Pat Smage Sweeps Arkansas MotoTrials National

Smage perfect in Arkansas

Pat Smage
Pat Smage was just one point away from a perfect day on Sunday. The Sherco USA rider dropped a point midway into the first lap and then cleaned the remainder of the sections to finish Sunday’s event with a total of one point.Shan Moore

Pat Smage kept his record intact for 2018 by claiming his eighth win in eight rounds with a double victory at rounds 7 and 8 of the NATC/AMA US National MotoTrials Series in Uniontown, Arkansas. The Sherco USA rider dropped only three points all weekend (two on Saturday and one on Sunday) en route to the wins.

GasGas North America’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet went 2-3 over the weekend and sits in second overall in the series standings, while Scorpa USA’s Karl Davis Jr. went 3-2. Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle, who took a pair of fourths in Arkansas, sits third in the series standings with just two rounds remaining.

Andreas Niederer
First year Pro Andreas Niederer shows good form while attacking a step. The Arkansas event featured heavily wooded sections with lots of square-edged boulders strewn across the sloping hills.Shan Moore

Arkansas National MotoTrials Results - Saturday

Karl Davis Jr. preps his bike
Karl Davis Jr. preps his bike in the heat on Friday. The temperatures hovered around the mid-90s all weekend with very high humidity, making for a hot event.Shan Moore

Arkansas National MotoTrials Results - Sunday

Elliott Key
Elliott Key is part of a youth movement of “young guns” moving up through the ranks.Shan Moore
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet turned in a stellar performance on Saturday, finishing just 12 marks off of Smage’s pace en route to second place, while Davis was inconsistent all day and finished up the event in third. “I really fought hard all day to keep from taking points,” Blanc-Gonnet said. “There were only a few sections that were really tough, so I knew I needed to pay attention to the little things.”Shan Moore
Sam Fastle
Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle went 4-4 over the weekend and now sits in third place in the series standings with just two rounds remaining.Shan Moore
Dalton Land
GasGas North America’s Dalton Land was among the many Regional Champions crowned over the weekend, with his title coming in the Junior division.Shan Moore
Maddie Hoover
Maddie Hoover remained perfect in the Women’s Pro class after taking a pair of wins in Arkansas.Shan Moore
Laura Peters
Laura Peters will join Maddie Hoover and Kylee Sweeten on the US Women’s team that will represent the United States at this year’s Trial des Nations competition on September 22–23 in the Czech Republic.Shan Moore
10th US National MotoTrials title
Smage can clinch a 10th US National MotoTrials title at the series finale in September in Donner, California, tying Geoff Aaron’s record for US Trials titles.Shan Moore