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Podcast: Scott ‘Donk’ Donkersgoed

Podcast: Scott ‘Donk’ Donkersgoed By Billy Rainford Donk, as he’s simply known, has been around the sport for a long time. He’s got skills riding a bike but it’s working on them that lit the fire in his belly that has seen him crisscross the globe over the past several years. He’s worked for Canadian teams and American teams in motocross, Supercross, and off-road. He just celebrated a birthday a

This Pro’s POV – A Column by Nathan Bles

This Pro’s POV – A Column by Nathan Bles By Nathan Bles Off-Season for Canadian Pros Race season has come and gone. For many racers it’s back to school, back to work or just continue their job. Ever wonder what the professional motocross riders are up to? It’s different with every pro rider. Some pros are established and have contracts that continue another year that simplifies things a little. They

McThoughts: 450 SX Predictions

McThoughts: 450 SX Predictions By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford This year’s group in the 450 SX class is very impressive. We will have ex-250 SX champs struggling to make the top 10, and we will even see some big names missing main events. It’s hard to bet against Ryan Dungey, but there are certainly some serious players that can steal his title. It will honestly come down to

Out of the Blue: Natasha Lachapelle

Out of the Blue: Natasha Lachapelle By Jeff McConkey Name: Natasha Lachapelle Birthday: June 13, 1994 Hometown: Bolton Center, Quebec Occupation: D.E.P in Esthetics, eyelash technician and Mary Kay consultant. Number: 199 Bike: 200wxc KTM 2015 Race Club: FMSQ, GNCC Classes: Womens Pro (WXC) How did you get started in racing? Dirt biking and racing has been apart of my life since the day I was born. My father, Allan

5th Annual DMX Canadian MX Nationals Awards

5th Annual DMX Canadian MX Nationals Awards By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford It’s that time of year again. The dust has settled – literally – and we’ve had a chance to come up for air and reflect on the summer of Pro racing at the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. It would be easy to simply call that the best summer we’ve ever seen in Canada, but that wouldn’t do

McThoughts: 250 West SX Predictions

McThoughts: 250 West SX Predictions By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It’s almost upon us. The 2016 West Coast 250 SX series is almost here. Cooper Webb has to be the odds on favourite to repeat, but if he falters, I see Jessy Nelson and Joey Savagty right there to capitalize. Here is a list of a few of the main hitters. I’m sure I have missed a few,

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Welcome to the first Monday Morning of 2016. Did you have a great and relaxing Holiday season? Did you make some unreachable resolutions for the New Year? As members of the toughest sporting group on the world, we know better than to promise ourselves we’re going to win A1 or the MXON this year. Regardless of your feelings toward New Year’s resolutions, we know

Canadian Kieran Doherty Hits the Track in Manchester for Round 1 of UK Arenacross

Canadian Kieran Doherty Hits the Track in Manchester for Round 1 of UK Arenacross By Billy Rainford Kieran Doherty, the young Arcon, Ontario, native, is calling Dartmouth, Devon, England, home these days as he lines up for the 2016 Monster Energy UK Arenacross Series. You may not be familiar with him, but he and his dad, Terry, have been going at this sport full bore for the past several years

Frid’Eh Update #53 – Happy New Year

Frid’Eh Update #53 – Happy New Year By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford This would be Week #53 of a 52-week year and would belong to Atlantic Canada’s favourite son, Davey Fraser. But since this Frid’Eh falls directly on New Year’s Day, it didn’t seem right to bother anyone. Davey will be #36 in 2016. I know, I know, he was already that number not long ago…2013, actually. I didn’t

#TBT – 2008 Steel City National Photo Report

#TBT – 2008 Steel City Photo Report By Billy Rainford For this one, we go back to the final AMA Outdoor National of the 2008 season at Steel City. Canadian MX1 champion Colton Facciotti and Tyler and Jeremy Medaglia made the drive to Pennsylvania to match up against the best in the world. This Photo Report is from www.mxforum.com. I used to put the captions above the photos… Well, I