Smage carries lead in 2014 Aires AMA/NATC MotoTrials US National Championship Series into Kansas event
May 28, 2014
Story and photo by Shan Moore
Sapulpa, OK (May 26, 2014) – The 2014 Aires AMA NATC MotoTrials US National Championship Series resumes with rounds three and four of the series in Sedan, Kansas, on May 31st and June 1st, where Pat Smage will try to improve on the points lead he established last weekend at the opening two rounds of the series in Colorado.
The Sherco USA-backed Smage took a pair of decisive wins at the series opener and comes into this weekend’s double-header in Kansas with a 10-point lead in the series standings over Gas Gas USA’s Martin Matejicek of the Czech Republic.
Adding to the competition in the Pro division will be Sherco USA teammates Logan Bolopue and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet, who are both looking for their first wins of the series.
The Expert class provided plenty of fireworks in Colorado and the Kansas round should be no different as American Beta’s Ray Peters and Sherco USA’s Andrew Putt traded wins in Colorado and the battle will no doubt continue throughout the rest of the series.
In addition to the Pro and Expert divisions, the Aires AMA NATC MotoTrials US National Championship Series also offers classes for age groups and ability levels. There is even a class for vintage twin shock bikes and a Clubman class for those new to competition at the national level.
Directions to this weekend’s event in Kansas are as follows:
Take Highway 75 north to Highway 166, turn West (Left) . Proceed to Highway 166 North (Business)
which takes you to Sedan, KS. Proceed North to Main Street and turn Right. Main Street becomes
Indian Road and is a dirt road just past the Sedan Cemetery. Continue on Indian Road for approximately
3.5 miles. The trials site is just past the low water bridge and has a tall iron gate and will be marked.
From Wichita, KS
Take US 400 East to Highway 99 and turn South to Sedan, KS. Highway 99 becomes Highway 166\Main
Street as you enter Sedan, KS. Continue East through town on Main Street (do not turn right when
Highway 99 turns to the South). Main Street becomes Indian Road and is a dirt road just past the Sedan
Cemetery. Continue on Indian Road for approximately 3.5 miles. The trials site is just past the low
water bridge and has a tall iron gate and will be marked.
The first rider out is at 9 am each day.
This year’s National Championship Series consists of four two-day events, with each day counting as one round, making eight rounds total.
The series started in Texas Creek, Colorado on May 24-25 and will wind its way across the country to Sedan, Kansas, on May 31-June 1 for rounds 3 and 4, and then on to Valley View, Pennsylvania on June 21-22, before wrapping up at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee for the series finale on June 28-29.
For more information and a flyer for this event and the rest of the 2014 Aires AMA NATC MotoTrials US National Championship Series, go to www.mototrials.com.