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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

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 250 Class

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Anything can and will happen this season in the 250 class. Jess Pettis has been the fastest, but he has had a few mechanicals. But don’t forget that Shawn Maffenbeier had 4 last year and still won the title. Speaking of Maffenbeier, he has been very good, very smart, and very consistent. Next, we have Dylan

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals Round 1

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals Round 1 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford No, they are not sisters, cousins, or any relation at all, but it surely was “The Brodeur Show” in Ottawa this past Saturday. Megan, not Eve, got the holeshot and led wire to wire in moto 1. Eve was right there, but just couldn’t make the pass, allowing Megan to grab the win. The big

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 450 Class

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave 450 Class This is the most stacked 450 class ever in Canada. We have 5-7 guys who could win a moto on any given Saturday. Sure, the talent falls off hard around 15, but who cares. The racing will be great all season long and you can count on multiple winners. The track in Calgary

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 250 Class

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave 250 Class Going into Round 1, I honestly thought the 250 class might not be as exciting as the 450’s. Like always, I was wrong. There are quite a few top guys that can step up at any moment. I have said a few times that I think Jess Pettis will win here and there

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | Final Round | 450 Pro

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | Final Round | 450 Pro By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 1st Cole Thompson: Davi Millsaps raced our series a few years ago, and wherever Davi pointed his KTM, it went. He could cut down anywhere, anytime. Well, Cole and his KTM are doing the exact same thing. The track was nasty at times, but Cole was in complete control of the bike and

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | Final Round | 250 Pro

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | Final Round | 250 Pro By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 1st Jess Pettis: Jess came in fresh off of a very successful Seattle SX. He attacked the track from the very first practice, Friday, and didn’t let up until the checkered flag Saturday night. He was fast, aggressive and very confident. On a very tacky/rutted technical track, Jess still managed to have some