Arenacross to Vegas South Point Casino
2011 AMA Arenacross
After a successful transition to host the nation’s fastest amateur arenacross racers in May, Feld Motor Sports has announced that the 2011 Amateur National Arenacross Championship (ANAC) will move to the famous Las Vegas Strip at the South Point Hotel, Casino, & Spa on Sunday, May 8.
A longstanding staple of the sport, the ANAC made the move from its traditional October race date to May last season, joining the season-ending celebration of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, for a full weekend of world class motorcycle racing.
In an effort to keep the Amateur National Arenacross Championship in a more traditional Arenacross-size venue, the decision was made to move the race to The Strip and South Point Hotel’s state of the art South Point Arena.
Pat Christenson (President, Las Vegas Events) says: "We worked with Feld Motor Sports to move May’s Amateur National Arenacross Championship to the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on The Strip. The ANAC is an outstanding amateur race that will bring thousands to Las Vegas in May."
Following the season finale of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Championship on Saturday, May 7, the most highly-touted future stars of the AMA Arenacross Series will take center stage at the South Point Arena for a full day of racing action. A total of 21 classes will pit the fastest amateurs in the country head-to-head for a coveted AMA National Championship.
Jayme Dalsing (Director of Arenacross) says: "This is a great move for Arenacross to bring the National Championships back to the intimate environment of an arena. This is how our riders have qualified all year so they should be more acclimated to the tighter tracks. South Point is a great venue and should make for an outstanding event."
In addition to Sunday’s festivities, the always-exciting 65 (7-11) and 85 (9-15) classes will once again share Sam Boyd Stadium with their older, faster supercross counterparts on Saturday afternoon.
After making their debut in front of the sold out supercross audience last season, the most competitive classes of the ANAC will host their main events during the intermission prior to the kickoff of the Monster Energy Supercross finale.
In total, 23 riders will walk away as national title holders. Qualifying for the 2011 Amateur National Arenacross Championship will take place throughout all 14 stops of the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series on the Sunday following each respective round throughout the country, beginning this coming weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma.