Arkansas MotoTrials, Part Deux

Another look at the Arkansas MotoTrials

Rounds 7 and 8 of the AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series moved into Uniontown, Arkansas, where hot and humid conditions greeted more than 100 competitors. As he has done at every round so far this year, Pat Smage dominated the action, easily winning both days of competition.

Scorpa USA’s Karl Davis Jr. and GasGas North America’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet took turns finishing second and third over the two days, while Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle and Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer rounded out the top five each day.

The North American Trials Council (NATC) announced the teams that will represent the United States at this fall’s Trial des Nations in the Czech Republic. The men’s team consists of Pat Smage (left), Sam Fastle (center), and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet. The US Women’s squad will be made up of Laura Peters, Maddie Hoover, and Kylee Sweeten.Shan Moore
Ten-time US National Trials champion Geoff Aaron is the new team manager for the GasGas North America Trials Team. Geoff will also contest the upcoming AMA EnduroCross series for GasGas.Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Cole Cullins is among the new crop of young riders who are considered the future of the sport in the United States.Shan Moore
GasGas North America’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet went 2-3 in Arkansas and currently sits second overall in the series standings with just two rounds remaining.Shan Moore
Karl Davis Jr. turned in one of his best performances of the season on Saturday with a second-place finish, but struggled with the heat on Sunday and finished third.Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer needs a dab to get over this vertical wall during Sunday’s round.Shan Moore
Todd Duesterhaus competes in the very popular Clubman class, which is one of the largest classes of the series.Shan Moore
Sam Fastle is one of the most stylish riders in the Pro class.Shan Moore
New Mexico’s Sadie Webb won the Women’s division each day in Arkansas on her Beta.Shan Moore
If successful in his bid for a 10th national MotoTrials title, Pat Smage will tie Geoff Aaron for the most US trials titles.Shan Moore