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 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 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 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 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
$2 Tuesday: 2008 Blair Morgan Ride Day at Motopark By Billy Rainford We all remember where we were when we learned of Blair Morgan‘s crash and subsequent paralysis. Blair fell in a seemingly innocent section of the track at the 2008 Montreal SX. I was at the race and couldn’t believe it had happened the way it did. When the news came out that he had suffered permanent spinal cord
Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, it was an extremely busy weekend and I was supposed to be in the middle of it, but sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned. Maybe being able to roll with the punches is what keeps me sane in this industry, I don’t know. If I were to get upset every time things didn’t go the way I wanted or planned
Frid’Eh Update Presented by Just 1 Helmets By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Let us start off with an apology to Seth Rarick and Topher Ingalls. In all my excitement about leaving for NYC last Frid’Eh, I somehow looked up the Top 100 CMRC National Numbers, read them, and still managed to mix up who was 16 and who was 17. In my defense, they both actually scored the same
TLD Thursday Wallapapers – 2015 East Rutherford SX By Billy Rainford Decorate your desktop with these shots from last Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
On the Radar: The Barrett Sisters By Jeff McConkey Name: Dana Barrett Birthday: October 14th, 2000 Hometown: Acton, Ontario School & Grade: St Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School, grade 9 Number: 970 Bike: Kawasaki KX100 Race Clubs: MMRS, OCMC, Offroad Ontario, CMRC Classes: Ladies A, Ladies BIntermediate (MMRS) How did you get started in racing? My dad used to race, and my sister and I would go to the races with him.