Millville OMA National

 

Welcome to one of America's Premier MX Facilities

Welcome to one of America's Premier MX Facilities

Beautiful Spring Creek MX Park in Minnesota played host for Round 6 of the Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals.  Leading the series in the Pro class is Australian Paul Whibley on the Geico Powersports Kawasaki.  Whibley’s main rival in the series, teammate Jimmy Jarrett, is out due to injuries.  Speaking of, Phil once again was behind the lens instead of behind the gate.  He was still feeling the effects of his concussion the previous weekend, with lingering headaches.  551 Films was still represented well with Papa and Pat Smage, Uncle Circe, and Paul Philbrick  all enjoying the world famous Millville terrain.  

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

The holeshot in the Pro class went to Whibley, with young MX star and home-track hero Alex Martin following close behind. The two were within  a few bike lengths of each other as they circulated the MX track.  Martin was scrubbing everything he could in order to get an edge heading into the woods.

Papa Smage and Uncle Circe prepare for their battle

Papa Smage and Uncle Circe prepare for their battle

 Uncle Circe continued his strong starting methods with a solid third place start.  OSC surprisingly held strong in the top 5 throughout the moto track even though he admits, “Those jumps just kill me.”  He kept pushing throughout the woods and kept it going hard for 4 laps.  Papa Smage kept on the charge as well, catching “One Shot” in the woods and clawing his way into the top 4 in his class. 

Pat gears up

Pat gears up

 Pat borrowed Max “The Factor” Gernhardt’s  KTM 250 to get a feel for what the OMA Series was all about.  After admitting to get tired, he pulled off in fear of torturing the machine beyond its comfort zone.  Speaking of Pat’s ride, if anyone can notice something odd about Pats machine, they win a free Smagical Adventure 2 DVD.  Study the above picture and email answers to Phil@Smagical.com, or be the first to leave the correct answer in a comment on the site.

Paul Whibley grabbed the early lead

Paul Whibley grabbed the early lead

Alex Martin putting the pressure on

The two leaders were this close much of the race

As the time clock kept ticking, Martin kept Whibley on his toes.  A few laps into the race, Martin put a pass on Whibley and started to inch away.  It wasn’t  until the white flag lap that Whibley took control of the race.  For the remainder of the final lap, Whibs inched away from Martin to secure a handy victory over the teenager.

Pat rails, Phil documents

Pat rails, Phil documents

Uncle Circe was on it at the 'Ville

Uncle Circe was on it at the 'Ville

7 Responses to “Millville OMA National”

  1. Uncle Circe says:

    That’s too easy. Pat doesn’t have his jersey tail hanging out.

    ie: He tucked.

  2. HAHA! Pat tucked! Team Factory Sherco is amazed!

  3. Garu says:

    “something odd about Pats machine”
    Is a jersey part of the machine?
    I say The Trials Tire is a little odd for mx style riding.

  4. Ryder says:

    Trials Tire. Dunlop?

  5. Joebarr says:

    He’s got a trials tire on the back.

  6. Uncle Circe says:

    Good eye, Joe.

  7. Garu says:

    Good eye Garu

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