Cody Webb and Patrick Smage remain tied atop the championship points standings in the AMA National Trials Series after trading wins at rounds three and four of the series in Exeter, Rhode Island.
Just as he had done at the opener in Oklahoma, Webb struck first, taking a decisive win over Smage on the slippery rock outcroppings of Stepping Stone Ranch during Saturday’s round. The two riders riders – Webb on the Gas Gas Race model and Smage on a modified 300cc Sherco…
Watch in dismay as the young teens, Andrew Oldar and Eric Storz, known as the YOUNG GUNS, thrill you with their uncanny riding ability as they hone their riding skills on their way to becoming two of the top PRO riders in the sport of Observed Trials.
Both these riders have already won Championships in their young careers but now they have their sights set on the big time. Filmed all around the USA, you will see not only these two outstanding riders, but also many of the top riders in Trials today. Watch them as they ride up huge walls and perfect their splatter technique on huge obstacles. Included in the Bonus Footage is the 2008 USA Indoor national, 2008 Tennessee FIM World round, and much more.
See Andrew’s and Eric’s recent YouTube videos below.
Saturday morning dawned ominously dark and cloudy with the foreboding of forecast rain. Were the riders in for a repeat of last year? Thankfully, no, and the weather improved slowly and steadily throughout the day as the temperature and competition heated up.
The sections were on a shortish loop with many new areas freshly cleared and set for the first time. The sections were reasonable enough on Saturday as evidenced by some very low scores, but on Sunday, there was payback, as the difficulty level was a quantum leap higher, and so were the scores… continued
We call the spring event the Spring Splash and the fall event The 58k.
For these events, spectators are welcome and admission is free. Helmets are required for anyone on a motorcycle. AMA and STRA membership is required to compete (membership applications are available on site). Riders are welcome to come early or stay after for practice or training classes on our 670 acres of mountain terrain. See our Directions page for how to get here, our Accommodations page on where to stay, and our Contact Us page if you need more info.
SPRING SPLASH 2010
For 2010, the Spring Splash (STRA Rounds 5 and 6) will be held on May 29 & 30, with a street bike Anniversary Ride on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day). The Anniversary Ride will be a multi-gap, street bike ride, leaving from the TTC on Monday morning at 9 A.M.
Cost : $30.00/ each day; $10.00 age 18 & under
Start times : 12:00 noon on Sat.; 9:00 A.M. on Sunday
Youth Trials at 4:30 PM on Sat.; 9AM on Sunday for $5.00 per day