Riders compete to qualify for finals in Las Vegas 
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Amateur racers have their chance to qualify to compete in the 2018 AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship in Las Vegas on May 4-6, 2018, by competing in any of the 11 AMA amateur Arenacross racing events early in 2018.

The qualifying events will take place across 11 states, where the top finishers at each event earn points toward their chance to compete in the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship in Las Vegas. The winner of each class at the final round in Las Vegas is awarded an AMA National No. 1 plate.

“Twenty-nine AMA National Championships will be up for grabs in Las Vegas,” AMA Motocross Manager Ricky Rickords said. “The riders who qualify for the event can consider themselves among the greatest amateur racers in the country. Each year, the bar is raised by the ability and talent of these racers and we are excited to see what they bring to the table in 2018.”

The first round of the 11 qualifying events is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2018 at the Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio.

Arenacross racing features some of the most skilled amateur racers competing across the country on man-made tracks inside well-known arenas.

To register for AMA Arenacross events, visit www.axregistration.com.

To learn more about AMA Arenacross racing, visit www.arenacross.com.

AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship Schedule:

Jan 6-7: Fairborn, Ohio: Nutter Center
Jan 13-14: Worcester, Mass.: DCU Center
Jan. 20-21: Wilkes Barre, Pa.: Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 27-28: Greensboro, N.C.: Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 10-11: Madison, Wis.: Alliant Energy Center
Feb. 17-18: Florence, S.C.: Florence Civic Center
March 17-18: Denver, Colo.: Denver Coliseum
March 24-25: Nampa, Idaho: Ford Idaho Center
April 7-8: Wichita, Kan.: Intrust Bank Arena
April 21-22: Portland, Ore.: Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28-29: Reno, Nev.: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
May 4-6: Las Vegas: Orleans Arena
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.