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Attached is the map of the loop and sections for both days.

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We've been doing a ton of work and we're almost ready. [biggrin]

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The US National MotoTrials Series gets underway next weekend, April 21-22, in Roswell, New Mexico, where the best Trials riders in the country will kick off the 2018 campaign on some of the most rugged terrain imaginable. 

 This year’s MotoTrials schedule consists of 10 rounds held over five weekends, beginning with next weekend’s two-day event in Roswell, New Mexico, and ending on September 1-2 with the two-day finale in Donner, California. In between are dates at Texas Creek, Colorado (April 28-29), Sequatchie, Tennessee (June 9-10), and Uniontown, Arkansas (June 16-17). 
 
The first rider is out at 9:00 am each morning. For support classes, the schedule is divided into East and West Regional rounds, with the New Mexico, Colorado and California rounds serving as West Regional point paying events, while Tennessee and Arkansas make up the East Regional rounds. East and West champions in each class will be crowned at the conclusion of the season. The California dates are also part of the FIM North American championship, which is concluded on September 8-9 in Canada. 
 
This weekend, nine-time and defending series champion Pat Smage will begin his quest to tie Geoff Aaron’s record 10 US National MotoTrials titles. The Sherco USA-sponsored rider is coming off perhaps the best performance of his career when he topped Spaniard Marc Freixa for the title in 2017.
 
Freixa won’t be competing in the 2018 series, but Smage will still have plenty of competition in the Pro division from a host of up-and-comers. The Torrot GasGas team, managed by Geoff Aaron, will present a formidable challenge to Smage in the form of young guns Alex Niederer and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet. Niederer is coming off a productive off-season and should be among the riders battling for the title, while Gonnet is making his debut with the GasGas team after riding for Montesa USA in 2017.
 
Sam Fastle, Smage’s Sherco USA teammate, will be the hometown favorite in New Mexico and will have the advantage of knowing the local terrain, which should put him among the pre-event favorites. Meanwhile, Sherco USA’s Andrew Putt, who finished third in last year’s series, will see limited action in 2018 as he juggles college with trials. 
 
Scorpa USA will have a strong team represented by Karl Davis Jr. and Quinn Wentzel. Davis, a flashy rider from Florida, is juggling the MotoTrials series with his day job as an actor/stunt rider with Marvel Universe, while Wentzel will also compete in the AMA EnduroCross series. 
 
In the Women’s Pro class, defending champion Madeleine Hoover will once again represent the Torrot GasGas team in an effort to defend her 2017 title. Hoover spent the off-season training in Europe and brings this invaluable experience to the U.S. series. Meanwhile, Sherco USA’s Kylee Sweeten and Montesa USA’s Christy Williams will be among the riders challenging Madeleine for the crown.
 
Scorpa USA’s Alexander Myers, Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer and GasGas North America’s Drew Fortner were the top three in last year’s final Expert division standings and it remains to be seen if any of this trio will make the jump to the Pro class for 2018. Either way, the Expert class should be another hard-fought division this year.
 
In addition to the Pro and Expert divisions, the US MotoTrials series offers several support classes for a host of age and ability ranges, including youth classes on Friday and Saturday. 
 
This weekend’s event will take place at Haystack OHV Riding Area, 22 Miles Northeast of Roswell, New Mexico, just off US 70 @ mile marker 357. 
 
Dry camping will be available at the event site for $20 per night (Wed – Sat). No reservation is required. Camping is primitive, with portable toilets on site, and there is no water or electricity. 
 
The spectator fee is $15/day or $20/weekend (all non-riders or minders), $20 per rider/minder (weekend land use fee), 12 and younger is free and spectator parking is free. 
 
For more information on the event, please go to https://nmta.weebly.com. For information on the US MotoTrials series you can check out http://www.mototrials.com.
 
If you’d like to see some of the most skilled athletes in the country riding motorcycles over insanely impossible terrain, then you need be to in New Mexico this weekend

We hope to see you there!

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Should be an awesome weekend!!  [thumb]
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The 2018 AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series got underway this weekend with the opening two rounds of its 10-round schedule near Roswell, New Mexico, where nine-time national trials champ Pat Smage established himself as the man to beat in 2018 after taking a pair of decisive victories. 
 
The Sherco USA rider rode with skill and precision on the loose climbs and demanding sandstone boulders that made up the event, winning Saturday’s event by 33 points and Sunday’s by 21 points. 
 
Thirty-five mph winds blasted the area on Friday as competitors from all over the country converged on Roswell for the series opener. However, by Saturday morning the winds had subsided and nearly a hundred riders took to the eight-mile, 12-section course, which was be ridden three times each day. 
 
