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2008 Youth Nationals & Women’s Open Results

2008 AMA Trials Youth Nationals and U.S. Women’s Open

Beta mounted Karl Davis of Florida captured last weekend’s 9th Annual AMA/NATC Trials Youth Nationals at the Trials Training Center in Tennessee for America’s best riders 15 years old & younger. Davis fended off strong challenges from Eric Storz (Sherco) of California and David Mizell (GasGas) from Texas. Each of the three prevailed once over the 3 days of competition, with Davis’s 2-1-2 finishes besting the 4-2-1 of Mizell and the 1-4-3 of Storz. Other winners include Sherco rider Chase Harker of Kentucky in the 13yrs & under, GasGas mounted Zeke Mizell of Texas in the 11 & under, Beta rider Ty Cullins of California in the 9 & under and last (and also least) Joey Jackson of Tennessee on his Xispa in the 7 & under class. 15 year old Caroline Allen of Massachusetts rode her GasGas took top honors in the U.S. Women’s Open, with Ariel Winters (AR), Sara Patton (TN), Tammy Cook (KS) and Olivia Leviton (GA) winning the Women’s Expert, Advance, Intermediate, and Novice, respectively. Over 60 riders, some as young as 5 years old, competed over the challenging hills, rocks, and streams at the site of this years U.S. Round of the FIM/Spea Trials World Championships. The three-day event capped off a week of motorcycle trials riding, training and fun for motorcycle trials riding families from all over North America, held annually around the July 4 holiday. Full results of the competition and photos of the activities will be available soon.

TTC’s Catherine Bedley with the Youth E (7 & Under) Podium, Cole & Emily Cullins, Joey Jackson, Jacob Mizell

June/July schedule of instructional classes at the TTC

Here’s what we have for the rest of June and into July:

June 23/24
Trials Instructional (2 DAY CLASS)
Instructor: Andrew Blane
1 Space Available

June 27/28
X-Training 101 (2 DAY CLASS)
Instructors: Andrew Blane
2 Spaces Available

July 19
Instructional at Highland Park Resort Motorcross Park, Cedartown, GA
Unlimited 1/2 day classes available

July 24/25
X-training 101 Trials Instructional
3 spaces available

Any TRIALS 4 A DAY class can be taken on the first day of any 2-day class.

Private instruction available upon request, $360.00 per day, plus bike rental costs (if needed).

Please Contact Us to schedule your reservation for any of the classes listed. If we don’t have your available date posted, we can schedule a class for you.

Mototrial Event at Trials Training Days

The very popular Trials Training Days event is set for March 29-30, and a special event is planned for the pros.

This year will include a “Mototrial” consisting of a side-by-side race over a course set especially for the best riders in the U.S. on trials bikes. This race will make Endurocross look like a trail ride for sissies! After a day of training and practice on Saturday, the race will take place for Pros only on the hillside behind the cabins.

Ryan Young says he’s rested & ready to teach the kids a lesson they won’t forget!

Wagner Cup update

Preparations are at a fever pitch here at the TTC as we get ready to host the 2008 Wagner Cup, rounds 3 and 4 of the FIM Spea Trial World Championship.

We’ll have a new shop building ready for all the official functions and scoring.

The course is set, sections roughed out in my head and mostly cleared but a lot of work remains to get ready. 12 of the 15 sections will be very close by, with some spectacular new stuff near Bilbao falls. The Mother of All Hillclimbs will return, only this year it goes to the TOP! 3 of the sections will be for the hardy hikers, but well worth the visit to the top of the mountain at the 60ft high Lampkin falls; this is the most stunning and scenic spot on the property and not to be missed.

Our latest addition to the TTC fleet is a Suzuki Samurai, which can haul chainsaws, generator, hammer drill, and is used to traverse to almost anywhere; I think Charlie’s fingerprints are embedded into the dash from our last trip up to Lampkin falls with it.

We also have added some property composed of a nice grassy field adjacent to the spring, which will be excellent for camping. We still have some spots available for observers; a full weekend pass is provided to folks who can observe one day during the weekend or 10 passes for a club willing to host a section.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss the trials event of the year!

Online registration now available for Trials Training Days, March 29-30, 2008

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Online registration is now available for Trials Training Days (TTD), March 29-30, 2008. We’ll have a PDF flyer with the details Real Soon Now.

In the meantime, see these PDFs from the 2007 Trials Training Days:

as well as our photo album from the 2007 Trials Training Days.

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Schedule of instructional classes at the TTC for February

  • February 2/3: Trials Class/X-Training 101
    3 spaces available
    Instructor: Alex Bedley
  • February 9: Intermediate/Sportsman Trials Class
    5 spaces available
    Instructor: Alex Bedley
  • February 10: Advanced Level Trials Class
    5 spaces available
    Instructor: Andrew Blane
  • February 16/17: Trials Class/X-Training 101
    5 spaces available
    Instructor: Andrew Blane
  • February 23: Expert Trials Class
    5 spaces available
    Instructor: Andrew Blane

Please Contact Us to schedule your reservation for any of the classes listed. If we don’t have your available date posted, we can schedule a class for you.

Schedule of Trials Training Center events for 2008

  • March 29/30, Trials Training Days (2 day Instructional)
  • April 26/27, USGP World Trials Competition (2 days of Competition)
  • May 17/18, Vintage and Modern Trials Competition (1 day Vintage Trials Competition, 1 day Modern Trials Competition)
  • June 29-July 2, Family Camp
  • July 3-5, Youth National & U.S. Women’s Open Competition
  • July 5, U.S. Indoor National Championship Competition, Camp Jordan Arena, Chattanooga, TN
  • October 18/19, Fall Trial and AMA Regional Trial Competition (2 day Modern Trials Competition)