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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

On the Radar: Jamie Baskerville

On the Radar: Jamie Baskerville By Jeff McConkey   Name:  Jamie Baskerville Age: 15 Hometown:  Meaford, Ontario Occupation: I’d love to say racing, but it’s my local Dairy Queen. Number: 35/135 Bike: KTM 150 Race Club: AMA (GNCC), FMSQ, Offroad-Ontario Classes: 200B (AMA), Expert (Canada)   How did you get started in racing? I always get asked this question and honestly, I can’t remember a time when I haven’t loved motorcycles. My dad raced

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford I hope everyone had a great weekend and either feels completely worn out from a hard weekend of riding and racing or you feel well-rested and ready for another long work week. I can remember the days when I’d show up for school on Monday and be nursing some sort of bruise, twist, or tweak for the better part of the next week. Do

Frid’Eh Update #18 Presented by Xtreme Toys

Frid’Eh Update #18 Presented by Xtreme Toys By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford   Welcome to Week #18 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update Presented by Xtreme Toys in London, Ontario. #18 goes out to a guy we got to know pretty well last summer. Sylvain Le Gad hopped in his white cargo van and left Montreal for Nanaimo, BC last May to compete in the 2014 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals

On the Radar: Devon Arnemann

On the Radar: Devon Arnemann By Jeff McConkey Name: Devon Arnemann Birthday: May 24, 1990 Hometown: Barrhead, AB School & Grade: Grand Prairie regional college, motorcycle mechanic apprentice 3rd year Number: 260 Bike: 2013 Honda CRF450R/2014 RMZ250 Race Club: CMRC/Alberta old timers Classes: MX1 Intermediate, MX2 Intermediate, GP PRO/AM, Under 30 Expert How did you get started in racing? When I was younger and finally mounted my first big bike, a 2004 CRF250R, I had

Catching Up with…Mike Smith, Mechanic for Cole Martinez

Catching Up with…Mike Smith, Mechanic for Cole Martinez By Billy Rainford If you’ve been around the Canadian Moto scene a while, you’ll remember the name Mike Smith. Mike could always be found at the Pro Nationals wrenching for one of the BC riders all across the country. Fast young riders like Kyle Beaton and Spencer Knowles appear prominently on the 29-year-old’s resume. Mike will be making his return to racing

Out of the Blue: Cassee Quantz

Out of the Blue: Cassee Quantz By Jeff McConkey   Name: Cassee Quantz Birthday: November 10, 1987 Hometown: Calgary, AB Occupation: Business Manager @ GQ Consulting Ltd. Number: AMSA #335, Ladies CMRC National #15 Bike: 2015 Yamaha 250F Race Club:  Canadian Women’s Nationals, AMSA Provincial Series & Wild Rose Super Series Classes: Ladies A   How did you get started in racing? I got into racing through my husband, Greg Quantz. When I met him almost 6

Faces at the Races: MMRS Muttco Mountain Provincial Round 2

Faces at the Races: MMRS Muttco Mountain Provincial Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Jeff McConkey and Dawn McClintock Round 2 of the MMRS KTM Provincial Series kicked off at Muttco Mountain this past weekend. We had great weather, a great turn-out, and a great track for some fantastic racing action. South African Orange Motorsports Scott KTM rider Liam O’Farrell and GDR’s Westen Wrozyna were the big names in