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Catching Up with…Shawn Maffenbeier

Catching Up with…Shawn Maffenbeier By Billy Rainford In case you missed it in last week’s Frid’Eh Update… Welcome to week #15 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update this week presented by Husqvarna Canada. For 2016, #15 will belong to Swift Current, Saskatchewan’s Shawn Maffenbeier. Shawn has been a staple on the Canadian scene for a long time and most people forget he’s only 23 years old. We got to know him very

Catching Up with…Donk

Catching Up with…Donk By Jeff McConkey If your goal is to be so known that people only need to say one name and it’s understood they mean you, then Scott Donkersgoed has arrived. The man known simply as ‘Donk‘ has been around all sides of the sport for years and continues to work for great riders both north and south of the border. Most recently, he has been spinning wrenches

The Long Dirt Road Back – A Conversation with Braydon Stuart

The Long Dirt Road Back – A Conversation with Braydon Stuart By Billy Rainford You probably remember hearing about the crash at an Arenacross race in Washington that caused serious damage to the likeable British Columbia rider, Braydon Stuart, a couple years ago. It was an ugly one that left Braydon with a head injury that threatened to change his very way of life. That was then, this is now.

Catching Up with…Jimmy Decotis

Catching Up with…Jimmy Decotis By Billy Rainford In case you didn’t get a chance to read our conversation with Jimmy Decotis in last week’s Frid’Eh Update, it’s worth a read: Welcome to week #12. Unfortunately, it’s looking like we won’t be seeing Jimmy Decotis representing the ‘one-two’ this summer in the 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals. Jimmy surprised a lot of people last spring when he came to Canada to compete

Catching Up with…Kaven Benoit

Catching Up with…Kaven Benoit By Billy Rainford In case you missed it in this week’s Frid’Eh Update, here’s our conversation with two-time Canadian MX2 champion, #11 Kaven Benoit:   Kaven Benoit is currently training down at Club MX in South Carolina. We stopped in to see how he’s doing a couple weeks ago. He looks great on the 450 and was tossing it around just like he did the smaller

Catching Up with…Bobby Kiniry | Life After Moto

Catching Up with…Bobby Kiniry | Life After Moto By Billy Rainford Last Friday was Week #7 for our Frid’Eh Update. #7 in 2016 is New York State’s Bobby Kiniry. We were unable to get in touch with the 9-5-er before the Update went live, but we wanted to be sure to talk with his as soon as was convenient for him. Unfortunately, Bobby fell hard in Sarnia, Ontario, while competing

Catching Up with…Brock Leitner

Catching Up with…Brock Leitner By Billy Rainford Although Brock Leitner‘s 2015 summer went through more downs than ups, the family was able to turn it all around once the indoor season started. They committed themselves to Arenacross over the winter and Brock even came away with a Pro Lites title along the way. They then loaded up to try their luck at Supercross at San Diego 2. We caught up

Catching Up with…Mechanic, Steve Simms

Catching Up with…Mechanic, Steve Simms By Jeff McConkey Foreword by Billy Rainford In the category of ‘been there, done that,’ Steve Simms sits up near the top with just about anyone else you can think of. He’s actually got some skills on the bike, but has found his niche working on them instead. He runs his own race shop, Steve Simms Racing, won an MX1 championship with Matt Goerke in

Catching Up with…John Maguire from MMRS

Catching Up with…John Maguire from MMRS By Jeff McConkey Sometimes we need to step back and remember that this great sport of our is about much more than just the riders on the track. It takes an awful lot of planning, work, and money to get us to the point where a gate can even drop. MMRS has been doing a great job in central Ontario for a number of

Catching Up with…Tyler Medaglia

Catching Up with…Tyler Medaglia By Billy Rainford I pulled this one out of this week’s Frid’Eh Update #5 in case it got overlooked. It’s Week #5 here at the DMX Frid’Eh Update this week presented by the Toronto Supercross. If you either made it out to any of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals last year, you know just how tight the racing was in the MX1 class up near the