Aaron Clinches Ninth Title

Shan Moore | August 1, 2005

With two rounds still remaining on the schedule, Geoff Aaron wrapped up an unprecedented ninth AMA National Trials title with a win on the second day of competition at rounds nine and 10 of the AMA/NATC National Trials Championship Series held in Highgate, Vermont, yesterday.

On Saturday, the 33-year-old ERE/Gas Gas-rider turned in a sub-par (for him) performance on the first lap of the three-lap event and spent the remainder of the day making amends, eventually settling for a third-place behind finish Gas Gas USA’s Chris Florin and RYP/Sherco-mounted Bruce le Leriche of South Africa.

On Sunday, Aaron remained focused on the technical and slippery sections and ended the day tied for the win with Florin. Aaron’s card sported more cleans than did Florin’s, giving him the win and the title.

“It feels great.” Aaron said of his ninth title. “I’m super excited to win another one. There are a couple of guys who are really pushing me like Bruce and Chris, so I feel good to accumulate as many wins as I can and keep this thing going. It’s been a huge part of my life for the last several years and it feels good to achieve another championship.”

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.