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On the Radar: Zach Roth

On the Radar: Zach Roth By Jeff McConkey Name: Zach Roth Birthday: June 7, 1999 Hometown: Tofield, Alberta School & Grade: Battle River Online School and grade 10. Number: 322 Bike: Honda CRF 250 and 450 Race Club: AMSA and ADRA Classes:  Mx1 Mx2 Mx3 Intermediate and MX2  Pro How did you get started in racing? When I was 3 I really wanted a dirt bike. My parents said that I couldn’t get a bike until I

Photo Report: 2015 Detroit SX

Photo Report: 2015 Detroit SX Photos and captions by Billy Rainford With live television coverage these days, it’s hard to come up with a ‘race report’ that won’t be more of the same. With that in mind – and the fact that it’s now Wednesday – I thought I’d try something different for this event. The race was a few days ago now, so let’s see what the individual riders

Whip it Wednesday: Anthony Rodriguez

Whip it Wednesday: Anthony Rodriguez By Billy Rainford We’ve watched Anthony Rodriguez grow up in front of our eyes as he took the usual route of hitting all the big American Amateur National events. He has now made the jump to the Pro ranks and is proving he has the speed to battle for podiums already. With some consistency, watch for ‘A-Rod’ to be a contender for titles in the

Out of the Blue: Kate Lees

Out of the Blue: Kate Lees By Jeff McConkey Name: Kate Lees Birthday: October 3rd, 1995 Hometown: Carlyle, Saskatchewan School & Grade: Second Year Nursing Student Number: 73 Bike: 2015 kx250f Race Club: Carlyle Motocross Club Classes: Ladies, Junior, B Class, Youth How did you get started in racing? My older brother has been racing since he was really young, and my dad owns the local Kawasaki dealership, so it

$2 Tuesday: 2012 Toronto SX Canadian Content

$2 Tuesday: 2012 Toronto SX Canadian Content Photos and captions by Billy Rainford Since this week was usually the Toronto SX weekend, I thought we’d go back and have a look at the 2012 edition with a little Canadian Content spin. Of course, I’m sure you all remember this was TO SX week because of my birthday, but… With rumours circulating that the site will be back on the schedule

Faces at the Races: 2015 Detroit SX

Faces at the Races: 2015 Detroit SX Photos and captions by Billy Rainford It reminds me a lot of that Simpsons episode where Homer is afraid of New York City. For some reason, people still freak out a little at the prospect of heading into Detroit, Michigan. There’s really no reason to be nervous…there’s nothing there! Well, that was true a few years ago. The city looks to be undergoing

Finding Answers: Making the Case for Safety

Finding Answers: Making the Case for Safety By Brett Lee   With everything that has happened lately regarding injuries and worse, Walton Raceway owner, Brett Lee, has stepped forward in an attempt to bring about change in the way we handle crashes and the resulting injuries. When he asked if he could write a guest column on the topic, there was no hesitation. Brett always has insightful opinions and is

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to your first Monday Coffee of spring! Yes, it has finally ‘sprung’ and we are now only a few months away from all of this snow being completely gone here in Ontario. I kid, I kid. But wait, maybe that’s not too far off the mark if you live out in the Maritimes as they just received what is hopefully one last kick

McThoughts: Detroit SX

McThoughts: Detroit SX By Jeff McConkey The Detroit SX went off on Saturday night. It was a pretty technical track which offered different rhythms that made for good racing. The dirt looked a little slippery in spots and had a tough sand section. There were numerous riders hitting the dirt all night, and, unfortunately, it looks like we lost at least 2 stars of the 450 class, for sure, and

5 Minutes with…Cole Martinez

5 Minutes with…Cole Martinez By Billy Rainford Although Cole Martinez has never actually lived in Canada or clicked on Direct Motocross (ouch!), he does, in fact, hold dual citizenship between the USA and Canada. He was born and raised in Arizona but his mother lives in Saskatchewan. We had all heard the rumours of the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki team going after a rider who holds a Canadian passport, but