Section prep update

I got this photo and email from TTC’s Dan Brown this morning:

Section11Griff, here’s a photo of a section up by Lampkin Falls, freshly taped, and with helper Sam Stutz in the middle. The sections are being finalized now and we’re in the final stages of preparation for the Wagner Cup!

12 of the 15 sections will be very close by the paddock, but 3 are up atop the mountain for the hardy hikers.

I’ll be arriving at the TTC late Wed. night this week for this weekend’s Trials Training Days 2008, and staying thru next Tues. morning. So I’ll be posting many more Wagner Cup 2008 section preview photos Real Soon Now.

Promo in American Motorcyclist magazine

In the April 2008 issue of AMA’s American Motorcyclist magazine, there’s a blurb in the Competition section on page 70 about the Wagner Cup:

IMG_1950WORLD’S BEST BALANCING ACT; World Trials Lands Here

The World Trials U.S. Grand Prix is coming to town. And if you have any appreciation at all for man’s ability to defy gravity on two wheels, you won’t want to miss it. Competitors in the FIM World Trials Championships are the best you’ll see anywhere, and this is your only chance to see this world-class talent on U.S. soil in ’08. The 2008 USGP World Trials Competition goes down April 26-27 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. For more information, call (423) 942-8688 or see

Toni Bou repeats as Indoor World Champ

The FIM Trial Online web site has the final standings of the 2008 World Indoor Trials posted (PDF) after this past weekend’s event in Madrid. Toni Bou (Montesa) is indoor champ once again, with Adam Raga (Gas Gas) 2nd and Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 3rd.

The FIM site has photos from all the indoor events; and here’s a YouTube video of Toni Bou at the 2007 Barcelona indoor:

Wagner Cup flyer

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This flyer for the 2008 Wagner Cup / WTC USGP (color PDF on the left, B&W jpg on the right) appeared in the March 2008 issue of Trials Competition.

Feel free to print it out and pass it around/post it.