McThoughts

McThoughts: Deschambault National

McThoughts: Deschambault National By Jeff McConkey Round 7 was this past weekend at the beautiful Deschambault MX circuit in Quebec. The morning started out with some constant rain, but the track held up, the weather got better and it made for some good racing. Both classes have had some great battles throughout the pack, but in MX2 Kaven Benoit has really stepped up and showed that he is the best

McThoughts: Ottawa National

McThoughts: Ottawa National By Jeff McConkey MX2 Round 6 went off on Saturday just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. It was very hot, and very humid, but that didn’t hold back the top racers from hanging it out and giving us some great racing. Kaven Benoit went 1-1 yet again, and looks to be on his way to his 2nd National Championship. There are still a few riders with a mathematical

McThoughts: Women’s East Nationals Round 2

McThoughts: Women’s East Nationals Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Round 2 of the Women’s East National Series went off on Saturday at the fast, fun, flowing Sand Del Lee racetrack in Richmond, Ontario. Earlier in the week, we were informed that fast American Brittany Gagne was going to make the trip north from her home in Montana. That was pleasant news as we were all hoping someone could show our

McThoughts: Women’s East Nationals Round 1

McThoughts: Women’s East Nationals Round 1 By Jeff McConkey Coming into Round 1 of the Women’s East National series, Defending champ, Eve Brodeur, was the clear favourite from day 1. The young French Canadian put in the work during the off season and left Gopher Dunes with 2 holeshots and 2 moto wins. She isn’t cocky or flashy, she’s just really, really, really good. She was never challenged and made

McThoughts: Gopher Dunes National

McThoughts: Gopher Dunes National By Jeff McConkey   We have a pretty stacked MX2 class this season, and most of the front-runners love the sand. Gopher Dunes has got to be one of the roughest tracks in the world. This year was no different; it was hot and nasty, but that didn’t slow the top dogs. We had a few new additions to our series starting at Round 5. South

McThoughts: Rockstar MX Nationals West Rounds

McThoughts: Rockstar MX Nationals West Rounds By Jeff McConkey In case you missed Jeff’s ‘McThoughts’ that we included in the Frid’Eh Update, here they are on their own: McTHOUGHTS on the West MX2 1st Kaven Benoit 217 points: Some people doubted Kaven’s decision to ride the 2-stroke. Well, Mr. Benoit has looked great at all 4 rounds out West. He has no real weaknesses and will be the guy to

McThoughts: East Rutherford SX

McThoughts: East Rutherford SX By Jeff McConkey The 2nd-to-last SX round of the 2015 Monster Energy AMA series kicked-off Saturday. For the first time it was a day race, and the fans of New York/New Jersey were treated to some great racing. The 450 Championship has long been decided, but that didn’t stop the great action. The 250 East had yet to be decided, but it was pretty darn close. If

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX By Jeff McConkey Hey, guys. I am back after a week away from the saddle. While I was away, ‘Bossman’ Billy stepped in and really did a great job. Hopefully, I can win my spot back with my thoughts from Round 15. This week’s stop was at a new venue in Santa Clara, California. The dirt looked really slippery and the roost looked nasty. It’s not often

McThoughts: Houston SX

McThoughts: Houston SX By Jeff McConkey* *this week written by Billy Rainford The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series resumed this past Saturday night in Houston, Texas, after a weekend off for Easter. The math was worked out and both Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider #17 Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM’s #5 Ryan Dungey had chances to clinch their respective titles with a few weekends still left to go. Going

McThoughts: St. Louis SX

McThoughts: St. Louis SX By Jeff McConkey This past week’s  action was in St. Louis, MO. The ‘Gateway to the West’ is known for its great dirt and this year’s track didn’t disappoint. In the past, I don’t ever think the word ‘dominant’ was used much in SX with KTM, or even with the name Ryan Dungey. Well, it is 2015 and things have changed. KTM is dominant in both