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McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX1

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX1 By Jeff McConkey We went into the final round of the Championship with only 15 points between 1st and 2nd. After 19 motos, heading into the 20th and final moto the lead was down to 8. It was a great ending to a great season. We had multiple moto winners and overall winners in our most stacked 450 class

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX2

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX2 By Jeff McConkey Well, it was almost a nail-biter of a finish – at least going into the 2nd moto, anyway. Shawn Maffenbeier entered the final round up 11 points on 2nd place Ryan Surratt. Shawn did what was needed to secure his first National Championship, and unfortunately, Surratt crashed out of moto 2 injuring his leg. The final

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 4

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 4 By Jeff McConkey As quickly as the 2017 Women’s East season has come, it has left us just as fast. We had great racing for the first 3 rounds, and the 4th was no different. Once again, our top 2 girls were on another level and set the bar really high. We had some good battles throughout the pack which

McThoughts | Deschambault National | MX1 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The 2017 CMRC Rockstar Energy Pro Nationals MX1 Championship will be going down to the wire. 15 points separate red plate holder and former champion Matt Goerke from 2nd place in the standings, former World Champion Christophe Pourcel. The two went at it both motos in Dechambault. They looked close in speed, but neither could come close

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | Deschambault

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | Deschambault By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Things didn’t look good Sunday morning. It looked so bad early on, that a few privateers chose not to race and save their bikes. Yeah, it was that sloppy. Fast forward a few hours, and the track got much better as the day went on. Series points leader Shawn Maffenbeier went into the day with a 46-point

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Deschambault

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Deschambault By Jeff McConkey Round 3 of the 2017 Women’s East MX Nationals took place this past Saturday in Deschambault, Quebec. This is a sandy track with a ton of elevation. The weather was good all week long, but the rain came on Saturday. The girls got through their first moto, but the rain delayed the program for moto 2, almost postponing it

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