In 2016, Nate Thrasher was still riding under the Rides Unlimited KTM tent and contesting the Mini Sr. 1 and Mini Sr. 2 classes. It was no different that year at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship, scoring consistent overall results in both divisions. The Tennessee native earned 6th place overall in Mini Sr. 2 and 4th place overall in Mini Sr. 1. He recorded three moto finishes inside the top five and even won the last moto of the Mini Sr. 2 class. Thrasher would’ve been challenging for the number one plate if not for an uncharacteristic 23rd place finish in the opening moto, but he still managed to bounce back and show where he belongs.