2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials Report

Pat Smage sweeps again at rounds 3 and 4.

Pat Smage rides up boulders at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Pat Smage has won all four of the NATC/AMA US National MotoTrials so far in 2019. He has also cleaned two of the rounds.Shan Moore

FactoryOne/RYP/Sherco's Pat Smage continues to rampage through the NATC/AMA US MotoTrials Series. With his latest sweep of the Minnesota rounds, his win total stands at four for 2019.

The Minnesota event featured a two-lap event for the pros, topped off by a four-section “shootout” in the afternoon that they rode twice each. Since only the pros rode, the sections were difficult and spectacular. Amazingly, Smage cleaned all eight attempts.

Alex Niederer bikes down boulders at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Alex Niederer was off his game on Saturday and finished seventh. However, the GasGas North America rider jumped to fourth on Sunday.Shan Moore

FactoryOne/RYP/Scorpa’s Karl Davis Jr. was the best of the rest, with a second and a third over the course of the two-day event. GasGas North America brought a couple of players in the form of Daniel Blanc-Gonnet and Alex Niederer. Blanc-Gonnet went 4-2 while Niederer had a seventh and a fourth.

David Avendaño jumps over boulders at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Venezuelan trials champ David Avendaño finished third on Saturday, but he had a bad day on Sunday, finishing sixth. Avendaño sits second in the series standings after four rounds.Shan Moore

Seven-time Venezuelan champ David Avendaño (Vertigo) was on form on Saturday with a third-place finish, but fell apart on Sunday, finishing sixth. FactoryOne/RYP/Sherco’s Josh Roper was super consistent with a pair of fifth-place results.

Sam Fastle rides in the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Sam Fastle rode better than he scored in Minnesota. Fastle is solid and one of the best on the circuit on the really big obstacles.Shan Moore

2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials Pro Class Results - Saturday

Alex Myers rides at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Coming off a second-place finish the week before in Nebraska, Alex Myers went 7-6 in Minnesota.Shan Moore

2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials Pro Class Results - Sunday

Phil Smage rides over boulders at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Less than a year ago, Phil Smage was paralyzed from the neck down. This weekend he rode a National trial in Minnesota. Phil entered the Clubman class, which is a relatively easy course, but the dude finished, and with only 50 percent use of his arms and hands! A couple of times, Phil pulled in the clutch and couldn’t let it out. What a legend!Shan Moore

2019 Pro Class Championship Point Standings

Josh Roper jumps up to boulder at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Josh Roper has been consistent throughout the series and grabbed a pair of fifth-place finishes in Minnesota.Shan Moore
Maddie Hoover rides at the 2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials.
Defending Women’s Pro champion Maddie Hoover is on track to defend her title with four straight wins in the series.Shan Moore