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McThoughts | Montreal Supercross | 450 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | Montreal Supercross | 450 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The Montreal Supercross is finally back. We haven’t been there since 2012, but we definitely made up for it this year. There was no lack of star power — Malcolm Stewart, Colt Nichols, Alex Martin, Josh Hill, and Josh Hansen to name just a few. Add in our Canadian stars and you have the recipe

McThoughts | Montreal Supercross | 250 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | Montreal Supercross | 250 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey 250 Class Coming into the Montreal SX, there was little doubt who the heavy favourite in the 250 class was going to be. Jess Pettis has been having a dream season, and there was no reason to not continue it in Montreal. This year’s edition of the race had some of us guessing about the track. In past

McThoughts | Walton National – 450 Class | LRX Performance

McThoughts | Walton National – 450 Class | LRX Performance By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford   Congratulations to our 5-time Canadian National Champion, Colton Facciotti. Colton came out at Round 1 in Calgary and showed everyone that he was the guy to beat. He was very good all season right up until the final moto at Walton where he sealed the deal. 2018 was our most stacked top

McThoughts | Walton National – 250 Class | LRX Performance

McThoughts | Walton National – 250 Class | LRX Performance By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Congratulations to Jess Pettis and his team. They were the fastest right out of the gate. He had 2 DNF’s and he still won, which is pretty impressive. Going into the final round, it was a complete nail-biter as the top 2 title contenders were only separated by 3 points. That is the

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Summer Denzler How about this 450 class?! We have had weekends where 5-plus guys could win. That is pretty much unheard of. To be honest, we were really lucky this year to have such a stacked top 10. We have had some great talent over the years, but nothing like this. In the past, there would be one,

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 250 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Summer Denzler What a season we are having in the 250 class. Who would have thought that we would be heading into the final weekend with 3 points separating the top 2 title contenders? It has actually been great racing all season. The top 10 has some serious talent. We have some old faces, young faces, and new

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes – Round 2

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes – Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The women did well Saturday in the rough Gopher Dunes conditions. They had to deal with the extreme heat, rain in moto 2, gnarly track all day, and big, scary jump faces. All in all, they put in a solid show and had some entertaining battles throughout the pack. They had a

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 450 Class

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Great day for some at Gopher Dunes and not so much for others. I think the 450 class offered better racing than the 250 class. You, honestly, did not know who was going to win either moto, it was that exciting. Fan favourite Tyler Medaglia got it done for the 2nd moto win

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 250 Class

McThoughts | Gopher Dunes National – Round 6 | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The toughest race of the year, and one guy made it  look easy. #15 Jess Pettis was very dominant all day and walks away into the week with the points lead. The racing was good behind Pettis, but nobody really challenged him all day. Unfortunately, points leader and defending champ #1 Shawn Maffenbeier

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 450 Class

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Just when you think there is a guy ready to go on a tear in the 450 class, somebody else steps up. First it was Colton Facciotti, then it was Kaven Benoit, and now it is Colton again. And all the while, Matt Goerke has been very good, along with Tyler Medaglia. I don’t think we