Kansas US National MotoTrials | PHOTOS

At look at MotoTrials in Kansas

Pat Smage extended his lead in the SWM US National MotoTrials Series after taking a pair of wins at rounds three and four of the series in Sedan, Kansas. Spaniard Marc Freixa gave Smage a run for his money but came up just short on each day. Photographer Shan Moore was on hand to capture the action.

Marc Freixa and his minder, Eduardo, size up a section. Freixa finished third in the World Championships in 2003 and last year won the US title.Photo By Shan Moore
After a year away from competition, Bryan Roper has returned to the series in 2017 with the factory Gas Gas team.Photo By Shan Moore
After four rounds, Pat Smage has a 14 point lead over Marc Freixa in the series standings.Photo By Shan Moore
Factory Gas Gas rider Alex Niederer hops his rear wheel into position so he can climb this tricky rock step.Photo By Shan Moore
Sherco USA’s Andrew Putt turned in a clean lap to finish off Sunday’s event in third.Photo By Shan Moore
One of the more spectacular riders in the Pro class is Scorpa USA’s Karl Davis Jr.Photo By Shan Moore
One of the younger riders in the competition, Breyden Martinson is just starting a trials career that can last a lifetime.Photo By Shan Moore
In addition to a Pro class, the SWM US National MotoTrials Series includes classes for all ages, including youth riders and riders over 70. Rachel Hassler won the Women’s division in Kansas.Photo By Shan Moore
Marc Freixa puts all his weight on the rear wheel as his tire searches for traction on the sandstone rocks.Photo By Shan Moore
Pat Smage won Sunday’s event by the closest of margins. Both Smage and Freixa finished the event with two points, however, Freixa was the first to claim a point in the 12-section, three-lap event, which gave the win to Smage.Photo By Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer won the Expert class on Sunday.Photo By Shan Moore