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On the Radar: Rory Clarke

On the Radar: Rory Clarke By Jeff McConkey   Name:  Rory Clarke Age: 15   Hometown: The small and fun town of Richmond, ON School and Grade: I am currently going to South Carlton High School and in the 10th grade. Number: #21 Bike: 2015 YZ250f and 2014 Pro Circuit YZ125 Race Club: I have raced CMRC, MMRS, AMA, AMO Classes:  I race Schoolboy, MX2 Junior, and sometimes MX3 Junior    How did you get started

Out of the Blue: Rachel Springman

Out of the Blue: Rachel Springman By Jeff McConkey Intro by Billy Rainford   Name: Rachel Springman Birthday: August 9, 1992 Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia School & Grade or Occupation: I graduated university last year with a diploma in Criminal Justice, and now I’m currently a Youth Worker with kids ages 12-18. Number: 631 Bike: Yamaha YZ250F Race Club: CMRC / Future West Classes: Youth and Ladies How did you

Catching Up with…Westen Wrozyna

Catching Up with …Westen Wrozyna By Jeff McConkey Intro by Billy Rainford Making the transition from highly-ranked amateur rider to first-year Pro can sometimes be difficult. It can be even tougher when you’re nursing a lingering injury. Newtonville, Ontario’s Westen Wrozyna found this out in 2014. Although he had a solid year with some impressive highlights, he wasn’t able to compete at the level he is accustomed to. He’s coming

$2 Tuesday: 2011 Most Memorable

$2 Tuesday: 2011 Most Memorable By Billy Rainford I always enjoy rooting through my stash of old moto photos. This week, I bumped into a file called, “2011 Most Memorable.” That sounded pretty appropriate so in I went. It’s amazing the memories that are instantly return to the front of your mind that you hadn’t even thought of since the day they happened. Looking back at these reminded me that

Photo Report: New Era Motopark Cup Round 1

Photo Report: New Era Motopark Cup Round 1 May 15-16, 2015 By Billy Rainford Photos by Tyler Spikman @spikman With round 1 of the New Era Motopark Cup in the books, you could say summer at Motopark near Owen Sound, Ontario, is officially open. After 6 years, this series has grown to take on a prominent role in the Canadian moto scene. From Motopark’s Carl Bastedo, “The weather for the

Faces at the Races: KTM MMRS Provincial Round 4 from Madoc

Faces at the Races: KTM MMRS Provincial Round 4 from Madoc Photos and captions by Jeff McConkey Round 4 of the 2015 KTM MMRS Provincial Series took place this weekend in Madoc, Ontario. Home of the ‘must do’ Madoc National at the end of summer, the fast track lends itself well to some great racing. Riders at MMRS events are some of the friendliest you’ll see at a race. Here’s

Frid’Eh Update #19 Presented by Mongoose Machine

Frid’Eh Update #19 Presented by Mongoose Machine By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Welcome to Week #19 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update this week presented by Mongoose Machine. In 2015, the rider who would be running the famous hockey number, 19, would have been California rider and former MX2 Canadian Champion, Austin Politelli. Seriously, you have to be good to wear #19 in hockey…look it up! Austin came up to

Catching Up with…Jake Streichert

Catching Up with…Jake Streichert By Billy Rainford We’ve been following #194 Jake Streichert‘s progression the past few years and have been nothing short of impressed with his work ethic and speed. As he moved up through the ranks, we could tell he had all the tools needed to take the next step. All he needed was the equipment to do it. Well, he’s turning Pro for 2015 and was set

Spy Photos: Jimmy Decotis Testing at Sand Del Lee

Spy Photos: Jimmy Decotis Testing at Sand Del Lee By Billy Rainford Direct Motocross has gotten its hands on a few spy photos taken today of Canada’s Motorcycle FXR Yamaha’s newest MX2 rider, #105 Jimmy Decotis. The New England rider from Peabody, Massachusetts, is listed as 5’5″ and 150lbs but is famous for his corner speed and his ability to throw a motocross bike around like there’s no tomorrow. He

Out of the Blue: Natalie Bruno

Out of the Blue: Natalie Bruno By Jeff McConkey Name: Natalie Bruno Birthday: January 2nd, 1997 Hometown: Thornton, ON School & Grade or Occupation: Grade 12 at Bear Creek Secondary School Number: 571 Bike: KTM 125 Race Club: Maguire’s Motocross Racing Series and Western New York Racing Classes: Ladies A, Youth C/D, 250 D   How did you get started in racing? When I was 7, I literally just saw a commercial for dirt biking and told my