With his fourth double victory of the season (and eighth win in a row), Pat Smage claimed a record-breaking 11th US National MotoTrials championship title after winning the final two rounds of the 2019 AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series this weekend in Diamond Mill, Oregon. In addition, the FactoryONE/Sherco rider’s win on Sunday marked his 18th in a row going back to last year, which broke three-time champ Scott Head’s record of 17-straight wins.
Glenn Osmond McNeal, Jr., 83 of Arab went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 20, 2020 after a courageous three year battle with stage 4 kidney cancer.
Glenn was born January 2, 1937, the son of Glenn McNeal Sr. and Berniece McNeal. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Gayle (McNeal) Garner and first born son Danny McNeal. In 1955, Glenn graduated from Paris High School in Arkansas where he lettered in both football and track. He served in the U.S. Army as an electronics technician and then had a distinguished 35 year career at Redstone Arsenal finishing his career at the Army Materiel Command in supporting both the Hawk and Patriot Missile Foreign Military Sales Programs retiring as a Supervisor/International Program Management Specialist GS-15. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to pass on news of the passing of a trials Icon. Bill Markham, better known as "Mr. Bill" passed away this past Thursday from Pneumonia brought on by his continuing battle with Lime Disease.
The Mens team finish with a second place (Silver) in the International Class.
Womens Team finish 7th, just 11 points off team France!
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at Smage completed a sweep of the 2018 NATC/AMA US National MotoTrials Series with a pair of wins at the series finale near Donner Pass, California. The Sherco USA rider topped GasGas North America teammates Alex Niederer and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet on each of the two days for the victories, while the two GasGas riders traded second- and third-place finishes. Here’s a look at the event from the lens of Shan Moore’s Nikon.
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