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Catching Up with…#120 Todd Bannister

Catching Up with…#120 Todd Bannister By Billy Rainford You meet the nicest people when you just walk up to a white panel van and say hello. OK, reading that back, I understand that only works around a motocross track – do not try this anywhere else, please! Anyway, I did just that today at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park and got chatting with privateer racer, #120 Todd Bannister. Todd is from

Catching Up with…#78 Ronnie Stewart

Catching Up with…#78 Ronnie Stewart By Billy Rainford You don’t have to look very hard to find good people in this sport. I’d never met #78 Ronnie Stewart before, but when I saw him come off the track, head back to his white van, get greeted by his wife, Brooke, and his dog, Mya, today while at Lake Elsinore MX, I jumped at it the opportunity.  Sure enough, these two

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia By Billy Rainford     Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia. | Bigwave photo Taking 5th in the 2017 series and choosing #5 as his permanent number is the rider who grew up near Ottawa, ON but now calls Brookfield, NS home. Tyler Medaglia is the likeable rider who gives his all every time he swings a leg over a motorcycle. With Tyler, you

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi By Billy Rainford Mike Alessi came up through the American amateur ranks like a house on fire. I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate cliché, but I’m going with it. He won everything is sight and had a historic charge through the big Amateur Nationals, battling Ryan Villopoto every step of the way. Mike has chosen his familiar #800 as his Canadian career

Catching Up with…X Games Gold Medalist, Cody Matechuk

Catching Up with…X Games Gold Medalist, Cody Matechuk By Billy Rainford There are moments in your life you will never forget. There are moments in life you never want to forget. #111 Cody Matechuk from Cochrane, Alberta, just lived through one of those moments, Saturday at the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado. After finishing a solid 3rd at last year’s games, Cody put in the time, did the

Josh Snider Talks about the Redemption Racing/Club MX/RSR Deal for Supercross and Beyond

Josh Snider Talks about the Redemption Racing/Club MX/RSR Deal for Supercross and Beyond By Billy Rainford When I got home from Dayton, Ohio, a couple weeks ago, it turns out I forgot one of my cameras in the back seat of Terry Doherty‘s car. The car headed for Kingston and that was the last I’d see of my camera for a while, or so I thought. Josh Snider‘s wife, Mel

Catching Up with…#377 Christophe Pourcel | Husqvarna Canada

Catching Up with…#377 Christophe Pourcel | Husqvarna Canada By Billy Rainford There are polarizing competitors in every sport – you either love them or hate them. There really is no middle ground. French former World Champion Christophe Pourcel is one of those athletes. He tells it like it is and doesn’t care if you agree with him or not. If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask him

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Matt Goerke

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Matt Goerke By Billy Rainford Matt Goerke is no stranger to the winner’s circle up here in Canada but this latest championship didn’t come easily. In fact, the final round at RJ’s in Barrie, Ontario, probably took several years off the lives of Matt and his entire team as he battled from the back of the pack to capture his 3rd Canadian title (2012, 2015, 2017).

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward By Billy Rainford   Tanner Ward is from Woodstock, Ontario, and is one of those racers we’ve all watched make his way up through the Amateur ranks in Canadian Motocross. He and his dad, Jeff Ward, could always be found logging thousands of miles to get Tanner to the biggest amateur nationals all across the United States. He lined up for his first Pro races last

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…#525 Daniel Mills

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…#525 Daniel Mills By Billy Rainford Daniel Mills came north to race the Canadian series in 2016 and ended up earning #51 for the 2017 season. Unfortunately, we never saw him run it and we’re about to find out why. Here’s our conversation with the rider who hails from Reno, Nevada, but now calls Southern California home: Direct Motocross: Hello, Daniel. You were #51 in Canada