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2017 Motocross of Nations | Team Canada Post-Race Interviews

2017 Motocross of Nations | Team Canada Post-Race Interviews By Billy Rainford The 2017 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations has come and gone. This event is the biggest on the calendar and everyone wants to perform well in front of the world’s best. Team Canada MXON went in with high hopes of possibly matching or even besting their best-ever finish of 8th overall with a very strong team heading over

Out of the Blue | Brooke Kares | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Brooke Kares | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Brooke Kares Birthday: April 9, 1996 Hometown: Thorold, Ontario Occupation: Fitness and Health Promotion Graduate – Soon to be Personal Trainer Number: 913 Bike: 2011 KTM 250 XC-F Race Club: Off-Road Ontario and World Enduro Canada Classes: Ladies A How did you get started in racing? There was an Off-Road Ontario race that was in my area that had been going

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Michael Fowler

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Michael Fowler By Billy Rainford We’ve all gotten to know Michael Fowler quite well over the past few years. He’s the personal rider who always has time to talk to the media and anyone else who happens along to strike up a conversation. His 2017 summer season got off to a rocky start that almost left them with a blank timetable (more on that later) but

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to the sidelines. I guess this is my life for the next couple months. I won’t sit here and complain though because Motocross is a sport with probably more time spent on these sidelines than most out there. When I was 16, I remember I had been out at the practice track all day Sunday getting ready for whatever race my

Frid’Eh Update #41

Frid’Eh Update #41 Presented by Yamaha Motor Canada By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford   Welcome to Week #41 of the Direct Motocross Frid’Eh Update this week presented by OTSFF. We’ve all gotten to know Michael Fowler quite well over the past few years. He’s the personal rider who always has time to talk to the media and anyone else who happens along to strike up a conversation. His 2017

#TBT | Cole Thompson Interview from Las Vegas 2009

#TBT | Cole Thompson Interview from Las Vegas 2009 By Billy Rainford Since we haven’t heard from Cole Thompson in a little while, we thought we’d reach back into the archives and post this interview set to photos from the 2009 World Minis in Las Vegas. Cole is currently recovering from thumb surgery and we’ll be sure to get in touch with him soon to find out how it’s been

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Taylor Ciampichini

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Taylor Ciampichini By Billy Rainford Last week was #40 for the DMX Frid’Eh Update. In 2017, that number belonged to Barrie, Ontario, native, Taylor Ciampichini. Taylor only competed in a couple rounds of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals last summer as he was busy planning his future away from the racing side of Motocross. Here’s our conversation from last week, in case you missed it.  

Faces at the Races | 2017 MXON | Matterley Basin

Faces at the Races | 2017 MXON | Matterley Basin By Billy Rainford Photos by Emily Nicholson and Bigwave Another Monster Energy Motocross of Nations is in the books and France won it again for the 4th straight year. Team Canada finished 13th after a tough day at the office for all 3 riders – Colton Facciotti, Shawn Maffenbeier, and Tyler Medaglia. Here’s a look back at the 3 days

Out of the Blue | Lyndsie Brandt | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Lyndsie Brandt | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Lyndsie Brandt Birthday: February 4th, 1994 Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario Occupation: Project Coordinator – Construction Number: 294 Bike: 2015 Yamaha YZ125 Race Club: N/A Classes: Ladies B How did you get started in racing? I was a trail rider for a season last year but a really good friend of mine brought me to Motopark (talk about setting