Finding Answers: Making the Case for Safety

Finding Answers: Making the Case for Safety

Finding Answers: Making the Case for Safety By Brett Lee   With everything that has happened lately regarding injuries and worse, Walton Raceway owner, Brett Lee, has stepped forward in an attempt to bring about change in the way we handle crashes and the resulting injuries. When he asked if he could write a guest column on the topic, there was no hesitation. Brett always has insightful opinions and is

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to your first Monday Coffee of spring! Yes, it has finally ‘sprung’ and we are now only a few months away from all of this snow being completely gone here in Ontario. I kid, I kid. But wait, maybe that’s not too far off the mark if you live out in the Maritimes as they just received what is hopefully one last kick

McThoughts: Detroit SX

McThoughts: Detroit SX By Jeff McConkey The Detroit SX went off on Saturday night. It was a pretty technical track which offered different rhythms that made for good racing. The dirt looked a little slippery in spots and had a tough sand section. There were numerous riders hitting the dirt all night, and, unfortunately, it looks like we lost at least 2 stars of the 450 class, for sure, and

Colton Facciotti Injury Update

Colton Facciotti Injury Update Monday, March 23, 2015 2014 Canadian MX1 champion, Honda Canada TLD GDR rider Colton Facciotti, has reported on his Instagram account (@coltonfacciotti) that he crashed and broke his pelvis while training down south for the upcoming Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. I contacted team owner Derek Schuster this morning and he confirmed the injury but added he should only “be off the bike a few weeks.” Apparently,

5 Minutes with…Cole Martinez

5 Minutes with…Cole Martinez By Billy Rainford Although Cole Martinez has never actually lived in Canada or clicked on Direct Motocross (ouch!), he does, in fact, hold dual citizenship between the USA and Canada. He was born and raised in Arizona but his mother lives in Saskatchewan. We had all heard the rumours of the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki team going after a rider who holds a Canadian passport, but

DMX Frid’Eh Update #11 Presented by Mongoose Machine

DMX Frid’Eh Update #11 Presented by Mongoose Machine By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Week #11 always belongs to the winner of the MX2 class up here in Canada. The MX2 champion gets to run the #1 plate and then it goes 12, 13, and so on. Last summer, we had one of the fiercest battles for the title we’ve ever seen. It’s pretty safe to say that things got

#TBT Throwback Thursday: Jolene Van Vugt – Gopher Dunes 2007

#TBT Throwback Thursday: Jolene Van Vugt – Gopher Dunes 2007 By Billy Rainford Back in 2007, London, Ontario’s Jolene Van Vugt was the defending Canadian Women’s Motocross Champion. Jolene’s life has seen many changes since then: she’s a member of The Nitro Circus crew, she’s been a stuntwoman in a big-time Batman movie, she was the first woman to do a whole bunch of upside-down tricks, and she’s probably logged

TLD Thursday Wallpapers – Daytona SX

TLD Thursday Wallpapers – Daytona SX By Billy Rainford This week, we head back to the 2015 Daytona SX Presented by Honda for the Troy Lee Designs Thursday Wallpapers. Huge thanks to Brendan from Loudmouth Intakes for the hospitality that week. Decorate your desktop with these shots from two weekends ago.  

Race Day Recap: Tyler Medaglia – GNCC Round 2

Race Day Recap: Tyler Medaglia – GNCC Round 2 By Billy Rainford Last Sunday, Parts Canada Husqvarna rider Tyler Medaglia raced the second round of the Amsoil GNCC Series in Washington, Georgia. Tyler raced the first round the previous weekend in Palatka, Florida, and placed 5th in his first-ever go at a Cross Country race of this level. This past weekend, the series moved north to Washington, Georgia. You can