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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

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