2012 SWM AMA-NATC MotoTrials National Series Round 1Reigning AMA-NATC MotoTrials Champion Pat Smage got his title defense off to an aggressive start at the first round of the 2012 SWM AMA-NATC MotoTrials National Series, walking away with a commanding win at MotoVentures in Anza, Calif.
The event, which combined the National Round with the Southern California Trials Association’s 42nd annual El Trial de España event, saw Smage take his Sherco to a 15-point lead over runner-up Beta-mounted Cody Webb on the first loop. From there, Smage never looked back.The event, which had GSO as a title sponsor, featured an afternoon shootout format with the top five morning finishers in the Pro class going toe-to-toe in spectacular spectator-friendly sections. Smage padded his huge lead by besting Webb 2-3 in the highly competitive shootout. Smage finished with 14 points to Webb’s 32.Keith Wineland, who stood in fourth after the two morning loops, beat Karl Davis Jr. 16-19 in the shootout, putting Wineland on the podium by two points and dropping Davis to fourth. Bryan Roper, who was only two points behind Wineland going into the shootout, struggled in the afternoon, dropping 27 points.MotoVentures SWM AMA-NATC MotoTrials National Series Results:PRO
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!