Joshua Varize was competing in the Mini Sr. 1 and 2 classes back at the 2016 Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship. At the time, the Californian was representing the Orange Brigade KTM squad and still does to this day except now he’s in the A class. Varize performed well at the Ranch in 2016, showing top five speed although he struggled with consistency throughout the week. His best moto finish was a 4th place which he achieved in both classes, but finished outside of the top ten affected his overall results. In the Mini Sr. 2 class, which was won by Ty Masterpool, Varize finished in 7th place overall and in the Mini Sr. 1 division, which was won by Dilan Schwartz, he finished in 6th position.