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McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class

McThoughts | MX Bon Conseil National | MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Can anyone predict this year’s MX1 class? I know I can’t. There are 6 guys that could possibly win at any time. The racing has been exciting and nobody has really dominated like expected. This weekend’s race was on a tough and technical track that bit a lot of top guys. Some say it

McThoughts | Bon Conseil National | MX2 Class

McThoughts | Bon Conseil National | MX2 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The championship battle in the MX2 class actually turned into a battle this past weekend. Cole Thompson entered with a massive 40-point lead and left with a damaged thumb and only a 2-point lead. Cole wasn’t wasting anytime getting to the front in moto 1, but unfortunately after making hard contact with ‘good’ friend Jacob

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Round 2

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 2 of the Women’s East MX Nationals went off on Saturday in Bon Conseil, Quebec. The track rutted up very deep and made it tricky for the girls to navigate. We saw a few of the top 10 girls sample the dirt more than a few times which shook up the overall results.

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class The East is here. The CMRC Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals returned after a short 1-week break and kicked off their East Coast portion of the series. Round 5 was held at Gopher Dunes. Lots of riders say that they look forward to the sand. And then reality sinks in and they realize that Gopher isn’t

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The first round of the Women’s East MX Nationals kicked off this past Saturday at Gopher Dunes. There was a solid turnout of familiar faces, but unfortunately there were quite a few regulars missing. Like everything, life must go on, and we are still going to see great racing no matter what. The big

McThoughts | Calgary National

McThoughts | Calgary National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class   The MX2 class was a little weak in 2016. Not the top 3, but just the depth. Well, 2017 is much better. We have many guys that can and will podium, and to get a top 10 this year is a lot tougher. Round 3 went off this past Sunday in Calgary and the MX2 class

McThoughts | Women’s West MX Nationals | Calgary Round 3

McThoughts | Women’s West MX Nationals | Calgary Round 3 By Jeff McConkey The 3rd round of the Women’s West MX Nationals series went off on Saturday in Calgary, Alberta. The girls were blessed with a very nice day and a good track to race on. Like the previous two rounds, the top 2 girl were on a whole different level. The pair of Shelby Turner and Lexi Pechout put on

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey What a crazy race! Eli Tomac went into the 2nd-to-last round of the season as the sole points leader, up by 3 points on Ryan Dungey. Dungey had to go for the win, no more Mr. Consistency, he needed every available point. There are always thoughts of team tactics, when championships are this close at the end of the

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey On Saturday night, we were treated to a great 250 East SX race. It was the second-to-last round and it looked like Joey Savatgy was going to cruise to his first professional title. Well, this is SX, and anything can happen. Just when you think something is a given, it’s gone in an instant. While riding comfortably in 2nd

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Going into Salt Lake City tied in points, Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had all eyes on them. Dungey has been the super consistent one, while Tomac has had the incredible raw speed. Early on in the season, Tomac was getting awful starts and Dungey was starting well. Eli trailed Ryan by as many as 29 points, and when