Catching Up with...

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

Catching Up with…Preston Masciangelo

Catching Up with…Preston Masciangelo By Billy Rainford It takes a lot to make it to the big leagues in this sport. It’s not just what the rider is capable of doing on the track, no, it takes an entire family’s effort. Brantford, Ontario, racer, #22 Preston Masciangelo and his family are further proof of this. If you were to attend a major amateur national anywhere across North America, you’d likely

Catching Up with…Dakota Alix

Catching Up with…Dakota Alix By Billy Rainford Vermont native, Dakota Alix, is a name we’ve all become familiar with over the past few years. In fact, he hails from a small town that sits just 1 mile from the Canadian border, so when he came north to compete at his debut Pro event at Walton Raceway in 2012, it just made sense.  He was a fast up-and-comer throughout his amateur