McThoughts

RIP Jeff McConkey

RIP Jeff McConkey I can’t believe I’m writing this right now, but our old friend Jeff took his life Thursday after a battle with depression. We all knew Jeff and we all enjoyed poking fun at his fair-weather riding ways. He always liked to stay clean and he was one of the funniest guys I knew. Jeff has been involved in the motocross industry since before a lot of you

McThoughts | Montreal SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Montreal SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The 450 class had sone serious talent in Montreal for 2019. The fans were really treated to some top notch racers this year and they all delivered some great racing. The track was tamed down quite a bit to accommodate the ATV’s and Buggy racing, so it didn’t allow the top guys to really get away

McThoughts | Montreal SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Montreal SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Going into this year’s Montreal Supercross, the 250 class looked great on paper. Quite a few guys that could win, but when the night was over, we were missing 3 potential winners. Josh Osby missed the event due to a wedding, Tyler Medaglia sat out due to a scary qualifying crash, and Jess Pettis suffered a

McThoughts | Women’s East MX | Deschambault

McThoughts | Women’s East MX | Deschambault By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The Ladies East had some great racing in 2019, but it also had some drama. The thing with Ladies Motocross is, these girls have a very small window of opportunity before they get pushed out of the sport. They aren’t as lucky as the men, and for some crazy reason they don’t get to sponge off

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It’s crunch time in the 450 class. 2 motos left, and the 5-time champion Colton Facciotti is leading Mike Alessi by 14 points and Phil Nicoletti by 31. Heading into Deschambault, like always, anything can happen. Mechanical failures, crashes, off days and troubles with pampers could all take a championship away from one rider and give

McThoughts | Deschambault | 250 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Going into Deschambault, there wasn’t a whole lot of championship excitement as Dylan Wright has a pretty solid points lead, and could basically win no matter where he started. That changed when Jess Pettis started riding like his old self and captured the overall. Yes, Dylan may have backed it down and rode smart, but it sure

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | River Glade National | 450 Class

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | River Glade National | 450 Class By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave Who was going to step up to shut up all the haters from the previous week at Sand Del Lee? That was the question. The track was prepped beautifully this year and the 450 riders had nothing to complain about, as far as the conditions were concerned! Well done, gang. Let’s have a look

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | Riverglade National – 250 Class

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | Riverglade National – 250 Class By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave I feel sort of silly referring to myself in the 3rd person, but it helps make us sound like a bigger operation around here than we really are. Anyway, Jeff McConkey will return this coming week at Motocross Deschambault, so I thought I’d take the reins this week to give ‘McThoughts‘ a shot. There were

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Sand Del Lee

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Sand Del Lee By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The Ladies East series had their 2nd round in Ottawa Saturday. The weather was nasty hot, but they still had a great turnout and some decent racing. There is such a variety in talent, but it actually makes for battles throughout the entire field. Here are the results and my thoughts. 1st Isabelle

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee National | 450

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee National | 450 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class The 450 class has been very interesting this season. There are so many guys that podium or even win at any given time. You have a bad weekend, and then you win the next. Well, that is what happened in Ottawa. Matt Goerke had a mess of a weekend at Gopher Dunes and