On the Radar

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.

On the Radar: Greg Quantz

On the Radar: Greg Quantz By Jeff McConkey Name:  Greg Quantz Age: 34 Hometown: Calgary, AB Occupation: Owner/Operator GQ Consulting Ltd, Drilling Fluids Engineer Bike: Yamaha YZ450F, Yamaha YZ250F, Husqvarna TE350 Race Club: CMRC, CMA, WRMA Classes: MX- Intermediate, Offroad- Pro, Ice Racing- Pro   How did you get started in racing? My dad always had these older bikes in the garage and he would neeevvverrr let me ride them. I kept asking and

On the Radar: Justin Roney

On the Radar: Justin Roney By Jeff McConkey Name:  Justin Roney   Age: 20 Hometown: London, Ontario   Occupation: Motorcycle mechanic / suspension tech Number: 204 Bike: Honda 250/450 Race Club: CMRC / TVR Classes: Pro How did you get started in racing? When my dad was younger he always had bikes and rode with his buddies for fun. One year for my birthday I got a JR 50 and he would run around behind me

On the Radar: Kyle McLeod

On the Radar: Kyle McLeod By Jeff McConkey Name: Kyle McLeod   Age: 17 Hometown: Lake Loon, Nova Scotia    School & Grade: Grade 11 at Auburn Drive High School Number: 235 Bike: 2015 Husqvarna FC250 and 2015 Kawasaki KX250F Race Club: CMRC Atlantic Region Series and NSORRA Offroad Racing Series Classes: Junior MX2 and SchoolBoy How did you get started in racing? I started racing when I was 5 years