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Catching Up with…Marcus Nilsen

Catching Up with…Marcus Nilsen By Billy Rainford Marcus Nilsen is the friendly Floridian we got to know over the past few years when he traveled north to race the Canadian Nationals. The #803 became a part of the traveling circus for a couple years and he had some great finishes along the way. He earned #43 for the 2017 season, but we never saw him up here running it. In

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Gabriel Tremblay

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Gabriel Tremblay By Billy Rainford The Quebec rider made it to all 6 rounds of the eastern swing of the 2017 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, competing in the MX2 class. Gabriel Tremblay lives in La Baie, Quebec, and had a best round of 16th overall at Pleasant Valley. Here’s a look at his season: Direct Motocross: Hello, Gabriel. For those out there who may not be

2017 Motocross of Nations | Team Canada Post-Race Interviews

2017 Motocross of Nations | Team Canada Post-Race Interviews By Billy Rainford The 2017 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations has come and gone. This event is the biggest on the calendar and everyone wants to perform well in front of the world’s best. Team Canada MXON went in with high hopes of possibly matching or even besting their best-ever finish of 8th overall with a very strong team heading over

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Michael Fowler

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Michael Fowler By Billy Rainford We’ve all gotten to know Michael Fowler quite well over the past few years. He’s the personal rider who always has time to talk to the media and anyone else who happens along to strike up a conversation. His 2017 summer season got off to a rocky start that almost left them with a blank timetable (more on that later) but

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Taylor Ciampichini

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Taylor Ciampichini By Billy Rainford Last week was #40 for the DMX Frid’Eh Update. In 2017, that number belonged to Barrie, Ontario, native, Taylor Ciampichini. Taylor only competed in a couple rounds of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals last summer as he was busy planning his future away from the racing side of Motocross. Here’s our conversation from last week, in case you missed it.  

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Vince Friese

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Vince Friese By Billy Rainford We didn’t get to see the #39 in action here in Canada this past summer, as it belonged to Vince Friese and he never lined up for a moto. The polarizing 26-year-old rider came to Canada in 2014 and had one of the most memorable battles for a championship we’ve ever seen up here. His rival in the MX2 class was

Catching Up with…#381 Kelcey Jones

Catching Up with…#381 Kelcey Jones By Jeff McConkey Some racers get burned out towards the end of the season and fade as the season winds down. Well, that is not the case for Cavan, Ontario’s #381 Kelcey Jones. Kelcey picked up steam as the CMRC Women’s East Nationals were winding down, finishing and impressive 8th overall for the season. She then backed it up with a very impressive overall win

Catching Up with…Eve Brodeur | KTM Canada

Catching Up with…Eve Brodeur | KTM Canada By Billy Rainford We’re just a few days away from round 1 of the 2017 Women’s East MX Nationals at Gopher Dunes. With 3-time and defending champion Eve Brodeur set to go for a 4th title, we wanted to get in touch with her to get her thoughts on what this challenge means to her. Direct Motocross: Hello, Eve. You haven’t really stopped

Catching Up with…Shane Cuthbertson, Red Bull Rocks and Logs Race Director

Catching Up with…Shane Cuthbertson By Billy Rainford With the Red Bull Rocks and Logs heading to Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary for its 5th time this weekend, we wanted to see what Race Director and marauding off-road legend, Shane Cuthbertson, has in store for the competitors. Here is our conversation from Thursday afternoon: Direct Motocross: Hello, Shane. Perhaps to get started you could give us a little bit of

Catching Up with…Josh Osby

Catching Up with…Josh Osby By Billy Rainford Photos by Randall Overby #787 Josh Osby is a 20-year-old rider from Indiana who turned Pro in 2016 but then was forced to take some time off due to injury. He’s a well-known name south of the border and will bring his skills north this summer in the MX2 class for the Redemption racing team. He should make things even more interesting up