LAS VEGAS (May 8, 2017) – Less than 48 hours after Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Gavin Faith clinched back-to-back AMSOIL Arenacross titles, Orleans Arena was the epicenter of the amateur racing world. The 18th annual AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC) brought the 2017 season to a formal conclusion with an action-packed day filled with 30 classes of competition for all ages and skill levels. In the end, a total of 28 AMA National Champions were crowned.

Every entrant at ANAC punched their ticket to the finals, and a shot at an AMA National Championship, by competing in a minimum of one Sunday Amateur Day throughout the 13-round AMSOIL Arenacross season. Riders qualified for ANAC by accumulating points in one of four different amateur regions – Central, East, South, and West.

The ANAC weekend got off to an unofficial start on Friday night, when the Ultracross 50cc (4-8) division and AMSOIL Dominator Supermini class raced in front of a capacity crowd during the AMSOIL Arenacross Finals. Mikah Carpenter took his first of a pair of national titles in Ultracross 50cc riding an Elite Cobra, while Jett Reynolds and his Team Green Kawasaki kicked off a dominant weekend filled with multiple titles by grabbing the AMSOIL Dominator Supermini victory. With the win, Reynolds locked in a spot in the Supermini class at October’s Monster Energy Cup from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, and will be joined by fellow Dominator Supermini podium finishers Jack Rogers and Jeremy Ryan.

The remainder of the ANAC divisions and its hundreds of qualified riders returned on Sunday morning, ready to do battle on the challenging layout inside Orleans Arena. Heat races got the full slate of activity underway, followed by the Main Events that would ultimately crown each division champion.

The on-track action was exceptionally competitive, with the most talented amateur riders in the country putting on a show each and every time the gate dropped. Reynolds emerged from the day with the most hardware of any other rider at ANAC, capturing four AMA National Championships. In addition to the AMSOIL Dominator Supermini victory, Reynolds took the win in Supermini 1, 85cc (9-12), and Mini Senior. Yamaha rider Ezra Hastings also enjoyed a memorable ANAC and captured a trio of championships in 250 B, Open B, and Amateur All-Star.

With the Ultracross 50cc title already in hand, Carpenter added another championship in 50cc (4-8), and was one of three riders to earn a pair of national titles. Husqvarna rider Brantley Schnell won his two championships in Schoolboy 1 and 125 B/C, while veteran Suzuki rider Justin Kelly took championship wins in the more advances 25+ and 30+ classes.

2017 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Champions

Italics denotes non-national-championship class

51cc (4-6) Limited:                       Gage Dunham – Golden, Colorado – Cobra  

51cc (4-8) Limited:                       Mikah Carpenter – Freeport, Illinois – Cobra

51cc (7-8) Limited:                       Drew Adams – Chattanooga, Tennessee – Cobra

65cc (7-9):                                    Austin Schafer – Hamer, South Carolina – KTM 

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

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

85cc (9-12):                                  Jett Reynolds – Bakersfield, California – Kawasaki

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

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

35+:                                              Corey Romero – New Iberia, Louisiana – Suzuki

40+:                                              Matt Cleveland – Mabank, Texas – Yamaha

125 B/C:                                       Brantley Schnell – Denver, North Carolina – Husqvarna

250 B:                                           Ezra Hastings – Aurora, Indiana – Yamaha  

250 C:                                           Jaylend McCarty – Colorado Springs, Colorado – Honda 

Amateur All-Stars:                       Ezra Hastings – Aurora, Indiana – Yamaha

Beginner:                                     Ethan Hay – Elma, Washington – Kawasaki

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

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

Mini Senior (12-15):                     Jett Reynolds – Bakersfield, California – Kawasaki

Open A:                                        Steven Mages – Sardinia, Ohio – Kawasaki

Open B:                                        Ezra Hastings – Aurora, Indiana – Yamaha

Open C:                                        Matt Hannah – Fair Play, Missouri – Yamaha

Schoolboy 1 (12-16):                    Brantley Schnell – Denver, North Carolina – Husqvarna

Schoolboy 2 (14-16):                    Devin Sale – Louisville, Kentucky – Kawasaki

Supermini 1 (9-15):                      Jett Reynolds – Bakersfield, California – Kawasaki 

Supermini 2 (13-16):                    Kaeden Amerine – Great Bend, Kansas – KTM 

Women (12 & Up):                        Jordan Jarvis – Clayton, North Carolina – Yamaha

WMX:                                           Kylie Fasnacht – Port St. Lucie, Florida – Kawasaki

AMSOIL Dominator Supermini:   Jett Reynolds – Bakersfield, California – Kawasaki

Ultracross 50cc (4-8):                  Mikah Carpenter – Freeport, Illinois – Cobra