On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 93

words & photos STEPH VETTERLY
FactoryONE Sherco ’ s Pat Smage could not have asked for more beautiful weather to extend his lead at rounds 3 and 4 of the 2022 AMA / NATC National Mototrials Championship season , hosted by Sacramento PITS Inc at Schaad Ranch in Wilseyville , California . The last time the NATC visited California was 2018 in Donner .
“ I ’ ve been out here [ in California ] for 11 years now , and this is a lot like Pennsylvania ,” said Trials Master Bryce Pophal . “ This is not your typical California event . There are a lot of hillsides , a lot of creeks ; it ’ s nice and slippery . It ’ s going to be an interesting event for that fact . People are expecting something different from California ; they ’ re looking for the big , grippy rocks , and we definitely don ’ t have that here .”
VOL . 7 ISSUE 6 - JUNE 2022 // PAGE 93