On the Radar

On the Radar: Leith Ness

On the Radar: Leith Ness By Jeff McConkey Name: Leith Ness Age: 10 Hometown: Blackwater, ON School & Grade: Uxbridge Public School – Grade 5 French Immersion Number: 18 Bike: KTM 65 SX and hopefully by the end of the year an 85 KTM too (hint hint mom and dad) Race Club: MMRS, WNYR, AMA, AMO, CMRC Classes: 65 (7-9), 65 GP, 85 (7-11) How did you get started in

On the Radar: Hunter Scott

On the Radar: Hunter Scott By Jeff McConkey Name: Hunter Scott Age: 11 Hometown: Oro-Medonte, Ontario School and Grade: East Oro Public School Grade 6 Number: 22 Bike: Ktm 65, 85, 105 Race Club: AMA M.M.R.S. CMRC Classes: Supermini, 65 (10-11), 85 (7-11) How did you get started in racing? I got started racing on my dad’s snowcross track when I was 3 or 4. What is your favourite track

On the Radar: JC Bujold

On the Radar: JC Bujold By Jeff McConkey Foreword by Billy Rainford Jean-Christophe Bujold is a young Quebec rider who had an amazing summer. He was most-often the top-finishing yellow-plated rider in the MX2 Pro/Am class at the eastern rounds of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. His best finish was a 12th overall in Ulverton. He raced all 6 of the eastern rounds and finished: 24-20-21-17-12-18. Although this interview was

On the Radar: Shayne Mercieca

On the Radar: Shayne Mercieca By Jeff McConkey Name: Shayne Mercieca Age: 15 Hometown: Whitby, Ontario Occupation: High School Student Number: 107 Bike: 2014 Honda CRF150R and 2014 Honda CRF250R Race Club: OCMC, MMRS, CMRC, AMO Classes: Supermini, Schoolboy 1 (soon to be Schoolboy 2) How did you get started in racing? My sister was involved in a horse show at the Lindsay Fairgrounds which I had also gone to

On the Radar: Simon Taillefer

On the Radar: Simon Taillefer By Jeff McConkey Name:  Simon Taillefer   Age: 23 Hometown: Laval , QC   Occupation: Technician at Speedomax Intl. Number: 121 Bike: 2015 KTM 250 sx , 2014 KTM 250 sx Race Club:  CMRC, MMRS, AMA Classes:  Junior mx2, mx1, mx3  (C class)  Youth C-D How did you get started in racing?   My dad was a snowmobile rider so when we were young  my brother and I used

On the Radar: Alex Hobden

On the Radar: Alex Hobden By Jeff McConkey   Name: Alex Hobden Age: 21 Hometown: Beaverton, ON Occupation: Student Number: 311 Bike: Husqvarna FC 450 Race Club: MMRS/CMRC Classes: MX1 Pro How did you get started in racing? My dad raced Pro, and I would always look through this box of trophies that he had in the basement. It got to the point where all I would talk about is riding. It wasn’t

On the Radar: Rory Clarke

On the Radar: Rory Clarke By Jeff McConkey   Name:  Rory Clarke Age: 15   Hometown: The small and fun town of Richmond, ON School and Grade: I am currently going to South Carlton High School and in the 10th grade. Number: #21 Bike: 2015 YZ250f and 2014 Pro Circuit YZ125 Race Club: I have raced CMRC, MMRS, AMA, AMO Classes:  I race Schoolboy, MX2 Junior, and sometimes MX3 Junior    How did you get started

On the Radar: Jamie Baskerville

On the Radar: Jamie Baskerville By Jeff McConkey   Name:  Jamie Baskerville Age: 15 Hometown:  Meaford, Ontario Occupation: I’d love to say racing, but it’s my local Dairy Queen. Number: 35/135 Bike: KTM 150 Race Club: AMA (GNCC), FMSQ, Offroad-Ontario Classes: 200B (AMA), Expert (Canada)   How did you get started in racing? I always get asked this question and honestly, I can’t remember a time when I haven’t loved motorcycles. My dad raced

On the Radar: Devon Arnemann

On the Radar: Devon Arnemann By Jeff McConkey Name: Devon Arnemann Birthday: May 24, 1990 Hometown: Barrhead, AB School & Grade: Grand Prairie regional college, motorcycle mechanic apprentice 3rd year Number: 260 Bike: 2013 Honda CRF450R/2014 RMZ250 Race Club: CMRC/Alberta old timers Classes: MX1 Intermediate, MX2 Intermediate, GP PRO/AM, Under 30 Expert How did you get started in racing? When I was younger and finally mounted my first big bike, a 2004 CRF250R, I had

On the Radar: The Barrett Sisters

On the Radar: The Barrett Sisters By Jeff McConkey   Name: Dana Barrett Birthday: October 14th, 2000 Hometown: Acton, Ontario School & Grade: St Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School, grade 9 Number: 970 Bike: Kawasaki KX100 Race Clubs: MMRS, OCMC, Offroad Ontario, CMRC Classes: Ladies A, Ladies BIntermediate (MMRS)   How did you get started in racing? My dad used to race, and my sister and I would go to the races with him.