On Saturday, after seven hours of competition and 36 scored rides, Smage produced the low score in the Pro division with a total of 13 points, easily giving the Wisconsin native the first win of the 2018 season. Smage bettered his score with each lap, posting 6 points on lap one, 4 points on lap two and 3 on the final lap. 
 
“It’s good to get a win right out of the gate,” said Smage. “I was a little shaky in the morning, but I was able to clean it up after a few sections. At the end of the day I’m pleased with how I rode.”
 
With Smage seemingly riding at a higher level, North America GasGas teammates Daniel Blanc-Gonnet and Alex Niederer gave up pursuit and locked horns in an intense battle for the runner-up slot. Niederer held the upper hand after one lap, leading Blanc-Gonnet by 8 points (13 points to 21 points). Blanc-Gonnet narrowed the gap on the second lap, dropping just 11 points compared to 20 for Niederer. Blanc-Gonnet sealed the deal on the final lap, posting a 14-point final lap compared to 17 for Niederer, giving Blanc-Gonnet second place with a total of 46 points. Niederer rounded out the podium in third with a total of 50. 
 
Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle (73) finished fourth, while Scorpa USA’s Quinn Wentzel (88) and Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer (99) were fifth and sixth. 
 
In other classes, Josh Roper edged Alex Myers by one point to win the Expert class on Saturday, while Maddie Hoover beat out Kylee Sweeten by one clean to win the Women’s Pro division. 
 
Smage was even more impressive on Sunday and threatened to clean the entire day. The Sherco rider cleaned every section on his first two laps and all but one on his third loop. A loose rock in section two cost Smage a five when it gave way as he tried to launch onto a giant wall. In all, Smage collected 35 clean rides and one five on the day for a grand total of five points. More than good enough for win number two.
 
Niederer came prepared for Blanc-Gonnet on Sunday and edged the Oregon rider by four points on lap one. He was three points better on lap two. Blanc-Gonnet was able to get back three of those points with a solid ride on lap three, but it was not nearly enough as Niederer claimed the runners-up slot with a total of 26 points, representing his best-ever finish in the Pro division. 
 
Blanc-Gonnet rounded out the podium with 30 points, followed by Fastle with 55 points, Andreas Niederer with 79 points and Wentzel with 80.
 
Alex Myers got revenge on Josh Roper on Sunday, winning the Expert class by two points over the Arizona rider. Meanwhile, Maddie Hoover claimed another win in the Women’s Pro class, this time the GasGas rider had a little bit more breaking room, taking the win by eight points over Kylee Sweeten. 
 
The AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Seriesresumes next weekend with rounds three and four in Texas Creek, Colorado on April 28-29. For more information on the event, please go to http://www.mototrials.com.
 
RESULTS
SATURDAY
1. Pat Smage (Shr) 13
2. Daniel Blanc-Gonnet (GG) 46
3. Alex Niederer (GG) 50
4. Sam Fastle (Shr) 73
5. Quinn Wentzel (Sco) 88
6. Andreas Niederer (Bet) 99
 
SUNDAY
1. Pat Smage (Shr) 5
2. Alex Niederer (GG) 26
3. Daniel Blanc-Gonnet (GG) 30
4. Sam Fastle (Shr) 55
5. Andreas Niederer (Bet) 79
6. Quinn Wentzel (Sco) 80
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Below is a message from the BLM in Roswell about the 2018 Roswell National - 


Greg, Jessica, and Dee,

I went out to Haystack on Tuesday, 4/24, to do some follow-up post-use monitoring and I was extremely happy to see how well your team cleaned up.  They left the OHV area in immaculate condition!  You couldn't even notice that there was a huge event that took place over the weekend.  Will you please extend a huge thank you from me and BLM to those who stayed behind to make sure Haystack Mountain OHV Area was left spotless for other visitors to enjoy?!  I appreciate all you do and the respect your teams have of Public Lands.  It sure shows!  Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments about how the event was managed.  I am pleased in how well the event was organized but please let me know if I can do anything to make future Trials events better.  Thanks again.    

 

Sincerely, 

Blake      

Blake Ingram
Outdoor Recreation Planner
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Pecos District - Roswell Field Office
Ofc: 575-627-0222 

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Wow...that is awesome Hammer! Nice job everyone!!
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Hope you don't mind I shared that on the Facebook page.
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Um..yeah...we don't use face book.[rolleyes]
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Small photo bomb from Roswell National.

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More Roswell photos... Saturday Section #11

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Round 2 of pics from Secton #11 on Saturday.

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