exceptional, with the country's most talented amateur riders in the arenacross discipline giving it their all. When the final checkered flag flew, signifying the end of a memorable 2016 season, KTM Orange Brigade rider Josh Varize and Yamaha rider Addison Emory IV emerged with arguably the most impressive outings of ANAC, with both riders earning three AMA National Championships apiece. Varize took the win in the Supermini 1 (9-15) Class, Senior Mini (12-15) Class, and Supermini 2 (13-16) Class, while Emory was triumphant in the Expert A Class, Pro Sport A Class, and Collegeboy (16-24) Class.

Five additional riders took home multiple AMA National Championships inside Orleans Arena. Chad Saultz rode his Yamaha to victories in the 250 B Class and Open B Class, while Yamaha BluCru rider Colton Eigenmann swept the Schoolboy 1 (12-16) and Schoolboy 2 (14-16) classes. Preston Boespflug was the most successful mini bike rider of the weekend, winning both the 65cc (7-11) and 65cc (10-11) classes aboard his KTM. In the more veteran classes that featured riders ages 25 and up, Justin Kelly and Eddie Ray were the most successful, with Kelly taking the 25+ Class and 30+ Class wins aboard his Suzuki and Ray walking away victorious in the 35+ Class and 40+ Class, also aboard a Suzuki.

2016 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Champions

Italics denotes non-national-championship class

51cc (4-6) Limited:                        Mikah Carpenter - Freeport, Illinois - Cobra  

51cc (4-8) Limited:                        Bradyn Johnson - Orlando, Florida - Cobra

51cc (7-8) Limited:                        Tyler Cole - Auburndale, Florida - Cobra

65cc (7-9):                                     Cole Kish - Newport, Michigan - Cobra  

65cc (7-11):                                   Preston Boespflug - Battle Ground, Washington - KTM

65cc (10-11):                                  Preston Boespflug - Battle Ground, Washington - KTM

85cc (9-11):                                   Thomas Welch - Charlotte Hall, Maryland - KTM

25+:                                              Justin Kelly - La Moille, Illinois - Suzuki

30+:                                              Justin Kelly - La Moille, Illinois - Suzuki

35+:                                              Eddie Ray - Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Suzuki

40+:                                              Eddie Ray - Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Suzuki

2 Stroke B/C:                                Jackson Gray - Forsyth, Georgia - Husqvarna

250 B:                                           Chad Saultz - Batavia, Illinois - Yamaha  

250 C:                                           Tyler Ducray - Galt, California - KTM

Beginner:                                      Adam Carter - Mountain Home, Idaho - Kawasaki

Collegeboy (16-24):                       Addison Emory IV - Owasso, Oklahoma - Yamaha  

Expert A Class:                             Addison Emory IV - Owasso, Oklahoma - Yamaha

Girls (7-13):                                   Katie Benson - Delmar, Delaware - KTM  

Open B:                                        Chad Saultz - Batavia, Illinois - Yamaha  

Open C:                                        Jaylend McCarty - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Yamaha

Pro Sport A Class:                        Addison Emory IV - Owasso, Oklahoma - Yamaha  

Schoolboy 1 (12-16):                     Colton Eigenmann - Titusville, Florida - Yamaha

Schoolboy 2 (14-16):                     Colton Eigenmann - Titusville, Florida - Yamaha

Senior Mini (12-15):                       Josh Varize - Perris, California - KTM  

Supermini 1 (9-15):                       Josh Varize - Perris, California - KTM  

Supermini 2 (13-16):                      Josh Varize - Perris, California - KTM  

Women (12 & Up):                         Mackenzie Tricker - Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Suzuki

AMSOIL Dominator Supermini:    Jeremy Ryan - Santa Nella, California - Kawasaki

Ultracross 50cc (4-8):                    Emile Lacher - Brooksville, Florida - KTM