Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Good Monday Morning from the beautiful Maritimes. There’s an overwhelming sense of happiness out here. I remember talking to some racers from the United States in Quebec who were happy to be racing in Canada because “everyone is so nice” and telling them to just wait until they get out east! It’s true, people are great out here and seem to be happy with

Washougal Highlight Video

Washougal Highlight Video From MX Sports Pro Racing: Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: Peterson CAT Washougal National The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship returned to the west coast on Saturday afternoon with its annual visit to scenic Washougal MX Park for the ninth round of the 2016 season. In the 450 Class, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac outdueled championship leader and RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing rider Ken

Pleasant Valley|PODCASTS

Pleasant Valley|PODCASTS By Billy Rainford We chat with Jess Pettis, Kyle Springman, Taylor Arsenault, Shawn Maffenbeier, Cole Thompson, Mike Alessi, Brock Leitner, Matt Goerke, and Davi Millsaps after a long, hot day at Pleasant Valley in Truro, Nova Scotia. MX2 #20 Jess Pettis YAM #87 Kyle Springman YAM #53 Taylor Arsenault KTM #15 Shawn Maffenbeier KTM #4 Cole Thompson KTM MX1 #800 Mike Alessi KAW #45 Brock Leitner KAW #1

Saturday Afternoon at Pleasant Valley|A Few Photos|Freedom Cycle

Saturday Afternoon at Pleasant Valley|A Few Photos|Freedom Cycle Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford After a short, leisurely drive from Ontario to Brookfield, Nova Scotia, I arrived at the track that last hosted a Canadian National in 2002. Pleasant Valley sits on the land owned by the Cooke’s and is just a 30-second drive from the Brookfield Bakery and Tyler Medaglia and Heidi Cooke‘s house – this is a family

Frid’Eh Update #30 Presented by Freedom Cycle

Frid’Eh Update #30 Presented by Freedom Cycle By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Welcome to another busy week here at Direct Motocross for Frid’Eh Update #30 Presented by Freedom Cycle in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. We’re currently somewhere on the eastern seaboard of the United States near Portland, Maine. As I sit here in a roadside restaurant writing about our little sport of motocross, it’s difficult to listen to

Video: Women’s East Nationals|Ulverton Round 2

Video: Women’s East Nationals|Ulverton Round 2 Some raw footage of the Women’s East Nationals second moto from Ulverton, PQ. (Wow, I didn’t realize the song was going to be that repetitive. If I wasn’t heading east to Nova Scotia I would have started over!)

On the Radar: Sam Matthews

On the Radar: Sam Matthews By Jeff McConkey Name:  Sam Matthews Age: 15 Hometown: Clifford, Ontario School and Grade: Grade 9 St.James Catholic Highschool Guelph Number: 33 Bike: KTM 250 2-stroke Race Club: MMRS Classes: 250 Junior, Open Junior, 450 Junior How did you get started in racing? I saw a video when I was 4 years old and I wanted to race. My mom said NO even though I

Faces at the Races|Ulverton Round 6

Faces at the Races|Ulverton Round 6 By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave Yikes, having Jeff shoot some photos at the races isn’t making these ‘Faces at the Races‘ columns any shorter! Once again, we set Jeff up with a camera and a general shooting setting to go along with it and off he went into the action. It’s time for our favourite column to write where we

Out of the Blue: Estrella Cemovic|Presented by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue: Estrella Cemovic|Presented by Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey   Name: Estrella Cemovic Birthday: December 8, 1998 Hometown: Brampton, Ontario School & Grade: Homeschooled in grade 12 Number: 265 Bike: Yamaha YZ250f Race Club: I usually just race TransCan and sometimes Motocup in Canada and the bigger races in the States like Mini O’s, Spring Nationals and Loretta’s this year. I also do a couple local races when