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$2 Tuesday: Heather Bennett Grabs 3rd at Gopher Dunes in 2013

$2 Tuesday: Heather Bennett Grabs 3rd at Gopher Dunes in 2013 By Billy Rainford I went looking for a photo the other day and stumbled onto this one of #31 Heather Bennett (then Bowman) on the podium at Gopher Dunes in 2013. This shot shows pure joy as she finished 3rd overall with 6-3 motos. Up front was #254 Jacqueline Strong who was untouchable followed by #2E Renée Riendeau whose

5-Lap Sprint: Bles, Savage, Burger, Pronovost, Pettis, and Rarick

5-Lap Sprint: Bles, Savage, Burger, Pronovost, Pettis, and Rarick By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Jeff grabs 6 riders and asks them the same 5 questions in another installment of 5-Lap Sprint. Lap 1) What was the best National of 2015, and why?   Nathan Bles I was only able to attend a few rounds this year, but I would have to say Ulverton. The track is a true test

Frid’Eh Update #45 Presented by Scott Motosports

Frid’Eh Update #45 Presented by Scott Motosports By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford If I said #45 to you, you’d probably think of riders like Colton Facciotti, Damon Bradshaw, or maybe some skinny kid named Rainford from back in the 1980’s. However, in the 2015 Rockstar MX Nationals, #45 was none other than Jeff Alessi. Of course, he’s know for riding one digit higher than his brother, Mike, with #801,

#TBT 2012 Video Interview with Bobby Kiniry

#TBT 2012 Video Interview with Bobby Kiniry With Bobby Kiniry recently announcing his intention to go Pro Bass fishing in the next chapter of his competitive life, it seemed appropriate to dig up an old interview with the long-time Canadian Nationals competitor from New York State. Kyle Carruthers caught up with him at the 2012 Yamaha Press Ride Day up at Motopark. Thanks for all the great memories, Bobby. The

On the Radar – Jamieson MacDonald

On the Radar – Jamieson MacDonald By Jeff McConkey Name: Jamieson MacDonald Age: 7 Hometown: Grafton, Ontario School and Grade: Grafton Public School, Grade 3 Number: 161 Bike: 2015 KTM 50 SXS Classes: 50 (7-8), 50 GP and 65 (7-9) Race Club: MMRS, CMRC, AMO, MX 101, WNYRacing   How did you get started in racing? My dad got me into it. He used to ride Motocross and Ice Race.

Faces at the Races – Calgary AX

Faces at the Races – Calgary AX By Billy Rainford I haven’t been posting these columns for most of the Canadian National AX Tour so I wanted to make sure we got one up on the site after the final round of racing at the Agruim in Calgary. With so many amateurs and full gates of Pro riders showing up, it was a great way to close out the tour.

Out of the Blue: Sandra Renaud

Out of the Blue: Sandra Renaud By Jeff McConkey Name: Sandra Renaud Birth Date: April 15 1995 Hometown: Blainville, Quebec School & Grade or Occupation: Sales Rep for Nedco Number: 415 Bike: 2012 Suzuki RMZ250 Classes: Women How did you get started in racing? I was supposed to start my first complete season of racing this year, but unfortunately tore my ACL and got operated on in July. I had

Faces at the Races – Cloverdale AX

Faces at the Races – Cloverdale AX By Billy Rainford Photos by @claytonracicot Vancouver’s Clayton Racicot sent over these great photos that really give you a sense of what went on at round 3 and 4 of the Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships in Cloverdale, BC last weekend. Racing shots are great, but I’m still partial to these ones that show the people who make these events as enjoyable and

Canada AX Tour – Calgary Photo Report

Canada AX Tour – Calgary Photo Report By Billy Rainford Last weekend saw the final two rounds of the Canadian National AX Tour presented by Royal Distributing. When this series was announced, we weren’t sure what to expect from an arenacross series that was going to hit three Canadian provinces in the fall months. As soon as the first gate dropped in London, we knew this was going to be

Future West Arenacross – Cloverdale Photo Report

Future West Arenacross – Coverdale Photo Report By Billy Rainford Photos by Clayton Racicot The future West Arenacross Championships got back underway for round 3 and 4 in Cloverdale, BC this past weekend. The town always gets behind this event and 2015 was no different with big crowds in attendance to enjoy the motocross action. The dirt was a little wet and it made for some tricky racing, once the