2018 Tennessee US MotoTrials, Part Deux

A look back at this past weekend’s AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials

Pat Smage continued his streak of winning performances in Tennessee where he dominated the action en route to wins at rounds 5 and 6 of the AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series. The Sherco USA rider has yet to be challenged in 2018 and has now racked up six-straight wins. Scorpa USA’s Karl Davis Jr. turned heads with a solid runner-up finish on Sunday. The ride marked the first in the national series for the Florida rider in nearly a year. GasGas North America’s Alex Niederer joined Smage and Davis in filling out the podium over the course of the two days, with GasGas North America’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet, Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer, and Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle filling out the top six.

Alex Niederer fights for traction on one of the many slippery climbs at the Trials Training Center. The GasGas North America rider scored a second and a third in Tennessee.Shan Moore
Jonathan English traveled from Ontario, Canada, to do battle in the Expert class and came away with a pair of sixths.Shan Moore
Drew Fortner took the Expert class win on Saturday and backed that up with a solid third on Sunday.Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer has turned in some impressive rides in his first year in the Pro division.Shan Moore
Karl Davis Jr. returned to the series for the first time in nearly a year. The Scorpa USA rider performs with Marvel Universe Live, which keeps him on the road most of the year.Shan Moore
The AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series has a strong women’s program. Laura Peters is one of the series regulars.Shan Moore
Marvin Edgington is a series regular and he competes in the Senior 60 division. The Senior classes make up the biggest part of the entries at the MotoTrials events.Shan Moore
Josh Roper is one of the many young guns moving up through the ranks. Josh is part of the well-known Roper family from Arizona, and his father, mother, and brothers have all ridden the series as well.Shan Moore
Todd Duesterhaus sizes up his line in section 11 during Saturday’s event.Shan Moore
With a pair of wins this Father’s Day weekend in Arkansas, Pat Smage can all but wrap up a record-tying 10 National MotoTrials titles.Shan Moore