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On the Radar | Carson Marchewka | Scott Sports Canada

On the Radar | Carson Marchewka | Scott Sports Canada By Jeff McConkey Name:  Carson Marchewka Age: 14 Hometown: Meota, SK School and Grade or Occupation: North Battleford Comprehensive High School, Grade 9 Number: 17 Bike: KX100 and KX250F Race Club or Series: MRC and Midwest Amateur Classes: Supermini, C Class and MX3 Junior How did you get started in racing and riding? When I was 2, any time I saw a dirt bike or

Faces at the Races | Gopher Dunes National

Faces at the Races | Gopher Dunes National Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford Um, that was a sticky one at Gopher Dunes. The heat and humidity were off the charts, just like it’s supposed to be. In the morning, all you had to do was take 3 steps and you were soaked. It was an oppressive kind of heat and meant that those riders who were going into this

Out of the Blue | Mckenna Kameka | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Mckenna Kameka | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Mckenna Kameka Date of Birth: October 20, 1995 Hometown: Corunna, Ontario School and Grade or Occupation: Media Coordinator for the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series. Number: 709 Bike: CRF150f Race Club: Mini Thunder [with hopes of racing a Women’s National this summer] Class: 150cc Open Who got you get started in racing?  My dad got me into racing when I was around 4

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes – Round 2

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes – Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The women did well Saturday in the rough Gopher Dunes conditions. They had to deal with the extreme heat, rain in moto 2, gnarly track all day, and big, scary jump faces. All in all, they put in a solid show and had some entertaining battles throughout the pack. They had a

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes National – Rockstar Triple Crown MX Round 6

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes National – Rockstar Triple Crown MX Round 6 Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford We headed back to the famed sand track at Gopher Dunes, just outside Tillsonburg, Ontario. Traditionally, conditions here are brutal — hot, humid, rough, and nowhere to hide. At some of the tougher tracks, you can still square off a corner or look to the far outsides for some smooth ground,

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 450 Class

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Great day for some at Gopher Dunes and not so much for others. I think the 450 class offered better racing than the 250 class. You, honestly, did not know who was going to win either moto, it was that exciting. Fan favourite Tyler Medaglia got it done for the 2nd moto win

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 250 Class

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The toughest race of the year, and one guy made it  look easy. #15 Jess Pettis was very dominant all day and walks away into the week with the points lead. The racing was good behind Pettis, but nobody really challenged him all day. Unfortunately, points leader and defending champ #1 Shawn Maffenbeier

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to another week. Yep, it’s Monday again and Gopher Dunes has come and gone. Does anyone else feel like the summers just fly by? Time seems to drag along in the off-season and then when we hit the summer series, you blink your eyes and we’re crowning a couple champions and heading for hockey season! OK, Supercross season is more topical here, so we’ll