Beta USA’s National Trial team is all set to tackle round 1 of the AIRes/AMA National Mototrial championship being held in Texas Creek, Colorado this weekend. Round’s 1 and 2 of the series are expected to provide spectacular and demanding sections, this along with thunder storms in the forecast will no doubt challenge riders throughout the weekend.
The Team’s captain and 2013 Expert class Champion Ray Peters is all ready, “2014 marks my 26th season of National MotoTrial competition. It also marks my 10th season riding for Beta. “I really couldn’t be happier, the changes to the 2014 4-stroke have further refined an already amazing motorcycle.” Having ridden the 4 stroke beta 300 since mid 2007, it really complements my style of riding and has helped me secure 9 Expert National MotoTrial Championships. “The engine is very linear with lots of power and torque available at any rpm, plus it super smooth during very technical bits of the section. I can concentrate on the larger picture.” “I’m really looking forward to this season, see you on the loop!”
Peter’s teammate fifteen year old Ty Cullins is very familiar with the rocks in Colorado. The 2013 High School champion won every event in his class last season and has stepped up to the competitive 125 Expert class for 2014. The Riverside, California rider will be competing on his Evo 125 Factory bike. Riding the Expert sections will offer a new challenge for the youngster as the class is flooded with talent. Cullins recently won round one of the amateur Endurocross class aboard his Beta 250 RR enduro.
Team Pro standout and 2010 Champ Cody Webb will be juggling schedules and will miss a few rounds due to the conflicting AMA/Geico EnduroCross schedule. The Watsonville, California native is leading the EnduroCross points after a convincing win in Las Vegas. He plans on competing in as many rounds that his busy schedule will allow aboard his Factoy Evo 300.
The newest member to the Beta Support Team is Laura Peters. Originally from Maryland, Peters now resides in Muleshoe, Texas and will ride a Beta Evo 200. She will compete in the very competitive Women’s class where women from all over the USA compete for the NATC/AMA Mototrial championship. The two-time Clubwoman champion will also compete overseas in three of the World Championship events.
“I’m really looking forward to this season and being part of Beta USA. I think that the 200 is the right bike for me and I look forward to improving my riding this year.” Peters explains.
Other Beta riders that are anxious for the series to start are Michael Cramsey from Oklahoma, Jonathan Mason and Jim Gawne, both from Michigan, Terry Anselmo and Dave Diehl, and Scott Merrick from Pennsylvania, Alain Vandewalle from Illinois, Mike Komer from New York as well as the brother team of Alexander and Andreas Niederer from Florida as well as many others competing on the Beta Brand.
The AIRes/AMA National Series is a total of eight championship rounds to be held in four different Scenic locations across the USA.
May 24-25 Rounds 1 & 2 Texas Creek, Colorado
May 31-Jun 1 Rounds 3 & 4 Sedan, Kansas
Jun 21-22 Rounds 5 & 6 Valley View, Pennsylvania
June 28-29 Rounds 7 & 8 Sequatchie, Tennessee
For more information on the series go to www.mototrials.com.