The North American Trials Council (NATC), home of the NATC/AMA US National MotoTrial Championship Series and the US Trial des Nations Team, has a new site with a new name:
The old domain names for the NATC and US TdN will be redirected and eventually discontinued.
Head honcho Brian Behling is now blogging and is ramping up with both NATC MotoTrials on Facebook and NATC MotoTrials on Twitter.
So we’ll be hearing directly from him (and maybe other NATC board members) about the Nationals and the US TdN Team using these social media channels. He’ll be trying to use the words ‘mototrial’ and ‘mototrials’ as much as possible instead of ‘observed trials.’ Or will he use two words for each, ie, ‘moto trial’ and ‘moto trials’ and really confuse us?
We’ll be watching, Brian.
Full disclosure: the NATC contracted with my firm, Wigley and Associates, to help them with this.
NATC Rounds 9 & 10 were held in California this weekend. See the NATC Results page for the scores of all the classes and the year-end results. With a 1st place finish on Saturday, Cody Webb (Gas Gas) secured his first-ever national title.
He’s pictured on the right with his father and minder, Kip Webb. See the full-sized photo at the bottom of the Lewisport USA home page.
Shan Moore at Trials and Enduro News has the details on his blog:
After finishing runner-up in the series standings for four straight years, Webb picked up his game in 2010, winning eight of the 10 rounds to easily capture the championship. At Donner, Webb handled the huge granite walls and drops with precision, topping three-time and defending Champ Patrick Smage by 26 points on Saturday and 38 on Sunday.
See Cody Webb’s Facebook profile wall and this message thread on Trials Central for all the congratulatory messages.
NATC Rounds 7 & 8 were held in Colorado this weekend.
See the NATC Results page for the scores of all the classes.
By taking first place both days in Colorado over the weekend, Cody Webb (GasGas) has all but clinched first place in the 2010 AMA/NATC National Championship Trials Series. With 6 wins (including one in Oklahoma, one in Rhode Island, and two in New York), Webb will likely have his first-ever National Championship next week in California, beating out four-time AMA/NATC National Trials Champion Pat Smage (Sherco).
Dan Williams wrote in the Trials Central forum: "I calculate Cody only needs a fifth place (16 points) finish either day in California to clinch."